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Archive for March, 2008

The final program for the United Polish Genealogical Societies Conference has been released. Click here to download and print the schedule as a PDF file.

FRIDAY April 18, 2008

6:30pm-7:30pm
 Welcome Hospitality / Conference check-in (Aspen Room)

7:30pm-9:00pm
 Our Polish Story documentary (2007) with follow up discussion

SATURDAY April 19, 2008

8:00am-8:30am
 Conference Check-in and Welcome

8:30am- 9:30am
 Conference with Poland- Tomasz Nitsch host (Salt Lake Room)

9:45am-10:45am
 Skype Conference with Wm Fred Hoffman / Ceil Wendt Jensen host (Salt Lake Room)

11:00am- 12:00pm
 Genealogy Blogs: New Ways to Disseminate Genealogy / Stephen J. Danko (Aspen Room)
 Acquisitions at the FHL / Kahlile B. Mehr (Salt Lake Room)

Lunch Break

1:30pm-2:30pm
 Polish Research on Footnote.com / Beau Sharbrough (Aspen Room)
 Genealogy in Poland Today / Tomasz Nitsch (Salt Lake Room)

2:45pm-3:45pm
 FHL Digitizing Family History Books Project / Michael Hall (Aspen Room)
 Building a Polish Pedigree Using Church Records and Civil Registration / Daniel Schlyter (Salt Lake Room)

4:00pm-5:15pm
 Online Mailing Lists / Baerbel K. Johnson
 Using the Family History Library’s Map Collection / Daniel Schlyter

Dinner Break

8:00pm-9:15 pm
 The First Polish American Community – Panna Maria or Parisville?

SUNDAY April 20, 2008

9:45am- 10:45am
 Skype Conference with Poland / Tomasz Nitsch
 
11:00am- 12:00pm
 All About the Skype Community / Tomasz Nitsch
 The Genealogical Society of Utah visits Poland / Orvill Paller

Lunch Break

1:30pm-2:30pm
 Genealogy Gadgets and Gizmos: New Technology to Help in Your Research / Stephen J. Danko
 Strategies for Locating Ancestral Villages: Four Case Studies / Ceil Wendt Jensen

2:45pm-3:45pm
 AncestryPress / Kelvin Hulet
 Survey of North American and Polish Military Records / Ceil Wendt Jensen

4:00pm-5:15pm
 Social Media- what is it all about? / Beau Sharbrough
 Polish Research Trip / Sonja Hoeke-Nishimoto

Dinner Break

7:30pm-8:30pm
 Post Mortem Records / Ceil Wendt Jensen

8:30-9:30pm
 Funeral Card Database (footnote) / Scanning Attendee Collections

MONDAY April 21, 2008

Research at the Family History Library – Consultations Available / Marie Dallas, Donna Pointkouski

8:00 AM
 Orientation to the Family History Library (at the FHL)

6:30pm-7:00pm
 Hospitality (Aspen Room) 

7:00pm-10:00pm
 Conference Banquet Keynote Speaker: Stephen P. Morse
 One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools

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