Genealogy BASH Schedule

Time Event Location
8:00 am Doors Open Theater Entrance
Registration Theater Entrance
Book Faire begins. Room C
9:00 am Welcome & Information Theater
9:15 am
Session 1
DNA and Ancestry - How to Utilize It
After a brief review of the tools available on AncestryDNA, we will dive into the techniques used by professional genetic genealogists to discover the connections between you and your pages of AncestryDNA matches. We will immediately apply these techniques in the workshop with hands-on instruction and assistance from members of the Ancestry Research Team who work on the TV show, Long Lost Family.
10:15 am Break
10:45 am
Session 2
Ancestry Search Tips and Tricks
Ancestry currently has more than 16 billion records online and millions more are added every single day. We want to provide you with as many ways into those records as possible. Join Crista Cowan as she shares some of her favorite tips to make you a search pro and (even more important) a true researcher.
11:45 am Lunch: Pickup boxed lunches in the Genealogy Library, purchase your lunch in the library cafe or bring your own. Seating will be available in various meeting rooms around the cafe. Genealogy Library
1:00 pm
Session 3
Finding and Sharing the Stories in Your Family Tree
Studies show that children who grow up knowing the stories of their family's history (good or bad) are more resilient in the face of life's challenges. There are stories in every family tree. In this session we will learn easy ways to discover those stories. We will also discuss ways to preserve them and share them with the genealogically challenged in your family.
2:00 pm Break
2:30 pm
Session 4
Introduction to the Genealogical Professional Standards
Each of us must decide what information we are comfortable sharing publicly. At the same time, we have an obligation to ourselves, our family, and our ancestors to ensure that the family tree we build and put out there, is as accurate as possible. Join us to review the five steps of the Genealogical Proof Standard and learn how to apply them to your research using tools available on Ancestry.
3:30 pm Announcements and Adjournment Theater

Contact OCCGS:

Orange County California Genealogical Society
c/o Huntington Beach Central Library
7111 Talbert Avenue
Huntington Beach, California 92648

(714) 536-5549