Past Conference - 2009 Milwaukee

View the 2009 Conference Presentations

We will offer two concurrent sessions for most of the conference. Attendees will also have access to the SGGEE research room while the sessions are on.

All conference presentations are available in PDF format—requires Acrobat Reader or equivalent.

Friday, July 24

8:30 a.m.
Dave Obee: Genealogy 101
Sigrid Pohl Perry: How to decipher Cyrillic lettering

9:45 a.m.
Irmgard Hein Ellingson: Researching the Habsburg empire part 1
Gary Warner: A quick guide to using SGGEE's resources

11:00 a.m.
Irmgard Hein Ellingson: Researching the Habsburg empire part 2
Ceil Wendt Jensen: Strategies for locating ancestral villages

Lunch break — on your own

1:30 p.m.
Jerry Frank: The road to Mokro Niemieckie (Using maps for genealogy)
Ceil Wendt Jensen: Immigration agents at work

2:45 p.m.
Larry Jensen: Identifying and using records in addition to parish and vital records
Thomas Krahn: Genealogical Use of DNA

4:00 p.m.
Larry Jensen: Searching compiled genealogies to prevent duplication of research
Joe Everett: Resources for Tracing Your Germanic Heritage on

Evening banquet:
Speaker: Thom Edlund: FamilySearch filming in Eastern Europe

Saturday, July 25

8:30 a.m.
Irmgard Hein Ellingson: Pommern Immigration to Wisconsin and Iowa
Thomas Krahn: Using DNA as an anthropological tool

9:45 a.m.
Larry Jensen: Understanding the historical and cultural background of the area of research
Cindy Jacobson: Writing about family history

11:00 a.m.
Joe Everett: Resources for Tracing Your Eastern European Heritage on
Jerry Frank: Bug Hollender in Siberia

Lunch — included in registration

1:30 p.m.
Bill Remus: Migration of Germans into Poland and Volhynia
Ceil Wendt Jensen: Seeking Wilhelm Boeing

2:45 p.m.
Bill Remus: Using DNA in your research
Karla Walters: Volhynian migration into Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest

4:00 p.m.
SGGEE annual general meeting
Thom Edlund: Jewish research
Our venue:

Radisson Milwaukee North Shore

7065 N. Port Washington Road, Glendale, WI 53217
Reservations: (888) 201-1718 Telephone: (414) 351-6960 Fax: (414) 351-5194