2017 Kentuckiana Family History Conference – March 18, 2017

Keynote Speaker
Tomas L OwenDr. Thomas L. Owen Louisville’s best-known historian and Archivist for Regional History in the Archives and Special Collections division at the University of Louisville.

Dr. Owen is a Professor of Libraries (Term) at the University of Louisville. Owen works to preserve and make available records that document the University’s history, as well as the history of the Louisville area.

Owen writes on history topics for area newspapers and magazines. He has written biographical sketches of the Kentucky Governors and an article on “Louisville” for the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. Tom produced a series of television sketches on local historical sites for public television and for many years produced “Sidewalks,” a weekly radio feature for WFPK-FM.

Tom Owen teaches state and local history in the classroom, in talks and workshops, and on walking, bike, bus and boat tours. He served as a consulting editor for the Encyclopedia of Louisville. He has produced six videos in a series called “Tom Owen’s Louisville” on the history of neighborhood life in this region.


This conference is for anyone ages 12 and up. Daycare will not be provided.

8:45- 9:30 am

Key Note Speaker: Dr. Tomas L. Owen

1st Session: (9:45 – 10:45 am)
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1. Attaching Indexing Records to Family Search (click for more) – Jim Denninghoff
2. The ABC’s of DNA – An Introduction to Genetic Genealogy (click for more) – Debra Smith Renard
3. Navigating the Sea of Lost Virginia Records (click for more) – Anne Stokes Moore
4. The Secret Life of Heritage-Quest (click for more) – Joe Hardesty
5. Norwegian Family Research (click for more) – Judith Rusten

2nd Session: (11:00 -12:00 pm)
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1. Attaching Indexing Records to Family (click for more) – Jim Denninghoff
2. Using Find-a-Grave and Billion Graves in Your Research (click for more) – Eden and Liam Thies
3. Genealogical Gems of the Louisville Free Public Library (click for more) – Joe Hardesty
4. Getting Acquainted with Ancestry DNA (click for more) – Debra Smith Renard
5. Lectura y comprension de la escritura a mano en viejos registros espanoles (click for more) – Julio Perez

3rd Session: (1:00 – 2:00 pm)
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1. Family History Basics (click for more) – Whitney and Ashley Bednar
2. Creating Memory Books and Preserving Documents and Pictures (click for more) – Michelle Walsh
3. Indexing Genealogical Records (click for more) – Paul and Cindy Nicholls
4. Researching Irish Ancestors (click for more) – Pamela Lyons Brinegar
5. Family Search – Beyond Basics [Part 1] (click for more) – Joe Kraig

4th Session: (2:15 -3:15 pm)
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1. Using Google Earth to Pinpoint Your Ancestors’ Locations on Current Maps (click for more) – Chris Hettinger
2. Locating Vital Records and Obituaries (click for more) – Jana Meyer
3. Family Search-Beyond the Basics (click for more) – Joseph Kraig
4. Brick Wall? Learn to Apply the FAN Principle (click for more) – Deborah Campisano

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