Annual Family History Workshop
17, 2022


We hope you can join us for the 46th Family History Workshop, presented by the Heritage Education Commission. The one-day workshop will be in-person at the Ramada by Wyndham hotel in Fargo. Breakout sessions run in four concurrent tracks, giving you a wide variety of topics. The $49 registration fee includes access to all sessions, a workbook containing outlines of every session, vendor booths, and lunch catered by the Ramada Inn. Come for a full day of learning and interacting with other family history enthuasists!

Preregistration is required if you want lunch. Walk-in registration is available the day of the event. Registration and refreshments from 8:00am-8:30am. The workshop runs from 8:30am-4:15pm. The Ramada by Wyndham Hotel is located at 3333 13th Ave South in Fargo, North Dakota. The conference center is located on the east side of the building.

Click Here to Register

Click Here to view the Conference Brochure

The Sessions available at the 2022 workshop are:

  Session Name Presenter
  Proven Research Strategies that Transcend Geo-Political Boundaries David Rencher
  Finding Your Roots in the Beginning  Jackie Marler
  Using FamilySearch and Together Art Williams
  Finding Clues in Census Records Cathi Weber
  Irish Church Records - Church of Ireland, Catholic and Presbyterian David Rencher
  Tom's Korean War Jackie Marler
  Using FamilySearch and MyHeritage Together Art Williams
  Displaying, Sharing and Publishing Your Family History Cathi Weber
  Colonial Research Strategies: Overseas Records David Rencher
  Using to Research, Preserve & Share Your Family History Rick Crume
  Tools of the Genetic genealogists Rob Flanagan-Stieglitz
  Essentials of Swedish Genealogical Research Michael Swanson
  National Archives of England and Ireland David Rencher
  Tree Keeping: genealogy Software vs. Online Family Trees Rick Crume
  DNA Discoveries - What DNA Testing Can Reveal Rob Flanagan-Stieglitz
  Beyond Genealogy Resources in the Archives Trista Raezer-Stursa


Attention Vendors: you can sponsor the workshop by placing ads in our workbook and videos. Click here for details.

An important part of our family history workshop is announcing the winners of our annual research awards. We encourage all historical researchers to consider submitting projects for award consideration in several different categories. This is an excellent way for your research to receive the recognition it deserves and to make it more broadly available to other researchers. Click here for details on how to submit a project. Award winning projects are submitted to the Archives of the Northwest Minnesota Historical Center at Minnesota State University at Moorhead. Click here to see past award winners. You do not have to attend the Family History Workshop to submit a project.