2015 Lancaster Family History Conference
Celebrities and Cellmates
Saturday, April 25, 2015 8:30 AM –4:30 PM
Welcome to our local, long-standing tradition of providing a quality family history conference with content for both the beginning and advanced family historian. This year’s topic, Celebrities and Cellmates—Finding That Famous (or Infamous) Ancestor, taps into a theme that is increasingly gaining interest with the broader public. The format of popular television series Who Do You Think You Are? by Lisa Kudrow and Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s Finding Your Roots, showcase discovering one’s ancestors can be as suspenseful as any mystery novel.
PBS has expanded upon America’s fascination with family history launching the Genealogy Roadshow, currently in its second season. Here, co-host Joshua Taylor aids participants discovering a vibrant, personal, ancestral history previously unknown. We are grateful that Joshua can join us over the course of the conference on Friday and Saturday to share his insight and experience. He’ll explore the roots of our sometimes notorious family legends and share insights into sources we can utilize to compile a more complete picture of our ancestors.
We have presentations that cover such topics as obituaries, estate records and taxes, archival research, deciphering German script, and DNA, as well as the practical methodology needed to write and publish a family history. Please join us Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 23 to April 25, for our 36th year!
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