Family History Discovery Day
A huge thank you to all who participated in the conference and scavenger hunt and to our wonderful presenters.
Links for Discovery Day Classes:
The Story of You - Katherine Gee-Perrone
Google Photos - Turner Sutton
Family History on the Go - Tammy Lively
Making DNA Useful - Miles Meyers
Cold Case Genealogy - Pam Williams Duce
Discovering the “Grand” in Grandmothering - Elaine Frost
Ask-it Basket - Miles Meyers, Turner Sutten, Tammy Lively, and Pam Williams Duce
Family History on the Go The Family Tree and Memories apps are wonderful tools to get five minutes of family history in while you're waiting at the doctor's office or standing in line at the store. They allow you to do almost anything you can do on FamilySearch.org, all on your phone or mobile device. These apps also have some extra features that can be fun to do with a youth group, become familiar with your ancestors and even find out how you are related to people around you.
Discovery the "Grand" in Grandmother with 100 Life Story Question Interview grandparents and watch miracles happen in this process. Learn the why and how of getting the family involved.
The Story of You
Katherine Gee Perrone is an award-winning playwright and storyteller who spent her childhood surrounded by a loving large family of artists in Austin, TX and now makes her home in the Pacific Northwest. She earned a BA in English and Theatre from Brigham Young University and an MFA in Writing for Stage and Screen from Lesley University. Her plays have been produced around the country and received numerous national awards. As a teaching artist, Katherine has taught Creative Dramatics, Playwriting, and ‘Hero Adventure’ Camps to children and youth of all ages. As an active member of the Seattle Storytelling Guild, she brings stories and songs to schools throughout the region, in addition to hosting her own monthly music and story time, “Kat Tales”. In her writing and storytelling, Katherine looks for the heroic in the ordinary, the humor in the tragic, and the universal truths in timeless tales told over and over again. She is a mother to two young girls, ages six and three. When she isn’t telling her daughters stories, she spends her time searching for them in people, the mountains, and old books.
Turner is a writer, photographer, film maker, son, brother and now an uncle. He also is the CEO, Founder and Owner of his own business, TSuttonPhotography. Turner has been in the business for over 10 years now and he is only 21 years old. He has turned his hobby into his profession.
Family History on the Go, Ask-it Basket
Tammy Lively lives with her husband, Travis, in Hayden, Idaho. They have been married for 37 years. They have three boys that they raised in Redmond, WA. They moved to Idaho three years ago after their boys had grown and went their separate ways.
Tammy currently serves as the Director of the Hayden Lake Family History Center and enjoys the consultants that are so willing to serve and patrons that come to the center. Her passion in family history revolves around finding stories and pictures of her ancestors and being able to learn about their journeys.
Hobbies include reading, hiking, gardening, journaling, discovering and traveling. Her biggest passion is her family and grandchildren.
Making DNA Useful, Ask-It Basket
Miles is a scientist by training and has been active in genealogy for over 20 years in a variety of ways. His expertise revolves around new technologies, internet research and FamilySearch. He is a Family History Consultant and current Director of the Vero Beach Family History Center. He has been speaking at genealogy conferences, including RootsTech Salt Lake (2019) and RootsTech London (2019), and other events for over 10 years and assists others in researching their family histories. Additionally, Miles has been a beta tester for several genealogy companies including AncestralQuest, FamilySearch, MyHeritage, BillionGraves, and BYU Tech Labs to name a few. He is also a Certified Trainer and the Director of Education for The Family History Guide (www.thefhguide.com). Miles has produced several training manuals and maintains several websites and blogs on genealogy related activities.
Discovery the "Grand" in Grandmother with 100 Life Story Questions
Elaine Frost lives with her husband Conrad in Highland, California. They've been married 39 years. Highland is where they raised their five children. She worked as an RSP teacher for 16 years before making a career change in education to working with deaf and hard of hearing children. After 25 years with the San Bernardino City Unified School district, Elaine retired. Elaine has sung with the Inland Master Chorale in Redlands for over 20 years. She actively serves and has served in a variety of capacities in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Hobbies include hiking, gardening, journaling, family history and being with her family. She loves being grandmother to 17 grandchildren.
Pam williams Duce
Cold Case Genealogy, Ask-it Basket
Pam Williams Duce has been a student of family history for over 25 years and will continue to learn and grow as long as she is able. She has been teaching classes and giving presentations for the last 18 years.
Pam’s love for learning about her ancestors started in her early years through the stories shared by her parents. Though not formally trained, as a preteen she did learn to read upside down and backward believing it would come in handy when she became an FBI agent. Instead, it was useful while reading to her five children while showing them the book.
Family History is full of great mysteries, stranger-than-fiction stories, and emphasizes the importance of all families. The perfect combination to create a deep desire to not only research her own family but help others discover theirs.
Pam is grateful for the love and support of her husband, Leon, children Daniel, his wife, Kylee, Sam, Marcus, Emmalee, and Elizabeth. Also her cute little granddaughter, Natalie.