09 February 2010

St. George Utah 27 February 2010

I will be making three presentations at the Family History Expo on 27 Feb in St. George, Utah. Topics will be: Court records, Illinois research, and migration. Fans in the area are welcome to come and introduce themselves.

http://www.fhexpos.com/events/presenter.php?sid=248&eid=54

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21 December 2009

Cleveland County Oklahoma July 2010

I will be presenting at the annual seminar for the Cleveland County, Oklahoma, Genealogical Society on 24 July 2010. The seminar will be in the Norman, Oklahoma area.

More details will be announced as they are developed. If you'd like me to present at your conference or workshop, please contact me at mjnrootdig@gmail.com and we'll set it up.

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04 November 2009

Response to 2009 Illinois State Genealogical Society Conference

I received a nice letter from Ann L. Wells, 2009 Illinois State Genealogical Society Conference Chair, which I have reproduced here with her permission.

She passesd along the comments that were received regarding the recent Illinois State Genealogical Society Conference where I was the main presenter. The comments were positive and included:
  • very engaging
  • kept it interesting
  • good technicals
  • very dynamic with a great sense of humor

Those who want to read more can click on the image of the letter and read it for themselves.

It was a great conference and I'm grateful the committee asked me to present.


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05 July 2009

3 October 2009--Wisconsin State Genealogical Society

I will be the featured presenter at the 3 October 2009 Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Seminar in Neenah, Wisconsin.

A registration brochure has been published and can be downloaded here.

Topics are:
  • Research on a Tight Budget
  • Researching the Entire Family
  • Organization of Information
  • Locating Emigrant Origins

Contact me at mjnrootdig@gmail.com for information on bringing me to your group's seminar or workshop.

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23 June 2009

bio

Michael John Neill has been actively involved in genealogical researchsince the early 1980s. He began his research at the age of thirteen, growing up a few miles from the courthouse in the county where many ofhis family had lived since the 1850s. An experienced courthouse, library, and archive researcher, he has researched his children’s ancestry in over fifteen states and six European countries. Michael has lead research trips to the Allen County Public Library and theFamily History Library in Salt Lake City. He has written hundreds of genealogy how-to columns, formerly for Ancestry.com and now writes a regular column, “Casefile Clues,” for Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter.


A native of West-Central Illinois, Michael has a master’s degree in mathematics and is on the faculty of Carl Sandburg College where he also conducts an annual week-long series of genealogy computing workshops. Michael has given all-day seminars and workshops on a wide variety of genealogical topics across the country. He maintains a web presence at http://www.rootdig.com/.


Topics (additional topics can be developed):


Research on a Tight Budget

This lecture discusses some no-cost and low-cost ways to expand your genealogical research. Mention is also made of those times when “free” or “low-cost” is not possible.

Researching the Entire Family

Focusing only on the direct line can cause significant information to be overlooked and larger patterns to go un-noticed. This lecture discusses via examples, the importance of researching the siblings and at least first cousins of a direct ancestor.

Ostfriesian Research

This lecture focuses on unique research opportunities and challenges in this area of northern Germany near the Dutch border. Michael is one-half Ostfriesian by ancestry.

Newspaper Research

This lecture discusses how to access papers, effective search strategies for manual versus digital searching, what types of papers to search, and what to look for in newspapers besides obituaries.

Tried and Tested Tidbits

This lecture contains a wide variety of “quick tips” geared towards genealogists at all levels. A little bit of this and a little bit of that.

An Introduction to the Courthouse

This lecture provides an overview to the records typically found in a county courthouse: land, probate, court, and vital records.

Land Records (Public Land States)

This lecture discusses the basics of how land is described in public land states and effective search strategies for records in these localities, including a discussion of basic terminology. Intended for the researcher with little or no experience in land records.


Land Records (Public Land States): Intermediate

This lecture discusses search strategies via example for land records in public land states. Not geared towards beginning researchers and with the idea that attendees are already familiar with basic land terminology and deed terms.

Organization of Information: Seeing the Patterns

This lecture discusses various ways to organize information with the hope that previously unnoticed trends become apparent. Begins with a brief discussion of family group charts and pedigree charts and continues into chronologies and other less-often used charts and organizational methods.

Locating Emigrant Origins

This lecture discusses sources and methods for possibly locating from where an immigrant ancestor originated.

