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Midwest Historical and Genealogical Society will host the 24th Annual Conference of the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies June 11 and 12, 1999. The conference headquarters is Four Points Sheraton, 549 South Rock Road, Wichita, KS (SW corner of Kellogg (Highway 54) and Rock Road). The conference will feature noted speaker, James L. Hansen, Reference Librarian of the Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

Friday, June 11 has a full schedule of mini-sessions taught by genealogists from across the state. You should find subjects that will interest you but please take special notice of class size limitations and get your requests in early.

Friday Morning, June 11, 1999

8:00      Registration
8:00 - 8:40 Computer class - "Ultimate Family Tree" - Teacher: Denny 
9:00 - 9:40 Computer class - "PAF and Companion" - Teacher: JoAnn Bailey
10:00      Board Meeting
10:00 - 10:40 Computer class - "The Master Genealogist" - Teacher: Donna 
              J. Woods
11:00      Grand Opening of Vendor's Room
11:00 - 11:40 Computer class - "Family Treemaker" - Teacher: Jo Eslinger

All of the morning and afternoon computer classes will be limited to 15 participants per session.


12:00 Registration

I. 1:00 - 1:50 
     A. Beginning Genealogy Part I of a two hour session (Class limited to 
        15) Teacher: Suzanne Guinn
     B. "Your Great Grandfather Died Where? Prove it!"
        Documentation, Part I of a two hour session Teacher: Ruth Keys

     C. KSGenWeb Teacher: Marcia Philbrick
     D. School Records Teacher: Ruth Filbert

     E. Computer Class - repeat from a.m.
        "Ultimate Family Tree" - Teacher: Denny Alumbaugh

II. 2:00 - 2:50
     A. Beginning Genealogy, Part II, continued (Class limited to 15)
        Teacher: Suzanne Guinn

     B. Documentation, Part II continued Teacher: Ruth Keys Clark
     C. Handwriting Teacher: Mary Jane McIntire

     D. Tennessee Research Teacher: Mary Douglas

     E. Computer class - repeat from a.m.
        "PAF and Companion" Teacher: JoAnn Bailey

2:50 - 3:30 BREAK and BROWSING

III. 3:30 - 4:20
     A. Interlibrary Loans Teacher: Rowena Olsen (Class limited to 15)

     B. "Where is This Place?" Gleanings from old letters and diaries
        Teacher: Keitha Bohlander

     C. Courthouse Research Teacher: Virginia Downing

     D. Organization of materials "Making a Mole Hill Out of a Mountain"
        Teacher: Jill Frese

     E. Computer Class - repeat from a.m.
        "The Master Genealogist" Teacher: Donna J. Woods

IV. 4:30 to 5:20
     A. Society Program Ideas Teacher: Karen Burgess (Class limited to 15)
     B. Military Records Teacher: Leland Adams

     C. Medical Records - "Can you Believe a Death Record?"
        Teachers: Vic Vorhees, M.D. and Jean Vorhees

     D. View and Review - How to use Genealogical Journals and get results 
        plus other valuable tips seldom taught. Teacher: Diane Scannell

     E. Computer Class - repeat from a.m.
        "Family Treemaker" - Teacher: Jo Eslinger

5:20 - 6:30 BREAK and BROWSING

6:30 Awards Dinner and Speaker, James L. Hansen - "Genealogy Disease- A 
          Survival Guide"

James L. Hansen, F.A.S.G., has been since 1974 the reference librarian and 
genealogical specialist at the Library of the State Historical Society of 
Wisconsin, where he assists several thousand researchers a year in their
genealogical and historical research. He has taught beginning and advanced
genealogical research courses over Wisconsin's Educational Telephone Network
and has published a handbook for an introductory genealogical research
correspondence course offered by University of Wisconsin Extension. Among 
his other publications are articles on a variety of genealogical topics, a
bibliography of territorial Wisconsin newspapers, and a guide to the library
in which he works.
He is a nationally known speaker, having lectured on genealogical topics 
around Wisconsin and around the country at the National Institute on 
Genealogical Research at the National Archives, and at numerous conferences
in the U.S. and Canada. He was the 1994-1995 president of the Association
of Professional Genealogists, and in 1995 was named a fellow of the 
American Society of Genealogists.

Saturday, June 12, 1999

8:00 - 10:00      Registration
8:45 - 9:00      Welcome and Orientation
9:00 - 10:00     "Frontier Genealogy: Special Sources and Techniques for 
                 Tracing your Pioneer Ancestors" - James L. Hansen

10:00 - 10:30     Break and Browsing

10:30 - 11:30     "Research in the States of the Old Northwest: OHIO, 
                  INDIANA, ILLINOIS, MICHIGAN and WISCONSIN " - James L.

11:30 - 12:00    Break and Browsing

12:00 - 1:00     Buffet Lunch

1:00 - 1:40      Annual Meeting of the KS Council of Genealogical Societies

1:40 - 2:00      Browsing

2:00 - 3:00     "The Draper Manuscripts - What they are and how to use 
                 them" - James L. Hansen

3:00 - 4:00     Questions from the audience

4:00            Adjournment

For additional information and registration contact: Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, P.O. Box 3858, Topeka, KS 66604-6858 or e-mail fulkerson@juno.com.

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