We have many well known speakers you won’t want to miss hearing. Be sure to check the 2008 NGS Blog often for features about some of the speakers. Our keynote speaker opening “Show me the Nation’s Records” is Dr. Robert Sandfort, President of the Friends of the Missouri State Archives. He will set the stage for this year’s conference with his talk about history of the settlement of the Missouri Valley. You will want to hear him tell about the arrival of the early pioneers and their influence on the settlement along both sides of the Missouri River from St. Louis to Kansas City.
If you have German ancestry you won’t want to miss at least one of Dr. Roger P. Minert’s presentations. Improve your skills by attending sessions presented by Dr. Thomas Jones, CG, CGL, FASG; Connie Lenzen, CG; Barbara Vines Little, CG; Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG,CGL, FNGS, FAS; Paula Stewart-Warren, CG; and others. For more about Midwest research you will want to hear Robert de Beradinis; Evie Bresette, CG; Mary Clement Douglass, CG; Ann Fleming, CG; Kathy Hinckley, CG; and others.
Increase your computer / software skills by attending sessions by these experts –
· Suzanne Russo Adams, AG, (Ancestry.com)
· Pamela Boyer, CG, CGL and Robert Sayre, CG (Google Earth)
· Bruce Buzbee (RootsMagic)
· Geoff Rasmussen (Legacy)
· Barbara Renick – learn about scanning, downloading, using PowerPoint,
· Jeanne Bloom, CG – learn to put MS Excel to work for your genealogical studies
· David Humphreys (Family Tree Maker)
· Thomas Jay Kemp (GenealogyBank)
· Elizabeth Kelly Kerstens, CG – using effective internet searches in your genealogy
· Debra Mieszala, CG – using MS WORD to present your genealogical research
· Patricia Walls Stamm, CG, CGL – presentation about more computer tips for working smart
· Aaron Underwood (GenSmarts)
· Bob Velke (The Master Genealogist)
This is only a few of the experts we have lined up to speak to you at “Show Me the Nation’s Records” in Kansas City, 14-18 May 2008. For a complete listing of the programs visit: http://www.eshow2000.com/ngs/conf_program.cfm.
Keep checking our Blog for Speaker Spotlights.