Our energetic reporter in North Dakota has sent the following interesting information which I think you should read very carefully.
Family History Workshop Scheduled for October 11
Presented by the Heritage Education Commission at Minnesota State University Moorhead, the 23rd annual Family History Workshop, easily the most valuable forum of its type in the upper midwest, will be held from 8 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday, October 11, 2003, at the Comstock Memorial Union at MSUM.
Among the session topics are Beginning Genealogy, Military Resources on the Internet, Collecting & Recording Oral Histories, North Dakota & Cass County Resources, Minnesota & Clay County Resources, Scandinavian Church Records, Citing Sources and Copyright Issues, Using the LDS Family History Center, Using the LDS Computer Resources, Military Resources on the Internet, Successful Family
History Interviews, and Photograph and Document Preservation. There are four workshop session of 70 minutes, two in the morning and two in the afternoon, each at six locations on different topics. Many of the more popular and inclusive sessions are offered more than one time, so people can schedule attendance to fit their needs.
In addition to the workshop, there are also a large variety of displays from genealogical and historical societies, local and regional booksellers who specialize in historical and genealogical publications, and other organizations with facilities that assist genealogists.
As for the past many years, the Icelandic community will be represented by Arlan Steinolfson of Fargo, ND
. In addition to the normal display items, which include reference materials of many types, will be some of the preliminary results of the Dakota Icelanders Project. New printed material on display will include settlement books for Thingvalla, Gardar, Park, Cavalier, Avon/Advance,
Beaulieu, and Park Townships in Pembina County, and other items prepared in conjunction with the 125th anniversary of the settlement of the Icelanders in Dakota Territory this year, but not deemed appropriate for display at the annual 2nd of August celebration. Access will also be available to the genealogical database of the Icelandic settlement families in Dakota. Any people with
Icelandic ties to Dakota are cordially invited to visit during the day
, or, if unable
to attend to the workshop, contact him by email at email@example.com
or telephone (701) 281 8824
As a practising amateur genealogist and historian, Arlan assures that this is easily the most comprehensive, inexpensive method for the new family historian or genealogist to get started on the right track. Even those with considerable experience in the field always learn new and valuable methods and tools to assist them in their research.
Workshop cost is $27, and registration must be received by October 1 to guarantee that the luncheon is included. Registration is accepted at the workshop, but will not include the luncheon. For additional information visit the website at http://www.mnstate.edu/heritage/xxviii.htm
, email firstname.lastname@example.org
write Heritage Education Commission
, Box 82, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, MN 56563, or call (218) 477-2183
Thanks Arlan, I only wish I could be there :-)