38th Annual
Quad Cities Genealogical Conference
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday, April 21, 2012

Viking Club of Moline, 1450 41st Street
The speaker will be
Rev. Dr. David McDonald


Program & Registration Form
(This is a PDF file. If you did not receive a flyer in the mail, you can print this page and cut off the Registration Form to fill out and send in.)

Program Schedule
Saturday, April 21, 2012

8:00 - 8:50 a.m.
Registration and Opportunity to Browse through the Exhibits

8:50 – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Announcements

9:00 - 10:05 a.m.
Research in the Old Northwest Territory
The old Northwest Territory, or "the land north of the River Ohio," is now part of six states: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. We'll explore migration into the region and research in the component states.

10:25 - 11:30 a.m.
The Mid-Atlantic States: Records & Research
From New York and Long Island, south through Maryland, the Mid-Atlantic states drew a variety of settlers and ethnic groups. State and local-level resources and repositories hold materials of value and import to genealogists with interest in the area, which was the American starting point for a surprising number of families.

11:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Browsing

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Has It Been 72 Years, Already? The 1940 U. S. Census
As of early April 2012, the National Archives and Records Administration will have released the data contained in the 1940 enumeration schedules. Unlike previous releases, the information for 1940 will be released only digitally, not in microform as in the past.

2:25 - 3:25 p.m.
Lutherpalians & Presbygationalists: Where Did Grandma's Church Go?
An evaluation of cultural clues that can help a researcher determine what church(es) may have been a part of the family.

3:25 - 3:45 p.m.
Closing Remarks