Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
Lunch is on your own. Bring lunch with you, or plan to go out.
9:00 am - 9:30 am check in and registration
9:30 am Program begins
Why every family historian should have a blog! - Andie Criminger
As family historians, we should preserve for future generations the special stories unique to our families that are so easily lost from one generation to the next. In many cases, families no longer live close together and reminisce about life’s ups and downs, so fewer and fewer stories are being shared and passed down. Don’t let these stories be lost! What anecdotes does your family have that need to be recorded before they are forgotten? Once written, what should you do next? One way to pass these interesting and important narratives to future generations is through a family blog. Blogging is an easy and fun way to preserve and share those stories! I will share my methods and successes learned while publishing my own family history blog.
Looking in all the Right Places: An Overview of Geography and Genealogy - Karen Molohon
The genealogist needs to know not only about the longitude and latitude of the place but also the location’s relationship to the broader territory and the physical / biological / cultural qualities of the region where our ancestors lived.
Why you need to know not only the longitude / latitude of the ancestral place but its relationship to the physical/biological/ cultural qualities of the region.
Finding and Understanding Your Ancestor’s Occupation(s) in the Census Records - Karen Molohon
Discover how to use the Census Records to determine your ancestor’s occupation(s) and create their resume.
Migration and Mapping: Oh, The Places Your Ancestors Have Been - Where Did They Go? - Karen Molohon
Have you ever been tracking your ancestor and all of a sudden they disappear? Mapping our ancestor’s migration may explain their disappearance or reappearance. Learn: how to tailor your migration map to your research, about the U.S. migration patterns, how the Census Enumeration districts help your research, how to use maps effectively to solve your mysteries, and how to look at the past through the present.
Learn how to map your ancestor's migration using migration patterns and all types of maps to solve your mysteries from past to present.
About our Speaker
Andie Criminger is a retired middle school teacher and has been doing genealogical research for over 35 years. As a family project, she and her parents researched and published a family history, The Fortenberry Families of Southern Mississippi. Currently, she is working on locating and scanning all old family photographs and preserving stories from the past 100 years. Additionally, she has taken on the challenge of understanding family DNA results and connecting with my Polish roots.
Karen Molohon is a professional information / instructional designer, educator, and lecturer. She is an experienced genealogy researcher with over 30 years of experience specializing in research methodology and techniques, census records, genealogy education, migration and mapping, problem-solving, researching using geography and maps, and web design. Molohon has written articles for “Family Tree Quarterly” , the journal of the Genealogical Society of Cobb County [Georgia] and has presented lectures at local genealogical societies, regional conferences, and webinars.
She has attended several FGS and NGS conferences to further her genealogy knowledge and research skills. Active in the genealogical community currently serving as webmaster for the Cobb County, Georgia Genealogical Society she has previously served the Cobb County, Georgia Genealogical Society as a Board Member, President, Membership Director, Newsletter Editor, and “Family Tree Quarterly” editor. I have also served the Georgia Genealogical Society as Program Director and Publications Director.
Karen has a Master of Science in Education degree and Master of Science in Technical Communication degree and works as a Lead Information Designer for an international airline telecommunications company in Atlanta, GA.
Registration & Cost
Registration is closed for this event.
Pre-registration deadlines - Postal mail registrations postmarked no later than Friday, February 19, 2016
PayPal registrations due by midnight on Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Late registration fee additional $5.00
All registrations by above deadlines are guaranteed handouts.