Our Records and Our History

Saturday, June 6, 2019

Only $24.99

25% of each registration directly benefits the Pima County Genealogy Society

Michael L. Strauss
Peggy Clemens Lauritzen

Join in an engaging virtual conference where the emphasis is on interactivity and learning about genealogy research and writing!


You'll SEE the difference in this conference as your presenters will open the live chat throughout their sessions and turn on their cameras!

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Which presenter will win the
"Genealogy Unscripted" challenge?

After four hours of instruction, the speakers will convene for a final panel discussion to answer questions not finished during the webinars. You can also ask any additional "off topic" questions for all presenters.

As part of the panel discussion, the research and writing experts will compete to see who is the most knowledgeable.

Who do you think will win?

Early Bird Price (until May 21st) 


Regular Price (until June 5th)


Participate in the eConference
  • eConference is open to anyone with an internet connection who is ready to have fun while learning!

  • After registering, you'll receive reminder emails so you don't miss the live event.

  • A week before the conference, you'll receive handouts from the speakers delivered to your email. 

  • The day of the conference you'll receive a link to the live stream. 

  • Ask any questions and leave comments throughout the seminars. Speakers will attempt to incorporate them during their presentations and at the end of their instructions.

  • After the last session, you'll receive a replay link that is accessible until July 6, 2020. 

Scenes from past eConferences. See the difference! Presenters onscreen and a fun panel discussion after four hours of learning.

Emily Garber

When It Takes a Village: Applying Cluster Research Techniques

Sometimes tracking one’s ancestors tests all one’s research acumen. Identifying a subject ancestor, his/her origins, and parentage; tracking that subject through time and space; and constructing a biography to place that person in his/her social context is best approached by broadening one’s research to include family members, associates, and neighbors. This presentation will outline a program for solving genealogical research problems via cluster and collateral research techniques. Topics will include: appropriate application, research planning, commonly used resources and documents, and case studies successfully tracking individuals from Europe to the United States, overcoming name and residential changes and using DNA evidence.

An archaeologist by training (B.A., and M.A.), Emily H. Garber specializes in Jewish
ancestry and holds a certificate from Boston University's Genealogical Research
program. Emily is a researcher, author, blogger (, and speaker. She chairs of the Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group and is the owner of Extra Yad Genealogical Services.

Leslie Carney

What Does The Document Tell Us:  Document Analysis


Information in a record can give clues to further your research. A four-step process will be explained that will help you analyze all the information contained in the document.


Leslie Carney, a Professional Genealogist specializing in the Southwestern United States, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Native American Indian and Sonora México. Researching since 1992. She lives in Tucson, Arizona. She has experience researching and documenting family history in various repositories and archives. A speaker and lecturer who enjoys educating others and in promoting the interest in genealogy.

Pima County Genealogical Society
Devon Noel Lee
Family History Fanatics

Synthesize Seven reSources to Bust Brick Walls


Having trouble solving your family mysteries? When you combine five record sets and two research skills, you can crack the case on your challenging research questions.

When two unrelated men were buried in a stranger's plot, a family mystery needed a detective to crack the case. Using the genealogy proof standard to combine multiple records and two analytical tools together, we can uncover the story behind how Earl Wiggins and William Geiszler came to be buried in a Cox family plot with no Cox interred beside them.

Author, Speaker, and Family Historian. Devon Noel Lee specializes in preserving and sharing family memories and motivating budding genealogists. She has published over 60 books, including a memoir and four family history how-to books, including the popular A Recipe for Writing Family History. With over 20 years experience in genealogy, Devon is a high energy speaker and lab instructor at local, state, national genealogy conferences and public libraries. She educates and inspires the genealogy world weekly through videos at  

Better Writing Through Research: Enhancing Family History Narratives with Historical Context


This presentation will explore practical strategies to increase the impact of your family stories. We’ll examine where to find details about the social, historical, ethnic, religious and emotional context of stories which will deliver your readers a greater understanding of their (or your) ancestors’ lives. 

Laura Hedgecock

Laura Hedgecock is an author, speaker, and GeneaBlogger, passionate about helping others tell
personal, family, and ancestor stories. Her book, MEMORIES OF ME: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO TELLING AND SHARING THE STORIES OF YOUR LIFE, guides and empowers memory collectors with down-to- earth, practical advice and creative ideas. Her website,, provides practical advice on preserving and sharing memories and family stories. 


Laura is a member of APG and Genealogical Speakers Guild. She’s president of the 3300+ member GeneaBloggers and authored BLOGGING FOR FAMILY HISTORY, which provides a road map for launching a blog and making it successful.

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