Naturalization: An Unnatural Process

This lecture discusses naturalization from the colonial era until World War II with an emphasis on how history has impacted the amount of records that were created.

Documentation Roadblocks on the Information Superhighway

The internet contains a great deal of information—some of it accurate and some of it not. This lecture discusses how to assess the validity of online information and concerns about citing online sources.

Court Records (beginning or intermediate)

This lecture discusses county court records, search procedures and analysis. It can be presented at a beginning or an intermediate level. The intermediate level lecture focuses on several case studies and assumes attendees are familiar with basic terminology and how court records are organized and accessed.

Probate Records (beginning or intermediate)

The same as Court Records (see above) only for probate records.

The Search for the Parents of Francis Trautvetter (using Illinois resources)

This lecture provides an good overview of Illinois records and sources all done within the context of a case study of an Illinois native born in 1851.

Why are There Errors in Records?

Errors create a variety of problems for the genealogist. This lecture looks at the causes of errors and discrepancies in records and includes commentary on handling these issues in a genealogical database.

Notetaking, Abstracting, and Extracting

This lecture discusses procedures for notetaking, abstracting, and extracting along with a discussion of what type of source is being used.

Where Could It Be Written?

Finding that fact, date or name frequently boils down to asking “where could that fact be written?” In this lecture, we discuss an approach for determining where a record containing the information we need could be located.

Problem Solving Applied to Genealogy

George Polya designed a 4-step process for solving problems, particularly mathematics “story problems.” This approach is applied to genealogy, both theoretically and through several examples.

Researching Through Footnotes: Using Historical Books and Articles for Genealogical Research

Perhaps a historian has researched a topic extensively that is relevant on your ancestral quest. This lecture discusses how to find these academic articles and put them to use for your own family history research.

I Found it: Now What?

Part of finding something is completely analyzing it. This lecture looks at a dozen or so documents found in actual research and sees what additional sources and methods are suggested by each individual document.

Land Platting in Metes and Bounds

This lecture discusses the basics of platting property in metes and bounds, software that is available for this specific purpose and why the average genealogist would even want to bother platting a piece of property.

Beginning German Research

This lecture discusses the beginning stages of German family history research.

Effective Internet Search Techniques

Online searching is more than typing a name in a search box. This lecture looks at several suggestions for getting the most from your online time.

Where did the Farm Go?

Your ancestor owned a farm? How it was transferred from his ownership may provide more genealogical clues than you suspect.

Math for Genealogists

This lecture looks at fractions, graph theory, logic, and other mathematical concepts within a genealogical frame work. No advanced math knowledge is necessary.

Using Records from the Family History Library when You Don't Know the Language

Reading records in Swedish, German, Latin, or any other European language is not quite as difficult as it may appear on the surface. We’ll discuss a general approach to reading non-English records. Learning the script and 50 basic words will accomplish wonders.

Brick Walls From A to Z

This lecture is an alphabetical listing of “brick wall breakers.”

Preparing for your Genealogical Research Trip Using Your Computer

This lecture discusses several ways to use your computer and your genealogical database to prepare for your next family history research trip. Planning is more than typing locations into Mapquest.

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17 June 2009

Need A Genealogy Speaker in 2009 or 2010?

I am currently working on my speaking schedule for 2009 and 2010. It is best to arrange dates as early as possible to provide flexibility.I would be happy to discuss the possibility of coming to present to your genealogy group or club for their workshop or seminar.Genealogy workshops and seminars are great ways for members of your group to enhance their research skills and network with other genealogists. There is a world away from the computer.

For more information on speaking availability, fees, expenses, and opportunities, send an email to me at michaeln2@winco.net. Please indicate the potential date of the seminar, typical format, and general audience level. We can go from there.

Lectures are informative, relaxed, and fun.Topics can be arranged and new lectures can be developed upon request.I have presented over fifty all-day workshops across the United States on a wide variety of genealogy and computer genealogy topics. Some have been hands on all day workshops on Ancestry.com, Genline, Family Tree Maker.

Others have been more traditional days of lectures and presentations on a wide variety of topics.I have lectured for small and large groups including NGS and FGS conferences.A list of incomplete topics is available at http://www.rootdig.com/topics.html. Most upcoming engagements are listed at http://www.rootdig.com/labels/speaking.html

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16 June 2009

Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois Fall 09 Conference

The Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois of Fall '09 conference page has been updated with a registration flyer. Blog readers in the area of Carlinville, Illinois, are encouraged to attend.

