Columbia County Genealogy Conference September 15-17, 2023

Columbia County Genealogy Conference
logo The Friends of the St. Helens Public Library in cooperation with the Columbia County Museum Association is pleased to announce registration has opened for its third biennial Columbia County Genealogy Conference: Rivers of Wonder, September 15-17. This free conference will be available both online and limited to eighty in-person attendees per day. You can select your desired type of attendance by day. On Friday and Sunday, speakers Dave Sprau, Lee Van Duzer, and GFO member Tricia Oberndorf will lead sessions to show how to understand our ancestors in their own time by examining their professions and professional relationships. On Saturday, GFO’s Laurel Smith will lead a total of five sessions discussing how to build successful searches on FamilySearch and adding those results to an existing record to build stronger profiles within FamilySearch. In addition, she will highlight techniques to differentiate between people and whether FamilySearch or Ancestry will provide a better result based on the question asked of it and type of answer needed. Links to daily schedule, session descriptions, and speaker backgrounds, provide additional detail.
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