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Are you obsessed with the hunt and mystery of unraveling your family’s past? Maybe you are new to the search? Whether you are new to genealogy or experienced, this free seminar is a must! From an exciting keynote speaker, John Dougan the Missouri State Archivist, to our many breakout sessions, you will find something to love at our fourth annual seminar.

Missouri State Archivists and Analysts from the Missouri State Archives will be giving presentations on finding records in Missouri and so much more.

Seminar classes start Friday evening April 27, with a full day of workshops on Saturday, April 28. Please check out our wide variety classes and register early.

This is a free seminar; there is no charge to attend.

Registration is required. Some of the classrooms have limited seating. However, anyone not registered who shows up at the door on the day of the conference will not be turned away, space permitting.

IMPORTANT: Read FAQ for necessary information.

Seminar Schedule

Friday April 27th 2018

6:30PM – 7:30PM

Defining Your Dash: Tips And Tricks for Writing Your Personal History
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Defining Your Dash: Tips And Tricks for Writing Your Personal History

Apr 27, 2018 6:30pm 50/85

Class by Nancy Jensen. What’s keeping you from writing your life history? Lack of time? Lack of ideas? Poor penmanship or feeling technology-challenged?...

Introduction To Missouri County Records
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Introduction To Missouri County Records

Apr 27, 2018 6:30pm 35/85

Class by John Dougan. Find out from the State Archivist what is available from coroners inquests to deed records plus more.

Basics Of Family Search / Tree
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Basics Of Family Search / Tree

Apr 27, 2018 6:30pm 55/85

Class by Fred Anderson. How to get started with FamilySearch/Tree a free website to do research on and post your tree on the internet. Also the search...

7:30PM – 8:30PM

Beginning Indexing
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Beginning Indexing

Apr 27, 2018 7:30pm 63/85

Class by Nancy Ferguson. This class will cover the basics of web indexing. We will cover how to choose a project, how to do it and how to turn it in.

Using Apps On Your Phone To Do Genealogy
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Using Apps On Your Phone To Do Genealogy

Apr 27, 2018 7:30pm 57/85

Class by Quillen Johnson. Using apps with Genealogy with a focus on tools that you may already have on your smartphone. We will go over some of the most...

Grandpa Was Caught
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Grandpa Was Caught

Apr 27, 2018 7:30pm 70/85

Class by Kelsey Berryhill. Grandpa was caught "stealing chickens in the nighttime". What State Penitentiary Records can tell you about your family.

Preserving And Organizing Precious Photo Collections
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Preserving And Organizing Precious Photo Collections

Apr 27, 2018 7:30pm 51/85

Class by Karleen Tutton. Learn the step by step way to organize and preserve precious old photos digitally. We will cover simple scanning techniques,...

8:30PM – 9:30PM

Missouri Land Grant Rrecords
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Missouri Land Grant Rrecords

Apr 27, 2018 8:30pm 53/85

Class by Mary Stanfield. We will explore the various land grant records from the French and Spanish era to the U.S.

How To Add Memories To Your Family Search Account
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How To Add Memories To Your Family Search Account

Apr 27, 2018 8:30pm 61/85

Class by Karleen Tutton. Our memories are a treasure trove of lessons learned. This is a step by step way to tag, and place each ancestors stories, pictures...

Beginning Genealogy Using Computers
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Beginning Genealogy Using Computers

Apr 27, 2018 8:30pm 61/85

Class by Fred Anderson. How to get started using computers in genealogy and how to access the resources on the internet. Review of the various computer...

Saturday April 28th 2018

Morning Sessions

10:00AM – 10:50AM

Preserving And Organizing Precious Photo Collections
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Preserving And Organizing Precious Photo Collections

Apr 28, 2018 10:00am 24/50

Class by Karleen Tutton. We all have family photos sitting in boxes and drawers. This is a step by step way to organize and preserve photos. We will cover...

Beginning Genealogy Using Computers
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Beginning Genealogy Using Computers

Apr 28, 2018 10:00am 281/290

Class by Fred Anderson. How to get started using computers in genealogy and how to access the resources on the internet. Review of the various computer...

Cemetery Research
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Cemetery Research

Apr 28, 2018 10:00am 25/60

Class by Norma "GIGI" Hunter Cemeteries hold the remains and contribute to the memories of our loved ones and ancestors. In this presentation, we will...

Where Did They Live?
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Where Did They Live?

Apr 28, 2018 10:00am 11/50

Class by Beverly Jones Researching public records to find out where your ancestors lived

11:00AM – 11:50AM

Basics Of Family Search / Tree
Open Seats

Basics Of Family Search / Tree

Apr 28, 2018 11:00am 268/290

Class by Fred Anderson. How to get started with FamilySearch/Tree a free website to do research on and post your tree on the internet. Also the search...

