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Family History & DNA Conference

South County Civic Center • Delray Beach • February 16, 2020

  • Three Expert Genealogy Speakers
  • Exhibit Area & Special Prices
  • Family Tree Maker Tech Support
  • Light Refreshments

Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County
Co-Sponsor of Family History Conference

Welcome to the first annual Family History & DNA Conference! Together with the folks at Family Tree Maker we have planned a half-day conference on Family History and DNA topics with three expert speakers.

How to get discounted $10 tickets (regular price $40).

Family Tree Maker is covering the most of the cost of the event for our members so the first hundred tickets will be just $10 rather than the regular $40 conference ticket price. Members can also bring one non-member guest at this price. Not a member? Click here to join.

Step 1 - Decide on morning or afternoon sessions. Both have the same speakers and topics.

Step 2 - Click the Register button under the schedule below.

Morning Session 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Presenter Topic Time
Maureen Taylor Photo Identification 101 9:00 a.m.
(30 min.)
Duff Wilson FTM 2019 - An In-depth Look at the New Edition 9:30 a.m.
(45 min.)
Break 10:15 a.m.
(15 min.)
Duff Wilson Making the Most of Your AncestryDNA Results 10:30 a.m.
(45 min.)
Pierre Clouthier Reverse-Engineering Your Family Tree With DNA 11:15 a.m.
(30 min.)
Afternoon Session 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Presenter Topic Time
Maureen Taylor Photo Identification 101 1:30 p.m.
(30 min.)
Duff Wilson FTM 2019 - An In-depth Look at the New Edition 2:00 p.m.
(45 min.)
Break 2:45 p.m.
(15 min.)
Duff Wilson Making the Most of Your AncestryDNA Results 3:00 p.m.
(45 min.)
Pierre Clouthier Reverse-Engineering Your Family Tree With DNA 3:45 p.m.
(30 min.)

Presenters and Topics

Maureen Taylor
Maureen Taylor

Photo Identification 101 - Who is Little Joe? Maureen will show you how to identify clues in your old photographs that reveal family history and put your ancestors in historical context. Photo formats, photographer work dates, clothing and props can reveal a missing piece of your family history. About Maureen Known as The Photo Detective, Maureen is the author of several books and hundreds of articles and her television appearances include The View and The Today Show (where she researched and presented a complete family tree for host Meredith Vieira). Maureen knows how to find the family history in your photographs.

Duff Wilson
Duff Wilson

Insiders Look at the new Family Tree Maker The new 30th Anniverary Edition takes this beloved old brand to places its creators could only have dreamed of. View an up to the minute copy of your tree on your smart phone. Turn back time to erase a mistake you made even a thousand changes ago. Find out what the weather was like the day your parents got married. Automatically restore your entire tree if catastrophe ever strikes your computer. We'll cover what's new and older features you aren't using and should. Making the Most of Your AncestryDNA Results DNA testing can unlock the secrets of your family history. Learn how new capabilities with DNA can leverage the vast resources on Ancestry.com to help you make amazing new discoveries about your family story. Beginner, intermediate, and expert genealogists will benefit from learning about the latest in DNA technology including the new AncestryHealth. About Duff Duff Wilson is considered by many as the father of modern Family Tree Maker having been involved in the design of every edition since 2004. He has two decades of software design and development experience and has earned national awards for his work. Duff is an avid genealogist and works closely with countless genealogists, ranging from novice to expert.

Pierre Clouthier
Pierre Clouthier

Reverse-Engineering Your Family Tree With DNA Learn how to combine DNA test results with family tree charts using Charting Companion 7 to unlock the secrets of your family's past. The new "DNA Edition" includes DNA charts like the DNA Matrix and tools to help set priorities for reaching out to your DNA matches. About Pierre Pierre has been working in genealogy since 1972, and programming since 1965. He founded Progeny Genealogy in 1995 and has been helping people tell the story of their family ever since. Since its beginning, Progeny has established a reputation for quality and integrity, and enjoys amicable relationships with both large and small players in the genealogy marketplace. Progeny's software has been bundled with or incorporated into products published by such high-profile companies as Ancestry.com, Corel, Mindscape, The Learning Company, as well as the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Support & Exhibits

Family Tree Maker Experts & Tech Support

Stop by the Exhibits Area to ask our Family Tree Maker experts questions. Support staff will be available during the entire conference.

Exhibits Area

There will be a vendor fair during the Conference. All three presenters will be on hand to answer questions. Maureen Taylor will be autographing copies of her books and Family Tree Maker software will be on sale for 50% or more off the regular price.

FTM Bag

FREE conference tote