A former officer of the Association of Professional Genealogists, former board member of the Minnesota Genealogical Society, past President of the Northland Chapter of the APG, she is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. She co-chaired the FGS 2001, 2011, and 2013 conferences. She is descended from eight ancestral countries and has researched family connections across the U.S. and Canada including the Southern lines of her father-in-law.
She has researched on-site at the U.S. National Archives (multiple locations), Family History Library, Minnesota Historical Library, Wisconsin Historical Society, New England Historic Genealogy Society, California State Archives, and other state and local repositories from coast to coast. Paula has written for FGS FORUM, NGS Magazine, New England Ancestors, Minnesota Genealogist, findmypast.com, and currently publishes her own blog, Paula's Genealogical Eclectica (http://paulastuartwarren.blogspot.com).
SA014 Saturday June 6, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Tho' They Were Poor, They May Have Been Rich in Records
No land, no probate, or no money? No Problem. Rich records of poor ancestors or those with temporary problems exist. Details include place of origin, date of birth, religion, residence, infirmity, death date, burial, family & adoption details.
SA035 Saturday June 6, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Midwestern and Plains States Level Census Records
Learn about the indexes, varied extensive personal details included, locating the censuses and alternate sources. Provides an overview for IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, OH, SD & WI. Some are drool-worthy!
SU007 Sunday June 7, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Research Gems: Southern and Western Historical and Sociological Journals
Social history, local/state history, military, and other serials and footnotes aid in studying culture, ethnicity, military, churches, cemeteries, migration, and other aspects of family history. Many are free online.