Join Me for the 2019 Ohio Genealogical Society’s 2019 Annual Conference

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The Ohio Genealogical Society has opened up registration for its 2019 Conference in Mason, Ohio this coming May.

This is my second year attending and speaking at this excellent jam-packed conference. I invite you to join me there.

The Conference

The Conference takes place Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Great Wolf Lodge Convention Center in Mason, Ohio.

The theme for the conference is Building a Heritage, featuring over ninety sessions on topics such as military, technology, DNA, ethnicity, methodology, records, problem-solving, and Ohio. The keynote speaker for the conference is David E. Rencher from FamilySearch.

Conference registration is now open.

The Conference Registration Brochure (PDF) is available now. It includes a schedule and description of all sessions, pre-conference workshops and activities, breakfasts, luncheons, and banquets.

My Sessions

I am giving two traditional one-hour lectures, as well as teaching a two-hour workshop that will allow us to go more in-depth with those particular collections.


(W07) Strategies for Finding & Analyzing Mexican Church & Civil Registrations

Mexican civil and church registration records are often called the richest genealogy records in the world. We will review various strategies to find and analyze these collections. Tools and tips will be demonstrated for translating and interpreting old Spanish handwriting and terms, and identifying Mexican place names. Even a non-Spanish speaker can be successful at this research.

  • Date: Wednesday, May 1st
  • Time: 3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
  • Cost: $20 workshop fee (register online)


(T18) An Introduction to Researching Your Mexican Ancestors

This overview explains key U.S. records for identifying immigrant origins, major Mexican record collections, naming conventions and name search strategies, and reference tools.

  • Date: Thursday, May 2nd
  • Time: 2:20 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
  • Cost: Included with conference registration

(F15) Creating Accessible Content for Your Readers, Researchers, Clients, and Students

Make sure that your valued website, blog, ebooks, videos, syllabi, and reports provide equal access and opportunity to people with disabilities.

  • Date: Friday, May 3rd
  • Time: 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
  • Cost: Included with conference registration

If you attend any of my sessions, please come up and say hello.

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