For information on having me present at your conference or workshop, send me an email.

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15 June 2009

Illinois State Genealogical Society Conference Registration Online


Registration for the October 2009 Illinois State Genealogical Conference has begun. Details on the conference, where I will be presenting are available online and registration can be done online or via US mail. For more information visit the Society's website.
Contact me for details on having me present for your group or seminar.

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12 May 2009

Using Genline-28-29 August 2009-Galesburg, Illinois

Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois, will be hosting a two-day workshop on 28 and 29 August 2009, "Using Genline." Attendees will have complete access to the Genline workshop for the duration of the day and there will be time for searching of actual family members in addition to classroom instruction and "practice" time.

More information is available on our Genline webpage at:
http://www.rootdig.com/genline.htm


Thanks!

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21 April 2009

BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy

I will be making four presentations at the 2009 Conference on Family History and Genealogy on the campus of Brigham Young University at the end of July. More details will be posted here as they are developed. Topics include:

Establishing Your Own Migration Trail
100 Acres, a Mortgage, and Three Sisters
Pig Blood in the Snow: Court Records Can Solve Problems
From New Jersey to Ohio - Establishing an Early 19th Century Migration Trail

Email me at mjnrootdig@gmail.com for information about bringing me to your society's workshop or seminar.

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16 April 2009

Illinois State Genealogical Society Conference October 24, 2009

I will be the featured speaker at the 2009 Illinois State Genealogical Society Conference on 24 October in Elgin, Illinois.

More details will be announced here and on the Society's website as they are developed. Stay tuned.

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24 February 2009

McDonough County, Illinois Genealogical Society 15 June 2009

I will be presenting "Brick Walls from A to Z" at the monthly meeting of the McDonough County, Illinois, Genealogical Society on 15 June 2009. More information on the society and their meeting location is available on their site.

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Knox County, Illinois Genealogical Society Meeting 9 March 2009

I will be making a presentation at the monthly meeting of the Knox County Genealogical Society on 9 March 2009 on "Brick Walls From A to Z." More information on the society is available on their site.

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19 February 2009

Village Genealogical Society-Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

I will be the presenter at the Village Genealogical Society's annual workshop on 21 March 2009 in Hot Springs Village Arkansas.

I will give the following lectures:
  • Rearching the Entire Family
  • Problem Solving Applied to Genealogy
  • I Found it; Now what?
  • Tried and Tested Tidbits
More information on the society (including workshop information) is on their website, including a PDF version of the workshop flyer. Hope to see you there!

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20 January 2009

Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois--17 Oct 2009

I will be presenting a seminar for the Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois on 17 October 2009 in Carterville, Illinois.

Topics and other details have not yet been set. More information will be posted here and on the Society's website. Stay tuned.

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26 November 2008

Booking Workshops and Seminars for 2009 and 2010

I am currently working on my speaking schedule for 2009 and 2010. It is best to arrange dates as early as possible to provide flexibility.I would be happy to discuss the possibility of coming to present to your genealogy group or club for their workshop or seminar.

Genealogy workshops and seminars are great ways for members of your group to enhance their research skills and network with other genealogists. There is a world away from the computer.For more information on speaking availability, fees, expenses, and opportunities, send an email to me at michaeln2@winco.net.

Please indicate the potential date of the seminar, typical format, and general audience level. We can go from there.Lectures are informative, relaxed, and fun.Topics can be arranged and new lectures can be developed upon request.

I have presented over fifty all-day workshops across the United States on a wide variety of genealogy and computer genealogy topics. Some have been hands on all day workshops on Ancestry.com, Genline, Family Tree Maker. Others have been more traditional days of lectures and presentations on a wide variety of topics.

I have lectured for small and large groups including NGS and FGS conferences.A list of incomplete topics is available at http://www.rootdig.com/topics.html.

Most upcoming engagements are listed at http://www.rootdig.com/labels/speaking.html

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14 November 2008

Join Michael in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, May 2009


I'll be leading an annual genealogy research trip to the Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, Indiana this May from 27 May through 31 May 2009.
We are staying at the Hilton, close to the library with a pretty good room rate.

There is more information on our website at http://www.rootdig.com/acpltrip.html. This year's trip is a little different and will be run like my trip to Salt Lake--participants meet me there instead of travelling together as a group.


