FGS 2018 Conference Workshop

Get practical, in-depth experience at workshops

Conference workshops allow attendees to get a more detailed experience on specific topics. The FGS 2018 National Conference offers the seven workshops outlined below.
Workshop Registration
Advance ticket purchase is required for all of these workshops. You can register for workshops when registering for the FGS 2018 conference. If you have already registered for the conference and received a confirmation email, then you can use this form to add registration for any workshop to your schedule. Prices are listed for each workshop. Seating is limited so register now!

T-202: Reconstruct Your Ancestors' World with Google (Sold out - add your name to the waitlist)

by Lisa Louise Cooke

A wide variety of rich resources are available for free through Google. But it’s not just Google Search that can lead you to genealogy gems. Google’s empire includes a great collection of free online tools that are all powered by the same Google search engine, and many are brimming with historical information. Tickets $25

T-220: Try Your Hand at Genetic Genealogy

by Diahan Southard

Working in pairs or small groups you will get a chance to take a DNA case step-by-step to learn exactly how to explore your autosomal DNA match list and make family connections. No computer required. Tickets $50 

F-320: Visual Phasing Workshop

by Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD

Visual Phasing is the process of breaking down your chromosomes into grandparent contributions using the DNA test results of 3 siblings (and sometimes even fewer than 3 siblings). Although Visual Phasing is challenging, many genealogists find the puzzle-like nature of the method to be extremely rewarding! After studying the basics of the methodology, we’ll launch into some hands-on examples and exercises! Tickets $50 

F-302: Maps! Wonderful Maps! (Sold out - add your name to the waitlist

by Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA

The workshop describes resources for finding maps and correlating other information with maps. Various resources and applicable case studies are examined. Attendees will explore urban and public land case studies. Tickets $20 

S-402: GEDmatch Workshop

by Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD

A hands‐on workshop that guides attendees step‐by‐step through many of the third‐party tools available at GEDmatch. Tickets $50

S-419: On Air with Scott Fisher: Learning How to Interview for Oral Histories

by Scott Fisher

Do you have family stories that need to be recorded? Come find out the best ways to obtain oral histories from your family and friends from an interview expert! This will be a hands-on workshop where you will be able to put your skills to the test. Tickets $20