2012 Family History & Genealogy Fair


Saturday August 11, 2012

 You are invited to attend a free genealogy family history fair with local and nationally-recognized speakers. This is a great opportunity to increase your genealogy knowledge & skills.

No Charge  - All are invited


  Featured Keynote Address

One-Step Webpages Potpourri of
Genealogical Search Tools

Stephen P. Morse 

Ancestry.com Lead Family Historian

Anastasia Harman directs Ancestry.com’s largest research initiatives, including the family history research for NBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” She has made several broadcast appearances, including Good Morning America, CNN, Reuters TV and Martha Stewart. A popular Ancestry.com speaker, Harman has spoken to large audiences at family history events across the United States. Prior to her current position Harman was an editor for Ancestry Publishing.       See Full Bio

For your convenience the family history center will be open during the lunch hour.   

To help us save our valuable resources and keep the event free, please print the syllabus for each class you are interested in and bring to the fair. Handouts will not be available at the event.

You can help us to plan for the fair by pre-registering, but if you don’t have the time to register please stop by anyway as walk-ins are always welcome.
Doors Open
7:30 AM
Opening Session

9:00 AM ~
9:05 AM
Kenneth Stevens
Director, Tualatin Family History Center
9:05 AM ~
10:50 AM
"One-Step Webpages Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools"
Stephen P. Morse
Classes Chapel A B C D
Class Session 1

11:00 AM ~
12:20 PM
Stephen P. Morse

Understanding DNA for Genealogy (intermediate)
Leslie Lawson

Let's Jump Start Your Genealogy (beginner)
Susan LeBlanc

FamilySearch, New.familysearch (beginner)
Barbara Hovorka

Court, Land, Wills, Probate- the How & Why of American Pedigrees (intermediate-advanced)
Scott Edwards

Scanning, Preserving and Archiving Photos, Course 101 (beginner)

12:20 PM ~
1:10 PM
Tables setup in the cultural hall
    Lunch Options:
  • Bring your own lunch
  • Fast food restaurants (1.5 mi)
  • Buffet luncheon:
    ($5 cash only-payable at check-in)

    Available Activities: (Lunch Hour Only)
  • Stephen P. Morse Q&A informal session
  • Research help available in the Cultural Hall
  • Family History Center tours
  • Table Exhibits
Class Session 2

1:10 PM ~
2:30 PM
Stephen P. Morse

1940 US Census (beginner, intermediate)
John Rudnick

Creating a Family History Legacy, a Treasure for Future Generations (beginner)
Susan LeBlanc

New England Research (intermediate, advanced)
Barbara Hovorka

Directories, Newspapers, Obituaries, Cemeteries (intermediate, advanced)
Scott Edwards

Scanning, Preserving and Archiving Photos, Course 201 (intermediate)
Class Session 3

2:40 PM ~
3:50 PM
Alan Kendall

FamilySearch Indexing(beginner)
John Rudnick

Genealogical Proof, Reality for Amateur Researchers (intermediate)
Rebecca Baggaley

The American Family Past and Present(beginner)
Leslie Lawson

20th Century Research (intermediate, advanced)
Turid Hanssen

Researching in Scandinavia, Arkiv Digital Swedish Records (intermediate, advanced)
Closing Session

4:00 PM ~
4:10 PM
Closing Session in Chapel
Door Prizes/Raffle Prizes awarded
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