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Finding & Telling Your Family Stories

This can’t-miss Genealogy Conference will provide much-needed information to help you in your Family History research!

Keynote Sessions:

What is Social History & Why Should A Genealogist Care?

The history of ordinary people and how they lived their lives can open doors to understanding our ancestors as people in their world.

A Path To Your Next Research Steps:  Using Timelines

This presentation will show you how to organize timelines that will enable you to evaluate your evidence, analyze your research for accuracy, and identify next steps.

Use Lots More Apples:  Vintage Cookbooks As Genealogical Resources

Learn how to find and use these valuable resources to fill in and add depth to the lives of your ancestors, in this special Mini-Session you won’t want to miss!

Prospecting For Family In Unexpected Places

Like a prospector searching for the mother lode, we can employ a search strategy to uncover a gold mine of information in unexpected places

Turn Family History Into Stories You Can Share

Does the idea of trying to tell the stories of your ancestors seem like too big a job?  Two simple principles can get you started writing your family stories.

Keynote Speaker:  Annette Burke Lyttle

Annette Burke Lyttle

Annette Burke Lyttle

Annette Burke Lyttle owns Heritage Detective, LLC, providing professional genealogical services in research, education, and writing. She loves helping people uncover and share their family stories.

Annette speaks on a variety of genealogical topics at the national, state and local levels. She has a master’s degree in English and a bachelor’s degree in journalism and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild, as well as a number of national, state and local societies.

Annette has been researching her family on and off since high school, and she has been a full-time genealogist since 2012.

Her genealogical education has included the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, the ProGen Study Group, and the National Genealogical Society Quarterly Study Group.

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Join Us!

June 11. 2016

Hays, Kansas

The Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies 42nd Annual Genealogy Conference

co-sponsored by the Ellis County Historical Society

will be held this year in the Western part of our State.  We are looking forward to meeting our west-side genealogists and enjoying the hospitality of Hays, Kansas.  A special Add-On day for Friday, June 10 is being planned which will allow you to join other genealogists in visiting the sites of interest to us there (More Information To Follow).  However, the hotel suggests that you book your room early for Friday night if you plan to stay over!  Contact:  Days Inn, 3205 Vine, Hays Kansas (785-628-8261) and ask for the KCGS Conference room rate for June 10 ($ 65.00).  This hotel is next door to the conference location!  Treena is the Days Inn manager and is excited to have us join them.

2016 Conference Registration

Download, Print, & Mail your registration to KCGS as soon as possible to guarantee your participation with us!  A registration confirmation package with additional information will be mailed to you.

We’re looking forward to enjoying this conference with you!


KCGS Conference Chairman