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This year’s Family History Conference: Growing for Generations is cosponsored by the Stearns History Museum and St. Cloud Area Genealogists. It’s a unique opportunity to learn about conducting your own research on family history with the help of local organizations like ours. Buy your tickets now for $50 for members, $60 for non-members. 

What: Family History Conference: Growing for Generations

When: April 25, 2020

Where: Stearns History Museum

Why: Learn about researching your family history using local and online resources designed just for you.

How: Register and purchase your ticket, then meet us here for an interactive learning experience for all ages.

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Keynote Presenter: Kim Ashford

Kim is a professional genealogist from Minnesota. She has a degree in Family History from Brigham Young University. Kim is a member of several genealogical societies. She is a Past President of the Germanic Genealogy Society (MN) and is one of the founders and a current board member of the International German Genealogy Partnership.

Keynote Presentation: FamilySearch.org — A Place of Learning

Beyond records, there are educational opportunities within the FamilySearch website and offerings. Researchers often need to learn before they can find. Discover more about the FamilySearch Wiki, tutorials, webinars, help features, and their YouTube channel and how each can assist you in learning how to achieve your research goals.

Event Schedule:

After the welcome message and keynote speech, participants will break out into their individual learning sessions and exhibits with a built-in break for lunch, which is provided with your registration fee. You’re also welcome to visit the rest of the museum during the conference. 

8:30 AM: Registration and Exhibits
9:00 AM: Welcome and Announcements
9:15 AM: Keynote: FamilySearch.org — A Place of Learning
10:15 AM: Break and Exhibits
10:30 AM: Breakout Sessions, including:
     • Finding Your Immigrant’s Home in Sweden
     • Research Road Trips
     • How to Use Family History Databases
11:45 AM: Lunch and Exhibits
1:00 PM: Breakout Sessions, including
     • Polish Genealogy: Sources in American and Europe
     • From Family Research Project to Published Book—One Writer’s Journey
     • Utilizing Newspapers as a Research Tool
2:00 PM: Break and Exhibits
2:15 PM: Breakout Sessions, including:
     • Researching Former German Provinces in the East
     • Leaving Your Legacy: Completing a Family History Book
     • Facebook for Genealogists
3:15 PM: Break and Exhibits
3:30 PM: Breakout Sessions, including:
     • Finding Immigration Records Online
     • Tell Your Story: How to Sort, Digitize, and Share Collections
     • Female Connections are the Best Road to Research Success