A registration brochure is in the works and will be posted when finalized. Those interested can register now and make room reservations if they want to be ahead of the rest! Questions or requests for more information can be emailed to me at mjnrootdig@gmail.com. Thanks!

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11 November 2008

Genealogy Week 2009-Galesburg, Illinois

Phone registration for Genealogy Week 2009 at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois has begun. Registration can be done by phone (1-877-236-1862 ext. 5260) using a VISA or Mastercard. Information on mail-in registration is available on our website.

Days and Topics for 2009 are:
· 9 March 2009-Using Ancestry.com
· 10 March 2009-Using Footnote.com
· 11 March 2009-Using FamilySearch.org
· 12 March 2009-Using Land Records
· 13 March 2009-Genealogy Problem Solving
· 14 March 2009-Using Non-English Language Records

Registration is limited to 20 each day and all presentations are made by me in state of the art computer labs.

More information on the topics can be found on our website. Questions can also be emailed to me at mjnrootdig@gmail.com. We are looking forward to our 10th annual series of workshops.

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Wisconsin State Genealogical Society October 2009

I will be speaking at the annual fall 2009 conference sponsored by the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society. Details are still being lined out, but the dates are 2 and 3 October 2009 in Neenah, Wisconsin. We will add more information as information is finalized.

Contact me at mjnrootdig@gmail.com for information on bringing me to your workshop or conference.

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06 November 2008

The Village Genealogical Society-21 March 2009

I will be speaking at The Village Genealogical Society's annual "2009 Spring Family History Workshop" on 21 March 2009. There is more information on the society's web site at pages.suddenlink.net/hsvgs/.

Topics include:
Researching the Entire Family
Problem Solving Applied to Genealogy
I Found it; Now what?
Tried and Tested Tidbits

A PDF flyer is available on the society's website.

For information about scheduling a workshop for your group, send me an email at mjnrootdig@gmail.com

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03 November 2008

Back from Grand Rapids

I'm back from spending the weekend in Grand Rapids where I gave two lectures for the Western Michigan Genealogical Societies' annual seminar. Thanks for inviting me and for your hospitality while I was in Michigan.

The research guides discussed in my "seeing the patterns" lecture can be found here:
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/RG/frameset_rhelps.asp

The chart used to determine an approximate date of birth date based upon ages in various records can be seen here:
http://www.rootdig.com/pensions/rileyrampley/rileysage.html

And I heard someone say that "only a math person would do that." They might also have said "only a man would do that," I'm not exactly certain (grin).

One comment that was sent to me about the seminar is reproduced here (in part):

"Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom and humor with us today in Grand Rapids. Your were excellent and your resources are great. "

Thanks again.
Michael

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29 October 2008

Western Michigan Seminar-Grand Rapids

I'll be making two presentations at the Western Michigan Seminar on 1 November 2008 in Grand Rapids. Registration is closed. I'll be lecturing on

  • Seeing Patterns
  • Brick Walls from A to Z

Readers are welcome to come up and introduce themselves after the lectures.

Those who would like me to present at their conference or seminar can email me for more information at mjnrootdig@gmail.com.

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02 October 2008

Genealogy Week-Galesburg, Illinois-March 2009

We have posted dates and topics for our 11th annual Genealogy Week at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois.

Days and Topics:
· 9 March 2009-Using Ancestry.com
· 10 March 2009-Using Footnote.com
· 11 March 2009-Using FamilySearch.org
· 12 March 2009-Using Land Records
· 13 March 2009-Genealogy Problem Solving
· 14 March 2009-Using Non-English Language Records

This is our 11th year of having a whole week of genealogy at the college. We are excited about our new offerings and topics. Registration is for whatever days you choose and is $40 a day. All materials are included and web-based offerings are in a computer lab. Registration is limited. For more information email me at mjnrootdig@gmail.com.

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25 September 2008

Headed to Detroit

I'll be in Detroit, Michigan this weekend making two presentations at the Family History Festival held at the Detroit Public Library.

I will be presenting programs on "How to Use Ancestry.com" and "Problem Solving as Applied to Genealogy".

Blog readers are welcome to come up and introduce themselves---just not while I'm making a presentation!

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23 July 2008

Utah Genealogical Association 13 September 2009

I will be making four presentations at the Utah Genealogical Association's Fall 2008 Conference at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Lectures are:
  • Finding UFO Ancestors: Unidentified Family of Origin
  • Re-stacking Blocks: Organizing Your Data
  • Pig Blood in the Snow: Using Court Records to Solve Problems
  • 100 Acres, a Mortgage and Three Sisters

More information is on the Association's website. I love to meet blog or article readers, feel free to come up and introduce yourself. I'm also scheduling speaking engagements for 2009 as well.

