Welcome to the Washington DC Family History Center
8th Annual Conference

May 3, 2014

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Welcome to our Eighth Annual Conference! We hope these classes will spark an enhanced or renewed interest in your family history research. We express our sincerest appreciation to our presenters who have volunteered their time and talents to teach and inspire all in attendance.


This Conference is presented FREE OF CHARGE.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Baltimore Immigration: The Port, The People, The Story
Speaker: Tad Hogan, Honorary Board Member of the Baltimore Immigration Memorial Foundation

Although Baltimore ranked among the nation's leading recipient ports through the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this history has received scant popular and scholarly attention. The Baltimore Immigration Memorial Foundation is creating and building a memorial and immigration heritage center in Locust Point; establishing educational programs to document and preserve the history of Baltimore's immigrant communities.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:
Click on "Family History Class Descriptions" for detailed information about each class. Please review and then choose your class for each session from the drop down lists on the registration page.

This year, we are grouping our 20 classes into the specific ""tracks" below. Attendees can attend their class of choice, or follow all the sessions in a specific track.

IMMIGRATION
1-1 How Your Ancestors Came to America and Tips for Finding Their Records (1890-1950)
2-1 What Do Those Passenger Records Really Tell Us?
3-1 Finding Naturalization Records
4-1 Your Frequent Flier Ancestors

BEGINNING GENEALOGY
1-2 Beginning Genealogy Research, Part 1
2-2 Beginning Genealogy Research, Part 2
3-2 Organizing Your Research Data
4-2 The Magic of RootsMagic Genealogy Software

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED RESEARCH
1-3 Maryland State Archives: New Access to Its Resources
2-3 Advanced Census Research
3-3 Genealogy and Maps: A Perfect Marriage for Tracking Ancestors
4-3 Genealogy Techniques Toolbox

TECHNOLOGY & GENEALOGY
1-4 Tech Tools for Today, Not for Genealogical Wimps
2-4 Get Started Blogging!
3-4 Genealogy Apps for Tablets and Smartphones
4-4 Social Media & Genealogy

FAMILYSEARCH FAMILY TREE
1-5 & 2-5 FamilySearch Family Tree, Parts 1 & 2
3-5 & 4-5 FamilySearch Family Tree: Adding Photos, Stories & Documents, Parts 1 & 2


REGISTRATION:
Online registration through this website is the only accepted format. Seating is limited and registration will be closed after the maximum number of 350 registrants has been reached. (currently there are 10 seats available) Click on this link to register: Registration

    Instructions
  • • Complete "Contact Information" boxes. (First and Last Name, Phone Number and Email Address)
  • • Review the schedule of classes.
  • • Click on the class in each session's drop down menu you wish to attend.
  • • Click on the "Submit" button at the end of the registration form.
  • • A page will display with your entries, click on "Submit" if the information is correct or "Redo" to start again.
  • • You will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your registration.

SYLLABUS AND CLASS HANDOUTS:
All class handouts and syllabus materials will be available online for you to print or download to your laptop or tablet. This will give you access to all materials available for every class. In mid-April, registrants will receive an email announcing that these materials are on our website along with access instructions.

Please note that no printed handouts will be available at the conference.

LUNCH:
Please bring a lunch and beverage that require no refrigeration.

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES:
Please let us know if you need an accommodation. There is a text box at the bottom of the Registration Form where you can designate how we can be of assistance to you on the day of the conference.

QUESTIONS:
If you have questions, please send an email to conf2014@wdcfhc.org, or call the Family History Center at 301-587-0042 during regular business hours:
   Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
   Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
   Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

CONFERENCE LOCATION:
    Washington DC Stake Center
    (location of the Family History Center)
    10000 Stoneybrook Drive
    Kensington, MD 20895

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE CONFERENCE:
  • ♦  From the Washington Beltway 495, Take Exit 33, Connecticut Avenue to Kensington.
  • ♦  Make a right turn on Beach Drive and continue until it dead-ends at Stoneybrook Drive.
  • ♦  Make a left turn on Stoneybrook Drive and go up the hill.
  • ♦  The Washington DC Stake Center is the third entrance on the left at 10000 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, MD 20895.

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PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TO THE CONFERENCE:
Here is a link to the WMATA Trip Planner page: WMATA Trip Planner
Here are downloadable directions from the White Flint Metro Station and Silver Spring Metro Station: Transit Directions


Thank you for your interest in this year's conference. We hope to see you May 3rd!