Programs Presented by:  Diana Crisman Smith
 
  • An Orderly Life: Using Directories
  • Basic Scandinavian Research
  • Beyond Death Records: Will, Probate, Inventory
  • Beyond the Sea: An Overview of Scandinavian Migration to America
  • Beyond Vital Events: Making Them Real Beyond BMD
  • Blankety-Blank Forms in Genealogical Research
  • Coming to America: The Immigrant Experience
  • Counting on the Census: Using the US Federal Population Census
  • Extra! Extra! Ancestors Exposed in the News: Using Newspapers in Genealogy
  • Finding and Using Scandinavian Resources Online
  • Genealogy is a Journey of Discovery: Start It Right and Keep It Right (full-day seminar)
  • Getting the Right Genealogical Date
  • Here Comes the Family: Preparing for the Reunion
  • Here I Am! Marketing Yourself
  • I Know She's Out There Somewhere! Finding Elusive Female Ancestors
  • There’s More to the Internet Than Random Surfing
  • It Takes A Village: Community Research
  • Keep the Message Consistent: Deliver from Proposal to Syllabus to Presentation
  • Land Records: Why Do I Care? And Understanding the Basics
  • Little Houses on the Prairie: Midwestern Research 
  • Mining Collateral Lines for Fun and Genealogical Profit: Researching Sideways Around Brick Walls
  • Niels, Ole and Sven: Understanding Scandinavian Patronymics and More
  • Not All Vikings Were Horrible: Researching Danish Ancestry
  • Now That You've Found Them, How Do You Keep Track of Them?  Organizing Your Research
  • So Many Ancestors, So Little Time: Preparing for a Genealogy Research Trip
  • On Your Mark, Get Set, Go: Beginning Research
  • Researching with Bridget: The Genealogists' Home Bookshelf
  • Something for Everyone! Or Not? Establishing the Right Presentation Mix
  • Somewhere in Time: Using Timelines to Put Families in Context
  • Speaker, Teacher, Writer: what’s the Difference?
  • Strolling Through the Park: Revealing Ancestors in the Cemetery
  • Surveying the Land: Public Domain or Metes & Bounds or What?
  • Talking With Grandma: Interviewing the Living for Leads to the Past
  • Tax Records: Why Do we Care?
  • The Family History Library Catalog: More Than Just Film Numbers
  • The Importance of Belonging: The Role of Genealogical Societies in Your Research Plan
  • The Internet: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
  • The Quakers are Our Friends
  • The Story of John Doe: Case Studies As Teaching Tools
  • The US Federal Census: Good, Bad, and Ugly for Genealogists
  • There's More to Immigration than Ellis Island Records
  • To Transcribe, Abstract, Extract: What's the Difference?
  • United We Stand: Using Civil War Pension Records
  • Using the Family History Library Catalog for More Than Film Numbers
  • Well, They Didn't SWIM Over! Using Passenger List Records
  • What to Know About the FamilySearch Research Wiki
  • What's Black & White and Read Online: Using Online Newspapers in Genealogy
  • Who Needs Genealogical Conferences? Everyone!
  • Who Says So? Documenting Your Sources
  • Yes, Virginia, It Is Possible: Researching for Free on the Internet
  • You Can Get There From Here: Using Maps
  • Your Home Library Should be More Than An Internet Connection
 
...Additional topics may be available by special request and negotiation