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19 June 2008

Louisville, Kentucky Seminar 11 October 2008

I will be the featured presenter at the Louisville Kentucky's annual seminar on 11 October 2008 in the Louisville, Kentucky, area. I'm looking forward to my first trip to Louisville

Topics include:

Researching the Entire Family
Using Records from the Family History Library When You Don't Know the Language
Determining Your Own Migration Trails and Migration Chains
Effective Internet Search Techniques

More details about the workshop can be found on the Society's website.

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16 June 2008

2009 Genealogy Week--Galesburg, Illinois, USA

We have set the dates for our 11th annual Genealogy Week at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois: 9-13 March 2009.

Our registration fee will remain the same as it has since we began the workshops 10 years ago: $35.

More details will be posted on our site as they are developed. Anyone with suggestions is welcome to send them to me at mjnrootdig@gmail.com

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11 June 2008

Salt Lake City Research Trip 2009

We have posted details on our 2009 research trip to Salt Lake City's Family History Library next May.

Our trip will be 14-21 May 2009 and more details can be seen out our webpage
http://www.rootdig.com/slctrip.html

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20 May 2008

Waterloo Public Libary Seminar 6 Sept 2008

I will be presenting four lectures at an all-day genealogical seminar sponsored by the Waterloo [Iowa] Public Library on 6 September 2008 in Waterloo, Iowa. The topics have yet to be determined, but the date has been set and we will post details on the website as they are set. The library's event page can be seen here.

We will post additional information when available.

To bring Michael to your meeting or workshop, email me at mjnrootdig@gmail.com.

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Family History Festival, Detroit, Michigan 27 Sept 2008

I will be one of the speakers at the annual Free Family History Festival co-sponsored by the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research and the Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society on 27 September 2008 in the Detroit, Michigan area.

I will be presenting:
  • Using Ancestry.com
  • Problem-Solving Applied to Genealogy
For more information about the festival, visit the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research's website or the Fred Hart Williams Genealogical website.

Contact me at mjnrootdig@gmail.com for information on having me present at your meeting or workshop.

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Presenting At Western Michigan Seminar 1 Nov 2008

I will be presenting two lectures at the 1 Nov 1008 Western Michigan Genealogical Seminar to be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The presentations will be:
  • Seeing Patterns: Organizing Your Information
  • Brick Walls from A to Z

More information is on the society's website.

Contact me at mjnrootdig@gmail.com to inquire about my presenting at your meeting or workshop.

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11 May 2008

Butte, Montana, Seminar--19-20 September 2008

I'll be making four presentations at the annual Montana State Genealogical Society Conference this upcoming September in Butte, Montana. The Society recently released a flyer on their website for those interested. I'm looking forward to my first trip to Montana.

I'll be giving the following lectures:
  • Unnatural Process--Naturalization Records
  • Researching Your European Origins Online
  • Seeing the Patterns: Organizing Your Information
  • An Introduction to Reading Non-English Handwriting

The seminar will be held at the Butte War Bonnet Hotel in Butte. There is more information on the Society's website.

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16 April 2008

Getting Ready for OGS

I'll be making two presentations at the OGS Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Saturday 19 April.

Regular site visitors or readers of my Ancestry.com column are welcome to come up and introduce themselves.

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28 March 2008

Computer Genealogy Workshop-Carthage, IL 26 April 2008

Carl Sandburg College in Carthage, Illinois, will be sponsoring a genealogy workshop on April 26 on "Free Genealogy Online."

The workshop will be held at the Education Commons in Carthage at 641 Buchanan Street.

The topic will be "Free Genealogy Online" and I will be making the presentations.

More information is available on our website.

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17 March 2008

Footnote.com workshop in St. Charles, MO 12 April 2008

There is still room in my workshop on using Footnote.com on 12 April 2008 at the community college in St. Peters, Missouri (suburban St. Louis). Attendees will have access to the site for the duration of the workshop and there will be time for searching and self-discovery.

Registration is limited and more information is available on our website.

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09 March 2008

5 April 2008 Omaha, Nebraska

I'll be presenting at the Greater Omaha's Annual Conference on 5 April 2008 in Omaha, Nebraska.

