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2019 APG Professional Management Conference


Poster Sessions
Thursday 19 September 2019

Know Your Neighbors: Mexico and Latin America from a Genealogical Perspective
Nefi Arenas Salazar
Introduction to history and culture of Latin America from a genealogist perspective. Focus is on Mexico and an overview of the main types of records used for Mexican research is given.

Finding Balance: Working as a Professional Genealogist and Having a Life
Pamela Guye Holland
Getting it all done requires balancing the demands of your work, family, and personal lives. Focusing on each, with equal intensity, requires energy and motivation. Explore ways to have a well-rounded life, love what you do, and feel great doing it.

The Process of Creating an Instructional Video
Shaunese Luthy
Creating an instructional video can have its difficulties, but it also has its advantages. This presentation goes step by step into how to create successful instructional videos, from finding who the audiences are, to what platforms to use and/or are available, to the editing and recording software.

Polynesian Oral Histories: Researching and Preserving Our People
Miyamoto Loretta Jensen
Learn about the importance and value of oral histories in Polynesian genealogy. From understanding the history of oral histories to knowing what collections are available for research, genealogists will learn how to help clients who have Polynesian ancestors and are stuck with non-written records.

If the Walls Could Talk: The Value of Oral History for Genealogy
David Ryan, MA, DIPGEN
The continued growth of sources available to genealogists has changed the nature of our research. We are no longer simply concerned with where and when our ancestors lived but who they were. However, details on their day to day lives isn’t always contained in the written sources and we search for alternatives. This is where oral histories can be invaluable for genealogists. But is oral memory reliable and what effective strategies are there for making the most out of it as a source? The purpose of this poster is to examine just how oral history can best be used by genealogists.

Using 1821 Census Fragments to Reconstruct an Irish Town
Steven W. Morrison
Is your ancestor from Ireland? It is true they have lost many records, but do you know their secret? Not all the census records were burned! If you are lucky, maybe your ancestor is among the remaining fragments of the 1821 census, Ireland’s first national survey of its people. If you are familiar with US censuses, you will be amazed at the level of detail in those early returns. Learn about this overlooked Irish treasure and how it was used to reconstruct a plantation town in County Cavan.

Free and Inexpensive Resources to Grow Your Business Skills
Lauri Jean Swett
For a self-employed genealogist, one of the most daunting challenges can be attempting to grow their business. This presentation will address the wide variety of free and inexpensive resources available to the genealogist looking to expand. It will discuss resources offered by public library systems, community education programs, state and local governments, and small business support organizations.

Discussion Groups
Friday 20 September 2019

Secrets of Becoming an Institute Course Coordinator
Elissa Scalise Powell, CG®, CGLSM, Karen Molohon, MSEd, MS, Peg Ivanyo
What does it take to successfully have a course proposal accepted by an institute? What are the responsibilities that a course coordinator has? What can you expect in working with an institute? What are the differences and similarities between the institutes? Come learn the inside scoop from three institute directors!

Autosomal to X, Y, and Z: Prioritization of Genetic Genealogy Methodologies in Your Research Plan
Paul Woodbury
While elements of genetic genealogy methodology and practice are frequently discussed in isolation at genealogy conferences, determining the broader context of genetic genealogy practice can be more difficult. Which approaches and methodologies are most effective at actually solving problems? Which new tools are just the newest toy, and which are mainstays of professional practice? In this session, we review major genetic genealogy methodologies and place each in the context of actual practice.

Young Bloods: Bringing the Rising Generation into Family History
Miyamoto Loretta Jensen
This discussion will engage attendees about how to bring more young people into the family history field. From discussing their needs to understanding what they can bring to the professional world, the group will come to understand more fully what they can do to attract the rising generation into the exciting work of genealogy.

Excellence in Education: What it Takes to be an Effective Genealogical Educator
Daniel A. Earl
We all know a good educator when we see one. Almost as if by magic, they hold their learners in the palm of their hand and lead them to the cool waters of learning. But how do they do it? What makes an educator effective? This discussion looks at the ten things that make an educator effective and discusses practical ways to incorporate these into every lecture, seminar, class, and keynote.


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