Beginning Genealogy Using Computers
Open Seats

Beginning Genealogy Using Computers

Apr 28, 2018 11:00am 44/60

Class by Norma "GIGI" Hunter. How to get started using computers in genealogy and how to access the resources on the internet. Review of the various...

Cherokee Indians West, East And The Five Civilized Indian Tribes
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Cherokee Indians West, East And The Five Civilized Indian Tribes

Apr 28, 2018 11:00am 1/50

Class by Katie Walling. Katie will be presenting the results of her many years of research on the five civilized Indian tribes of North America. Her...

Intermediate Web Indexing
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Intermediate Web Indexing

Apr 28, 2018 11:00am 36/50

Class by Nancy Ferguson. This class is for experienced indexers. In this class, we will cover web indexing, how to use labs and peer review.

Afternoon Sessions

1:00PM – 1:50PM

Beginning Genealogy Using Computers
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Beginning Genealogy Using Computers

Apr 28, 2018 1:00pm 285/290

Class by Fred Anderson. How to get started using computers in genealogy and how to access the resources on the internet. Review of the various computer...

Immigration
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Immigration

Apr 28, 2018 1:00pm 12/60

Class by Norma "GIGI" Hunter. Researching Your Immigrant Ancestors, Definitions, Where to find information, Myths vs Facts.

Introduction To The Missouri State Archives
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Introduction To The Missouri State Archives

Apr 28, 2018 1:00pm 3/50

Class by Kelsey Berryhill. As the official repository for state government records, the Missouri State Archives holds an abundance of genealogical resources. ...

World War 1 Records At The Missouri State Archives
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World War 1 Records At The Missouri State Archives

Apr 28, 2018 1:00pm 44/50

Class by Mary Stansfield. This session will explore the many types of World War I records available at the Missouri State Archives, going beyond the...

2:00PM – 2:50PM

Introduction To Missouri County Records
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Introduction To Missouri County Records

Apr 28, 2018 2:00pm 24/60

Class by John Dougan. From marriage and deed records to court records, naturalizations and coroners’ inquests, Missouri court records can provide genealogists...

Grandpa Was Caught
Open Seats

Grandpa Was Caught

Apr 28, 2018 2:00pm 30/50

Class by Kelsey Berryhill. Grandpa Was Caught “Stealing Chickens in the Nighttime”. What State Penitentiary Records Can Tell You about Your Family....

Missouri Land Grant Records
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Missouri Land Grant Records

Apr 28, 2018 2:00pm 31/50

Class by Mary Stansfield. This session will explore the various land grant records available from the French and Spanish era to the U.S. Land Sales and...

3:00PM – 3:50PM

How To Add Memories To Your Family Search Account
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How To Add Memories To Your Family Search Account

Apr 28, 2018 3:00pm 57/85

Class by Karleen Tutton. Our memories are a treasure trove of lessons learned. This is a step by step way to tag, and place each ancestors stories, pictures...

Defining Your Dash: Tips And Tricks For Writing Your Personal History
Open Seats

Defining Your Dash: Tips And Tricks For Writing Your Personal History

Apr 28, 2018 3:00pm 52/85

Class by Nancy Jensen. What’s keeping you from writing your life history? Lack of time? Lack of ideas? Poor penmanship or feeling technology-challenged?...

FAQs

Genealogy Springfield is a free conference for those interested in family history and the technology we use in family history.

Genealogy Springfield is held at 1357 South Ingram Mill Road Springfield, Missouri at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ meeting house.

From either the Home Page or the Schedule page and find the class that you are interested in. Please note that only one class per time block should be signed up for.

Sessions will be presented by genealogy and family history experts from all over Missouri and the country. Experts will also be on hand for one-on-one genealogy consultation. All this is free of charge and open to the public.

Bring a notepad, pen and your questions. Whether you’re just getting started or you need help with a difficult research question, our experts will be there to help.
We suggest attendees also bring a sweater. Some past attendees said a few sessions were chilly so we suggest having a sweater or light jacket if you have a tendency to feel cold.

We will not be serving lunch, feel free to bring your own. A list of local eateries will be in your registration folder as well.

The recommended dress for the seminar is business casual, no shorts please.

Please no children under age 16

You will receive an email confirming each class you register for and you will receive a packet when you arrive at the conference.

Yes, however classes fill fast and you will only be able to attend classes that have seating available.

WiFi is very limited in the building and is slow at best. Please do not plan on having internet access.

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