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Conf/Prog - Armenian Genealogy, 17-19 March 2017, Michigan, USA



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About the conference

Join us for three days of workshops, presentations, community and discovering your Armenian roots.

This conference grew out of the Armenian Genealogy group (Հայկական Ծագումաբանութիւն Haygagan Dzakumnapanutyun) on Facebook.

Sponsors

  • University of Michigan-Dearborn Armenian Research Center
  • National Association for Armenian Studies and Research
  • Cultural Society of Armenians from Istanbul

Location and travel

Lodging

The Comfort Inn near Greenfield Village on Michigan Avenue has blocked rooms for the conference at the special rate of $89.99 plus tax. Complimentary Shuttle Service to St. Sarkis and U of M-Dearborn, Complimentary Breakfast, and Free Wifi are included in this reduced rate. Please call the hotel directly at (313) 436-9600 to take advantage of the Conference rate.

Conference Location

The conference will be held at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Fairlane Center North at 19000 Hubbard Drive, Dearborn, Michigan 48126. Enter U of M-D Fairlane Center from the South Entrance off of Hubbard Drive. Follow the entrance road to the back, and turn left at the stop sign. The North Entrance will be located on your left hand side.Parking is directly across from the North Building.

Schedule 

FRIDAY MARCH 17th

7:30 PM Cocktail Reception at St Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church
A chance to meet and socialize featuring a traditional Armenian menu. There will also be village networking and photographs by village.

SATURDAY MARCH 18th

Conference at University of Michigan-Dearborn

8:30AM-9:00AM Registration

9:00AM-9:30AM Welcoming Remarks
Ani Boghikian Kasparian, Ara Sanjian and George Aghjayan

9:30AM-10:30AM Overview of Genealogy Resources
Tracy Keeney

10:30AM-11:30PM Hidden Armenians, DNA Testing and the Ottoman Archives
Deniz L. Guloz

11:30AM-12:00PM Palou Village Life
Vahe Tashjian

12:00PM-01:00PM boxed lunch

1:00PM-2:00PM Vendor Booths and Networking

2:00PM – 2:30PM Break-Out Session 1

  • Mark Arslan – Armenian Immigration Project: Basics
  • Tracy Keeney – Social Media & A Search Engine: When FamilySearch & Ancestry Aren’t Enough
  • George Aghjayan – Armenian Records: What Exists and Where are They
  • Janet Andreopoulos – DNA Testing Basics: What you need to know!
  • Jen Langley – Success Story: Reconnecting Family Around The World

2:30PM – 3:00PM Break-Out Session 2

  • Mark Arslan – Armenian Immigration Project: Reports & Queries
  • Tracy Keeney – A Beginner’s Guide to Finding Records on FamilySearch & Ancestry
  • George Aghjayan – Success Story: Georgetown Girls
  • Janet Andreopoulos – DNA Testing: I have my results – what’s next?
  • Ani Boghikian Kasparian – Genealogy Treasures at Armenian Research Centers

3:00PM – 3:30PM Break-Out Session 3

  • Mark Arslan – Armenian Immigration Project: Demonstration of Reports & Queries
  • Tracy Keeney – Social Media & A Search Engine: When FamilySearch & Ancestry Aren’t Enough
  • George Aghjayan – Armenian Records: What Exists and Where are They
  • Janet Andreopoulos – DNA Testing Basics: What you need to know!
  • Jen Langley – Success Story: Reconnecting Family Around The World

3:30PM – 4:00PM Break-Out Session 4

  • Mark Arslan – Armenian Immigration Project: How you Can Contribute Content
  • Tracy Keeney – A Beginner’s Guide to Finding Records on FamilySearch & Ancestry
  • George Aghjayan – Success Story: Georgetown Girls
  • Janet Andreopoulos – DNA Testing: I have my results – what’s next?
  • Ani Boghikian Kasparian – Genealogy Treasures at Armenian Research Centers

4:00PM – 5:00PM Vendor Booths and Networking

7:00PM – 11:00PM Banquet at Armenian Congregational Church

Featuring a program of traditional songs and dances from the Hamazkayin Arax Dance group and Harry Kezelian III.

SUNDAY MARCH 19th
St John Armenian Church

12:30PM – 1:30PM Tour of Alex and Marie Manoogian Museum

1:30PM Final Farewell Reception

For more information click "Further official information" below.


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Publish Date
January 26, 2017




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