7:30–9 a.m. – Registration
8:30–9 a.m. – Ancestry 101: New & Review (optional class)
Brand new to genealogy? New to Ancestry.com? We can help! Even if you answered no to those questions, join us for the first half hour of the day where we will provide a quick refresher course on some of the basics.
9 a.m. – Welcome and prize drawings
9:15–10:30 a.m. – Getting the Most from Ancestry.com (Part 1)
Global. Database. Fuzzy. Exact. These are just a few of the ways you can search on Ancestry.com. You can search by person or location. You can use the Card Catalog to discover what is online before you begin your search. We will share our best search tips and tricks to help you find all of the available information about a given ancestor.
10:30–10:45 a.m. – Break and prize drawings
10:45–11:15 a.m. – Using AncestryDNA to Further Your Family History
Learn how new capabilities with DNA can leverage the vast resources on Ancestry.com to help you make amazing new discoveries about your family story. Beginner, intermediate, and expert genealogists will benefit from learning about the latest in DNA technology.
11:15 a.m.–12: 15 p.m. – Getting the Most from Ancestry.com (Part 2)
Are you getting the most out of your Ancestry.com subscription? Even if you don’t have a subscription, are you aware of that there are many things you can access for free? During this hour we will cover the five major areas of the Ancestry.com website and show you our favorite tools for advancing your family history research.
12:15–1:45 p.m. – Lunch break and prize drawings
There are many restaurants located in and around the Convention Center, including Reading Terminal Market, a historic market with dozens of restaurants located on the first floor directly below the Convention Center’s Grand Ballroom.
1:45–2:30 p.m. – Mid-Atlantic Records on Ancestry.com
2:30–2:45 p.m. – Break and prize drawings
2:45–3:30 p.m. – Live Q&A Panel
Submit your questions in advance by e-mailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to March 1, 2014.
3:30–4:30 p.m. – Sharing Your Family Story
Learn how to use the clues in records to discover more about your ancestors. Use the tools on Ancestry.com to preserve those stories and share them with the genealogically challenged in your family.
4:30 p.m. – Grand prize drawings