Family History Jamboree
Families Are Forever

CLASS LIST


  1. Finding Substitutes for Vital Records - As valuable as vital records are to us, there are many times when they just aren't available. Some states began recording official vital records later than others. Others have suffered record destruction through burned courthouses, war, rodents and mildew. What can be used as a substitute?
    [Inst. Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG]

  2. Library Genealogy Databases - Discover what your local library has! See what you can find with just a simple library card from subscription databases such as Ancestry Library Edition, Fold3, and World Vital Records with the help of your local librarian.
    [Inst. Anne Wachs]

  3. Finding Records on FamilySearch - Learn how to find records on FamilySearch using the historical record collection, catalog, books and Wiki.
    [Inst. Dana Palmer, CG]

  4. Beginning Family History - This class will aid the beginner in answering the 'Where Do I Start?' question. We will explore types of records and where to find them.
    [Inst. Jim Phillabaum]

  5. Creating Your Personal Tree Using RootsMagic - The program will cover the methodology of creating a RootsMagic Tree from various records, including those imported from other genealogical programs such as Family Tree Maker and Legacy. We will also cover importing records from FamilySearch.org, My Heritage, Find My Past and Ancestry (if that capability has been released by Jamboree time). Media and Source files will also be covered.
    [Inst. Leland Cole]

  6. Google Your Way to Genealogy Success - You'll never believe how many wonderful tools exist on Google these days! From successful keyword searches, mapping, books, translating documents, and much, much, more! Googling your way to genealogy success is simple once you know a few key points. You will be a Google guru in no time!.
    [Inst. Amie Bowser Tennant]

  7. Training for Temple and Family History Consultants - Training for all ward temple and family history consultants by stake leaders on their role in assisting members with a personalized one-on-one family history experience.
    [Inst. Alden & Linda Hilton]

  8. Lineage Society Applications - Learn tips to successful lineage society application submission from one of the local registrars.
    [Inst. Jean Halls Muetzel, Cincinnati NSDAR Registrar]

  9. Fundamental Mysteries 1: Simple Ideas in Performing Research - All genealogists know that there are some fundamental pieces of research knowledge that they learned along the way to help them make their most wonderful finds. These ideas are so simple that they are almost always over looked, but in fact were the very thoughts that made tremendous contributions to their ancestor's searches. This presentation is about those wonderful yet very simple ideas.
    [Inst. Michael Garrambone]

  10. Using DNA in Family History: Fundamentals, Fables, Frustration and Fun - Many have now had a DNA test because it seemed to be the new and important tool for genealogists. Some however have found it not to be as helpful as anticipated because the science seems so complex. We will discuss the fundamentals of DNA and its application in genealogy research, how to get a test, which test is best as well as some of the problems that may be encountered.
    [Inst. Stephen McDonald, MD, FACP, FACE]

  11. Crowdsourcing with Social Media to Break Through Brick Walls - Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are not just for teenagers anymore. These are just three of the many social media apps and websites that you need to utilize for your family history. Answers to brick walls are waiting! Using social media as a type of crowdsourcing will amaze you, so join us for this fun and informative topic.
    [Inst. Amie Bowser Tennant]

  12. Fundamental Mysteries 2: More Tricks to Discovering Ancestors - If you caught the first fundamental mysteries, then you are clearly ready for more. If you didn't, no problem, since this one is brand new, is a complete standalone, but... just as mysterious. This presentation continues in a storyteller fashion to describe how to make those discoveries.
    [Inst. Michael Garrambone]

  13. Claim the Blessings: Youth and Family History - Hands-on training by stake leaders for the youth to do indexing as well as find names of their ancestors and prepare them for temple work -- that the youth might claim the blessings promised them by church leaders.
    [Inst. Alden & Linda Hilton]

  14. German Migration into the Ohio - Ohio was a melting pot of many ethnic groups, especially Germans. Most originated from the same area in Germany and settled in area of Ohio that reminded them of home. This lecture will focus on the strong German population that came to call Ohio home.
    [Inst. Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG]

  15. Military Research - This presentation will include details on types of military records, how to locate record repositories, what you can expect to find, what is available to the general public, what is available for the next of kin and how to interpret the results.
    [Inst. Jim Phillabaum]

  16. DNA 2 - This lecture discusses the use of DNA to locate and verify genealogical connections in your family tree. Comparisons of the various DNA testing companies will be covered and well as the types of tests you will encounter. If you are considering having your DNA tested, you should attend this lecture.
    [Inst. Leland Cole]

  17. Latin Records in Your Genealogical Research - While Latin Records appear strange and scary, with a little investigative spirit you can enjoy learning about family members back through 'the ages' using these religious and other legal documents. If Latin Records are part of your research, come to this presentation for help to learn some basic vocabulary, acronyms, styles of writing, geography, and many interesting facets of these records. We will talk about sources, things to know, and show you plenty of examples so you can pick up the trail, or if you like, go back to times before 'Columbus'.
    [Inst. Michael Garrambone]

  18. Intro to Temple Work - LDS Members ONLY - Isn't it exciting to be a forever family. Your ancestors want this privilege too. Learn how to get started in submitting your family names to the temple. This class will walk you through the process.
    [Inst. Jim Phillabaum]

  19. Scots-Irish in America - Many Americans can trace their ancestry back to the British Isles. Some have even heard that their background was 'Scotch-Irish'. This lecture will focus on the group of people known as the 'Scots-Irish'. Just who they are and what brought them to America.
    [Inst. Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG]

  20. Have You Seen Me? Missing Persons & Proof of Parentage - Eventually, we all lose the trail of our ancestors or their families. Whether a child was born and died between censuses, or lived and married before 1850, there are ways to root out these missing individuals and prove their parentage. Learn sound techniques for finding birth and death records, using probate records to establish relationships, children's home records, guardianship records, and more. This class also focuses on advanced search techniques for using browse-only databases at FamilySearch.
    [Inst. Amie Bowser Tennant]

  21. Fundamental Mysteries 3: The Case of the Voodoo Aunt - While the first two fundamental mysteries were about tricks and methods, this presentation is a brand new standalone about winning out on one of the most difficult and squirrely research hunts performed. Oh yes, it is hard to believe auntie was here and lived, and then with all around, she abruptly disappeared, paper and all. If you have vanishing relatives on your own list, or love cracking a good mystery, this is the genealogists tell-all on bumping heads and making progress to find the Voodoo Aunt.
    [Inst. Michael Garrambone]

  22. Temple Work Session - LDS Members ONLY - You will need to have a FamilySearch account set up prior to coming to this work session at the jamboree.
    [Inst. Stephen McDonald, MD, FACP, FACE]

  23. Priesthood Leadership Training - Training provided by stake leaders for ward priesthood leaders on their role in leading temple and family history work in the ward.
    [Inst. Alden & Linda Hilton]

  24. Lunch - There will be an area provided for you to eat but we will not be providing lunches for purchase this year. You must bring your own sack lunch or visit a local restaurant. Please! no lunches, beverages or snacks are to be consumed in the class rooms, only in the area provided.