39th Annual
Quad Cities Genealogical Conference
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday, April 27, 2013

Viking Club of Moline, 1450 41st Street
The speaker will be
Lori Cox-Paul


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 27, 2013

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.
Military Service Records
From the Revolution to Vietnam, the National Archives maintains service and pension records for the men and women of the armed forces. Learn where the records are located, what information is necessary to order the file, and how to place an order. This class will also address privacy and access restrictions.

10:25 - 11:30 a.m.
Resources for Ethnic Genealogy Research
Different ethnicities often require different approaches when researching and documenting your family past. Learn about a variety of techniques and records available to assist through the National Archives website, www.archives.gov

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

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Township, Section, Range: Looking at Land Records
Township 1, Range 43 West, Section 2. Does this make sense to you? Have you always been curious about the secret language of land records? Come learn about Federal land records and the difference between what you will discover at the National Archives versus the county or state archives. Topics include locating information about bounty land warrants, homestead files, land tract books, and other great land resources.

2:25 - 3:25 p.m.
Building Your Genealogy Toolbox
This fast-paced class will provide a quick introduction to the National Archives? Online Public Access (OPA), Access to Archival Databases (AAD), and the National Archives website (www.archives.gov). Participants will gain familiarity with these tools and the resources they provide..

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