Topics are:

  • Researching the Entire Family

  • Beginning German Research

  • Land Records

  • Researching on a Tight Budget
More information is available on the society's site, including a downloadable registration form.


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18 February 2008

Butte, Montana Seminar 19 and 20 Sept. 2008

I will be lecturing at the Montana State Genealogical Society Conference in Butte, Montana, on 19 and 20 September 2008. Topics have not yet been chosen, but additional information will be posted as it becomes available. More information on the society can be found on their website.

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Bureau County, Illinois Genealogical Society Presentation 27 March 2008

I will be presenting the evening lecture "How to use Ancestry and a few Other Web Sites" for the Bureau County (Illinois) Genealogical Society on 27 March 2008.

The Society meets at 7:00 in their library at 629 S. Main Street in Princeton, Illinois.

Their website hasn't been updated for a little while, but more information on the society can be seen here.

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29 January 2008

Village Genealogical Society-21 March 2009

I will be the featured lecturer at the Village Genealogical Society's biannual conference on 21 March 2009 in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. We will post more details here as they become available. The society's website will also have updated information as well.

I'm still booking seminars in late 2008 and later--interested groups can contact me at mjnrootdig@gmail.com.

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16 January 2008

Free Genealogy Online Computer Workshop-Carthage, Illinois 26 April 2008

Carl Sandburg College will be offering a full-day workshop on Overview of Free Genealogy Online at the Branch Campus in Carthage, Illinois.

The workshop will be held on 26 April 2008 and runs from 8:30 until 3:00.

Registration is only $35 and is limited. Lunch is not included.

More information is available on our website. Questions can be addressed to me at mneill@sandburg.edu.

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Family Tree Maker 2008 Workshop-Carthage, IL March 2008

Carl Sandburg College will be offering a full-day workshop on Family Tree Maker 2008 at the Branch Campus in Carthage, Illinois.

The workshop will be held on 29 March 2008 and runs from 8:30 until 3:00.

Registration is only $35 and is limited. Lunch is not included.

More information is available on our website. Questions can be addressed to me at mneill@sandburg.edu.

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09 January 2008

Using Footnote.com--St. Charles, Missouri, April 12, 2008

I will be presenting an all-day hands-on workshop on "Using Footnote.Com" for the St. Charles County Genealogical Society (Missouri) and the St. Charles Community College. More details on this workshop are available on our website. Attendees will have access to Footnote.com for the duration of the workshop.

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08 January 2008

Omaha, Nebraska Seminar April 5, 2008

I'll be the featured speaker at the Greater Omaha Genealogical Society's annual workshop on April 5, 2008 in Omaha, Nebraska. Details are still be finalized, but will be posted here when we have them.

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02 November 2007

Looking for a Speaker?

I am currently working on my 2008 and 2009 travel and speaking calendar. There are still several open dates on my travel schedule.

My lectures are entertaining, relaxed, yet educational and informative. There is no getting up and reading the handout and lectures are up-to-date and reflective of the latest research methodology. Handouts are always intended to be more than adequate to reduce the amount of time attendees take notes. Those attending the workshop are encouraged to ask questions between sessions, at lunch (at least after I eat), and after we are done.

For questions about having me present to your group, send me an email at mjnrootdig@gmail.com and we can go from there.

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17 September 2007

Ohio Genealogical Society--19 April 2008

I'll be attending the 2008 Ohio Genealogical Society Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. More details to come.

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06 February 2007

Lecture Availability and Contact Information

I would be happy to discuss the possibility of coming to present to your genealogy group or club for their workshop or seminar. Genealogy workshops and seminars are great ways for members of your group to enhance their research skills and network with other genealogists. There is a world away from the computer.

For more information on speaking availability, fees, expenses, and opportunities, send an email to me at michaeln2@winco.net. Please indicate the potential date of the seminar, typical format, and general audience level. We can go from there. Lectures are informative, relaxed, and fun. Topics can be arranged and new lectures can be developed upon request.

I have presented over fifty all-day workshops across the United States on a wide variety of genealogy and computer genealogy topics. Some have been hands on all day workshops on Ancestry.com, Genline, Family Tree Maker. Others have been more traditional days of lectures and presentations on a wide variety of topics. I have lectured for small and large groups including NGS and FGS conferences.

A list of incomplete topics is available at http://www.rootdig.com/topics.html

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