Presentations will be delivered as a lecture in an auditorium.  Panel discussions will include 3-4 experts and a moderator. 

Dickinson College

10:15–10:35  Presentation: Finding Your Ancestors through Archival Resources

Jonathan Stayer,   Supervisor of Reference Services, Pennsylvania State Archives

10:45- 12:00  Panel Discussion: Genealogy Treasures in archival resources

Moderator:  Jonathan Stayer

Father Robert Cannon, Chancellor, Archdiocese for the Military Services

Jim Gerencser, Archivist, Dickinson College

David Haugaard, Director of Research Services, Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Allen Knechtmann, Archivist, US Army Heritage and Education Center

Heather Tennies, Director of Archival Services,


2:00 – 2:50 Presentation: Using Military Records to Trace Your Family

Martin Andresen, LTC, USA (retired)

3:00  – 4:00 Panel Discussion: The Importance of Oral History

Moderator: Mike Perry, Executive Director, Army Heritage Center Foundation

David Caruso, President, Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Jeff Hawks, Veterans Oral History Project, Army Heritage Center Foundation

Dr. Susan Rose, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Community Studies Center, Dickinson College

There will be vendor exhibits during the day at USAHEC.  Participants can enjoy a lunch break 12:00 – 2:00 at one of our local restaurants with a discount based on conference badge.

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