Wednesday, September 17, 2014

2014 Website Update

This website for the 2014 Milwaukie Stake Family History Conference is now live.  Information that is here is current and will be updated if there are any unexpected changes.  The course syllabuses will be added as they are received.  Please check back before the event to download and print them for use in your courses.  The online registration window has been extended to 11:59 PM on 31 October.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Welcome

Welcome to our information blog for the upcoming Milwaukie Stake Family History Conference featuring Hannah Z. Allan, from The Oregon Historical Society, as our Keynote Speaker.  In addition to the keynote address, we have four sessions of classes (20 classes total), with a great lineup of  presenters ready to teach you new skills to be used in researching your ancestors. The conference is FREE and everyone is welcome to the event.

Preregistration will be available from 15 September until midnight on 31 October.   For logistical reasons, we ask that you preregister if possible.  (However, if you are unable to preregister, you may register at the event.  All walk-ins are welcome).

We will be providing a FREE lunch between the first and second sessions for those who register prior to the event.  There are also a few fast-food restaurants in close proximity to the conference for those who opt-out of the FREE lunch.

Please take time to check out the pages on the left side of this screen where you can find descriptions of the classes that will be taught during the four sessions of the conference.  You will also find a page that contains links to the syllabus for each class.  Just click on the link that corresponds to the session number and class that you are interested in to receive the file in PDF format for printing prior to the conference.

If you decide to attend (and we hope you do),  please select the registration page or click on the "Register Now" tab on the countdown timer at the right side of this screen to be taken to our registration site.

Our new registration process will provide us with many tools to help us make your experience better.  We will be able to send you updates and reminders automatically, plan for the exact number of attendees in each class, plan the lunch, and many other enhancements including electronic check-in at the event doors.

Finally, after the event we would appreciate your participation in a short online survey that will be sent to each attendee that will help us plan future conferences.

Most of all, thank you for considering our conference.  We hope we see you there.