Melissa Barker is the Houston County, Tennessee Archivist. She is also a Professional Genealogist, lecturing, teaching and writing about the genealogy research process, emphasizing archives and records preservation. She conducts virtual webinar presentations all across the United States for genealogical and historical societies. She writes a popular blog entitled A Genealogist in the Archives. She authors a bi-weekly column, “The Archive Lady” for the GeneaBloggers newsletter. She is the Reviews Editor for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) magazine FORUM. She has been researching her own family history for the past 26 years.
8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks & Introduction
9:05 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Vertical Files: What Are They and How To Use Them?
10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Manuscript Collections: A Hidden Resource for Genealogists
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Preserving Old Family Letters: Tips from an Archivist
1:30 p.m. - 1:45 pm BREAK
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Scrapbooks: A Genealogist's Gold Mine
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Q & A/Wrap-up
Box lunch and refreshments included in price