Family History Discovery Day

October 26, 2019 10 am - 3 pm

2293 W. Hanley Ave, Coeur d'Alene


Doors will open at 9:00 am. If you have pre-registered, please check in at the desk. If you have not pre-registered, allow extra time to register at the event. We will begin introductions at about 9:50 am.

10 am - 10:50 am General Session - Denise Hughes Denise has been involved with genealogy for 47 years, initially working in the Florida Special Collections Department of the Tampa Public Library where she began her own family history pursuit. Denise has authored a family history used by the US Copyright Office to rewrite the copyright laws of family histories and the same history was reviewed by the National Genealogical Society as "among the best of its genre" in 1989. She has taped two research courses for FamilySearch, published in periodicals domestic and abroad, and spoken at many conferences. Denise is married, enjoys retirement & Church service, has three grandchildren & holds a Masters degree from BYU's Management School in Organizational Behavior.

11:00 am - 11:50 am Session A

Family History Basics - Julia Aho will help you get started right, learn the basics for recording and searching your family history..

Sharing Family Stories with Powerpoint - Kim Morgan - Homemade videos can enrich your family history. Learn three easy steps to taking your family stories and photos into PowerPoint to create a lasting keepsake.

Family History on the Go - Tammy Lively - Family History in the digital age. Come learn about the apps that allow us to access our family history wherever we go.

Analyzing Handwritten Documents - Pam Duce - Learn tips & techniques to decipher handwritten documents.

12:00 pm - 12:50 pm - Session B

Pre-1858 Wills in England & Wales - Denise Hughes - Learn to research pre-1858 wills in England and Wales using ecclesiastical jurisdictions

FamilySearch Memories - Cathy George - Learn how to add photos, documents, stories & audio recordings to you family members and see what others have contributed.

FamilySearch Indexing - Mary Howard - Learn the basics of Indexing to help make records searchable.

FamilySearch Research Strategies - Pam Duce - Strategies for effective searches and narrowing search results to find the record you’re looking for.

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm - Session C

Scotch-Irish Migration to the Americas - Vonda White - Gain insights to your ancestors by understanding their people’s history and migration. Focusing on the Scotch-Irish migration..

Why Am I Doing Genealogy? Growing the FamilySearch Tree - Jack Hern - Stalled out on FamilySearch and other genealogy web sites? Can't seem to grow your family tree? This lesson will give you a quick insight into Jack’s theory and practice of genealogy on FamilySearch. Come see how to grow your tree, update your person records, and efficiently glean all you can from indexed source records. This class will not be about focused searches and use of specific sources; but rather how to help the FamilySearch program help you!

The Family History Guide - Tammy Lively - Learn how to access and utilize the Family History Guide to advance our genealogical skills both in using family history programs and geographical research hints.

Cyber Cemeteries - Pam Duce - Exploring cemeteries thousands of miles away via the internet. Learn what websites and resources are available and how to get the most from them.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Session D

German Migration to the Americas - Vonda White - Gain insights to your ancestors by understanding their people’s history and migration. Focusing on German migration.

Orphan Train - Pam Barnhouse - Learn the history of the Orphan Train movement and available resources.

Searching Digital Newspapers - Leon Duce - Learn how newspaper research differs from databases like FamilySearch and Ancestry and where we can access digital newspapers.

The Name Game - Pam Duce - Does it seem like everyone in your lines rotate the same three names? We will discuss language influence, naming patterns and even some nicknames, that might help us make sense of our ancestors.