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Genealogy research rarely has simple strategies and answers. Discover strategies from four talented genealogists, that can help you with each step of the genealogy research process. Learn how to develop and implement genealogy research plans, finding family in newspapers, analyzing Civil War Pension files, and finding the hometown of German ancestors. 


Kick-off your summer with this educational and interactive virtual genealogy conference.

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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Regular Price (until June 4th)


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 5, 2021. 

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

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Meet Your Presenters

Research Over My Shoulder:  A Practical Guide  for Researching Your Ancestors


Finding your ancestors can take you on a wild journey of discovery. Follow along as Devon researches an ancestor in Pennsylvania in the early 1800s to find a wealth of information step-by-step.

Devon Noel Lee
Family History Fanatics

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 of experience in genealogy, Devon is a high-energy speaker who educates and inspires the genealogy world weekly through videos at


This former beauty queen reported on pageant news for 16 years. She’s a Texas Aggie with degrees in Marketing and Journalism. Currently, Devon is a home educator for five superheroes.


How To Effectively Research Newspapers For Your Ancestors


Newspapers are often underutilized in genealogy research but contain important clues about your ancestors and their communities. Learn how to find and use historical newspapers in your genealogy research. Start filling in the gaps of an ancestor's life to move your research forward!


As a genealogy researcher and creator of the "Are You My Cousin?" blog, Lisa Lisson takes the overwhelm out of genealogy research and keeps researchers moving forward finding their ancestors. Whether researching ancestors alongside clients or writing how-to articles and books, Lisa uses her 12 years of research experience to help others build a solid research plan, find the needed genealogy records, and get the most out of those resources.


When not working with clients or writing genealogy articles, Lisa can be found pursuing her passion for  running, traveling with her husband or simply enjoying time with her two adult children.

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Dissecting a Civil War Pension Record-Union & Confederate


Pension packets are rich in genealogical information as well as historical context for your ancestor. We will look at the law the resulted in the pensions; what is in typical a packet; how to analyze a packet; and how to obtain them.

Jill Morelli, CG®

Jill Morelli, CG® lectures about her Midwestern, northern German, and Scandinavian ancestors nationwide, focusing on intermediate and advanced methodologies, and unique records sets. After obtaining her credential as a Certified Genealogist, she began an online course sharing her experiences and demystifying the process to those who are “on the clock.”

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Tracking Your German Ancestor From the US to Their Hometown

If you have German ancestors in the US, you might wonder how to trace them back to their homeland. Using tips from this workshop, you'll be able to utilize Church records and other resources to cross the Atlantic Ocean with your immigrant ancestors. 

Miles has been active in genealogy for over 25 years and has been speaking at genealogy events for over 15 years. He has spoken at RootsTech 2019 and RootsTech London. He has also organized and directed two regional genealogy conferences in Florida during that time. His expertise revolves around new technologies, internet research, and FamilySearch. He is the Director of the Vero Beach Florida Family History Center and the Director of Education for The Family History Guide. Additionally, Miles has been a beta tester for several genealogy companies.

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