Genealogy Symposium

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Genealogy Symposium, Thursday, August 7, 2014

Lakeshore Rooms B&C, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

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Duration (min)

Activity (Lakeshore Rooms B&C)

7:45 AM

8:15 AM

30

Room open, attendees checked in

8:15 AM

8:25 AM

10

Welcome remarks, Gus Fenton

8:25 AM

9:20 AM

55

Lecture – “The Origin of the Finns: Are we any closer to unraveling the mystery?” Dan Karvonen, University of Minnesota

9:20 AM

9:25 AM

5

5′ between Lectures

9:25 AM

10:20 AM

55

Lecture – “Documenting 150 years of Finnish Immigration in the IHRC Archives: Benefits for family historians” Dan Necas, Immigration History Research Center

10:20 AM

10:40 AM

20

Break

10:40 AM

11:35 AM

55

Lecture – “First Forays: Finding Family Facts in Finland” Barb Wilson, Finnish Genealogy Group

11:35 AM

12:45 PM

70

Lunch

(start at 12:15 – informal discussion – Finnish surnames, Calvin Tormanen)

12:45 PM

1:40 PM

55

Lecture – “Primary Sources, Archives, and Finnish Genealogy Research” Kent Randell, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

1:40 PM

1:45 PM

5

5′ between Lectures

1:45 PM

2:40 PM

55

Lecture – “Tracing Immigrants’ Roots Back To Swedish-speaking Finland” Syrene Forsman, Seattle Swedish-Finn Historical Society

2:40 PM

3:00 PM

20

Break

3:00 PM

3:55 PM

55

Lecture – “Finns in Minnesota searching” Debbie Miller, Minnesota History Center

3:55 PM

4:00 PM

5

5′ between Lectures

4:00 PM

4:55 PM

55

Lecture – “DNA test kit comparison – OR – Why don’t I look like my parents?” Gus Fenton, Finnish Genealogy Group

4:55 PM

5:00 PM

5

Closing remarks, Gus Fenton