The 44th Family History Workshop will be held in Moorhead Minnesota on September 28, 2019. This is a great opportunity to enjoy time with twenty genealogy sessions to choose from while networking with fellow researchers. Let’s look at this learning opportunity.
This year’s main presenter is Alice Hoyt Veen, CG. Alice is a Board-certified genealogist, professional researcher and educator whose specialties include Midwestern and territorial research, land and military records. She serves as a trustee for the BCG Education Fund, an independent non-profit charitable trust, advancing the educational aims of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. She has spoken at national, regional and state conferences. Her website Prairie Roots Research includes a blog dedicated to Iowa and Midwestern genealogical and historical topics.
You still have time to register to attend! To learn more, go to the Heritage Education site. You’ll find a brochure with information about the workshop and speakers as well as a link to registration. In addition, check out the Heritage Education Commission Facebook page to learn additional information about the speakers featured this year.
While the Family History Workshop is one of our key projects, we have implemented an oral history project which includes interviewing and recording Veterans as well as community members in a variety of fields. If you have a chance, check out these recordings and transcriptions on our site under the Oral and Regional History section. Who knows…perhaps you’ll find a relative!
If you have been writing your family history, as I’ve been encouraging you to do, consider submitting a copy for consideration for our research awards. (Put it on your radar for next year! You do not need to attend the workshop to submit your project.) You can read more about the different awards and criteria under the heading for Workshops and Research Awards. Be sure to check out the list of past winners. Their books/research projects are archived at the Minnesota State University Moorhead library.
The Heritage Education Commission is an independent, non-profit commission developed for the purpose of creating, initiating and conducting programs and projects which aid in the preservation or restoration of the cultural heritage of the Upper Midwest region.
Full disclosure: I’ve been a commission member of the Heritage Education Commission Board since 2011. Please attend this year or plan for next year! It’s a great way to learn and to enjoy time with fellow genealogists from beginner to advanced. Hope to see you there!
With a lifelong passion for genealogy and history, the author enjoys the opportunity to share genealogy tidbits, inspiring others to research and write their family story.