Fall 2018 Conference

IGS Fall Conference: October 12 & 13, 2018.  

Unearthing Your Roots

Lisa Louise Cooke

Lisa-Louise-CookeLisa Louise Cooke is the Producer and Host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, an online genealogy audio show at www.GenealogyGems.com that has been downloaded over 2 million times. She is the author of the books The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox Second Edition, Mobile Genealogy, How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers, and Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies, and the Google Earth for Genealogy video series, as well as a writer, instructor and podcaster for Family Tree Magazine. She is a sought-after keynote speaker and presenter and has been featured at conferences and seminars such as Who Do You Think You Are? Live in London, RootsTech, and the National Genealogical Society Conference.



Friday, October 12

8:00  Registration

8:45  Welcome and Announcements

9:00  How to Organize all this Genealogy Stuff

10:00  Break

10:15 Tony Jahn, Iowa State Archivist

11:30  LUNCH (provided)

1:00 Reconstruct Your Ancestor’s Life with Google

2:00 Break

2:15 How Alice the Genealogist Avoids Falling Down the Rabbit Hole

3:15  Move to IGS Library

3:45  Annual Meeting in IGS west wing

5:00 Pizza Party ($5.00 fee) Library open for research until 9:00 pm (no charge)


Saturday, October 13

8:00  Registration

8:45  Welcome and Announcements

9:00  How to Reopen and Work a Genealogical Cold Case

10:00  Break

10:15  Breakout session ( You may attend one )

  • Open house tour of State Historical Library & Archive
  • Census Records – Linda Greethurst
  • International round tables: English – (Kevin Spire), German (Diane Green), Irish (Theresa Liewer), Italian (Tony Cupp), Scandinavian (Tasha Jackson)

11:45  Lunch (Will be in IGS west wing)

1:00  Google Earth for Genealogy

2:15  Break

2:35  Inspiring Ways to Capture the Interest of the Non-Genealogist in Your Family


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