SCHEDULE

8:30 - 9:00 AMConference Registration
9:00 - 9:55 AMWelcome/Opening Remarks - AASIG/WDCFHC representative
Introduction of Keynote Speaker - Nathania Branch Miles, AAHGS-PGCM
Keynote Address - Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead, PhD

Session 1: 10:00AM - 11:15AM
ClassPresenterClass Description
1-1Noreen GoodsonGenealogy for Beginners (B) This class is filled
1-2Claire KluskensNational Archives: Overview of Military Service, Pension and Related Records
1-3Shelley MurphyDaughters of the American Revolution
1-4Bernice Alexander BennettCivil War Widows' Pension


Session 2: 11:25AM - 12:40PM
ClassPresenterClass Description
2-1Panel DiscussionSharing Family Military Stories
2-2Julie M. Schablitsky, PhDPreservation of African American Cemeteries
2-3Angela Walton RajiNurses, Matrons, Laundresses and Cooks: Black Women and Their Role in the Civil War

LUNCH 12:40PM - 1:30PM


(Please bring your own lunch that does not require refrigeration.)


Session 3: 1:30PM - 2:45PM
ClassPresenterClass Description
3-1Bernice Alexander BennettIntro to DNA and Genealogy
3-2Shannon ChristmasGenetic Genealogy and The African-American Family Tree




Session 4: 2:55PM - 4:10PM
ClassPresenterClass Description
4-1Kerry WardVeterans History Project – Library of Congress
4-2Carol Kostakos PetranekAccessing Online Military Records at FamilySearch, Fold3, & Ancestry


B = Beginner  :  I = Intermediate  :  A = Advanced

4:15PM - 5:00PMRaffle
Closing Remarks