Baton Rouge Family History Conference

Keynote Speaker

Rocky McCartney is a life-long resident of Louisiana. He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Donna, for over 43 years. He is the proud father of 4 children and 13.5 grandchildren. He loves God, Family, Country, and LSU Sports. (some say, not necessarily in that order, LOL!) He and Sister McCartney are currently serving as Service Missionaries for the LDS Family Services ARP Program.

Beginner Classes

African American Genealogical Research

 

Learning how to get started in finding your African American heritage.  Records are available in the census and beyond.

Getting Started in Family History - Sessions 1-4

 

Don't know where to start?  Register for this class, and you will know what to do to get started and understand how to get started on your family history.  Bring your laptop or tablet!

Ancestry.com: How to Navigate Around Ancestry - Session 1

 

This class will show you how to navigate around ancestry's pages, add names to your tree, and teach you how to get started in Ancestry.com.

Getting Started in Family History - Taught in Spanish

 

Don't know where to start?  Register for this class, and you will what to do to get started and understand how to get started on your family history.  Bring your laptop or tablet!

Ancestry.com:  How to Search for Your Ancestors - Taught in Spanish

 

This class will show you how to navigate around ancestry's pages, add names to your tree, and teach you how to get started in Ancestry.com.

Just Pin It! - Using Social Media to Help With Your Research

 

Teens and young adults understand the lingo, Just Pin It or Facebook it or whatever!  Social media is the fastest growing part of genealogy now.  But don't be intimidated, the not so young can learn the lingo!

Family History Consultant Lab  (B, I, A) - Sessions 1 - 4

 

Have a Question?  Need help?  Having problems understanding how to do something?  Let trained consultants give you one on one help with your research.

Family History is For All Ages

 

For teens and young adults.  Share your family's legacy and create gifts of glad genealogy tidings with these"do it yourself" projects.  The young at heart will also enjoy this class!

Family Search - Basics - Session 3

 

Do you need to learn more of the basics of researching your ancestors?  How to set up an account, enter relatives and become familiar with all of the simple searches online?  If so, you need to register for this class.

Maiden Names of Women

 

Mary who?  Ways to research those elusive maiden names can be found in this class.

Newspapers.com

 

Newspapers are secondary sources, but when you find articles they become priceless.  Register for this class for enlightenment.

Organizing Your Research - Sessions 1 & 4 (B, I, A)

Do I need hard copies of all of my work?  Do I keep it on the online sites only?  What about the Cloud?  Is that a good place to keep it?  Find out what works best for you in this class.

Family Search:  How to Correctly Enter Spanish Names - Taught in Spanish

 

Learn the very basic of Family Search and how to correctly enter Spanish names.  Become familiar with all of the simple online searches.

Spelling Variants of Names

 

Did your ancestors know how to spell their name when they arrived in the US?  Or did the people recording the data spell it a different way?  Or spelled it like it sounded?

Family Search:  Your Forever Family Tree - Session 4

 

Tips to preserve your tree forever!

The Importance of Sources

Citing your sources helps to improve your research.  If someone challenges as to your research if you have good sources, you are ok.  Learn about these sources when you attend this class.

Family Search - Turn Over a New Leaf Using Hints - Session 2  (B & I)

 

 

Should you take the hint?  Sometimes these hints are not about the right person.  Answers can be found in this class.

What's in a Name?

 

The value of your name is like a crown.  See how, when, and where your family comes from.

Genealogy Tools of the Future

 

For teens and young adults. The best new tools and apps for researching, recording, and sharing family history.  However, if you are young or young at heart and want to keep up with what's trending, register for this class.

 

Social Media-Love It, Hate It, or Both (B, I, A)

Love It, hate it, or both?  It's the fastest growing part of genealogy.

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B = Beginner                         I = Intermediate                         A = Advanced