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WGS Annual Conference

  • October 09, 2021
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC)
  • Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex


  • A vendor or speaker. Registration is only by an authorized WGS conference manager.

Registration is CLOSED. Walk-ins at the conference will be $80 with no guarantee of a breakfast or lunch, or a syllabus.

Save the Date:  October 9th, 2021

We are back! In the Metroplex Complex to bring you another great annual conference - In Person!  Join us and spend a day with Lisa Louise Cooke.

Lisa Louise Cooke found her passion for family history at her grandmother’s knee at the age of 8. She is now the owner of Genealogy Gems, a genealogy and family history multi-media company founded in 2007. She is Producer and Host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, the popular online genealogy audio show available at

Lisa will share expert genealogy tips and insight during these four sessions.

The Genealogist’s Google Search Methodology

It’s a new decade, so if you think you know how to Google, think again! Technology changes rapidly and keeping our search skills updated and sharp is key to search success. Come learn the latest Google Search Methodology for Genealogy. You’ll hear about the latest and best search innovations, and learn the process that will dramatically improve your genealogical search results. These skills can be used with all associated Google tools.

How to Reopen and Work a Genealogical Cold Case

Become a genealogical detective in this vital session. You’ll learn to track ancestors like a criminal cold case detective, sniffing out holes in your research and getting missing information on the record with cutting edge technology.

How to Organize All this Genealogy Stuff!

Save yourself future frustration and disappointment by putting a solid genealogy organizational plan in place for all the types of items that will be coming your way. I personally use the systems that I am sharing with you, and they have proven to be reliable and efficient.

How to Save Your Research from Destruction & Ensure Its Future Survival

Don’t let your lifetime of genealogy research end up in the landfill! Lisa Louise Cooke will teach you the 7 key strategies to securing the future of your research including designating a “research keeper,” setting up a Genealogy Materials Directive, and making donations with a Deed of Gift. Don’t miss this class – your family research legacy depends on it!

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