McElreath Hall, Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
Pre-registration deadlines - Postal mail registrations postmarked no later than Friday, Sept 25, 2015
PayPal registrations due by midnight on Wednesday, Sept 30, 2015
Late registration fee additional $5.00
Check-in and registration - 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Program 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Lunch is on your own - bring one with you or plan to go out
Maximizing Your Reach: Research in University Libraries
University libraries are rich sources of material for genealogists, yet many never set foot in them.However, rarely will a researcher find such diversity of resources as they are apt to find at a university library.Rich microfilm collections, remarkable databases, and extended research hours are just a few of the reasons to visit. Attendees will learn the ins and outs of a resource that every genealogist should be accessing regularly.
Researching Civilian Conservation Camp Newspapers
The legacy of the Civil Conservation Corps (CCC) has been wonderfully captured in the camp newspapers.Thousands of the papers exist from the 1930s and 1940s and contain much of value to the genealogist.They provide a great source of information and compliment the 2012 release of the 1940 census.
Researching Your Civil War Ancestor in the Grand Army of the Republic
Examines the involvement of veterans in the GAR, an influential national organization of Union Civil War Veterans, details some of extant resources of the group, and offers some methodology which will help researchers accumulate important details on these veterans.
Congressional Hearings: A Primer on This Valuable Resource
Acquaints attendees with the testimonies of average Americans, a tremendous genealogical source whose riches remain untapped by most researchers due to lack of knowledge or access.Session will teach the ins and outs of this source and how to access them online.
About our Speaker
Tim Pinnick is a researcher and writer with more than 25 years overall research experience including all the major U.S. repositories. In 2008 he authored his first book, Finding and Using African American Newspapers (Gregath Publishing), and is the author of more than half a dozen articles. Having spent 10 years as a public school teacher, Tim brings a wealth of teaching experience to the course.
As an independent scholar, Tim has presented five historical papers on African American related subjects. The most recent one, "Reconstructing the African American Community of Thurber", Texas was given at the 2008 Western History Association Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Past papers were delivered at the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Association for African American Historical Research and Preservation, and the Illinois History Conference. In 2009 he returned to the Association for African American Historical Research and Preservation Conference in Seattle, Washington, to deliver the keynote address titled "African American History: The Rest of the Story".
Tim has extensive lecture experience on a variety of topics and has been a presenter at over a dozen national and regional genealogy conferences coast to coast including the National Genealogical Society Conference in 2006 and the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conferences in 2007-2009.
A member of numerous historical and genealogical associations, he currently maintains the African American Coal Miner Information Center a website he created in 2003, as well as serving as the webmaster for the Afro-American Genealogical and Historical Society of Chicago. In November, 2007 he was elected to the board of the Association of Professional Genealogists for region 2.
The former 1976 Illinois state high school track and field champion and 1980 Olympic Trials qualifier in the long jump, currently divides his time between researching and coaching the sprinters and jumpers of the Downers Grove South girls track team in the western suburbs of Chicago.