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Preserving The Past

Delta Hotels by Marriott Helena Colonial

September 19, 20, 21, 2019

Hosted by the Montana State Genealogical Society

and the Lewis and Clark County Genealogical Society

Featuring National Speakers:


German Life's Family Research / Familie Forschung columnist James M. Beidler is the author of two successful commercially published German genealogy books (The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide and Trace Your German Roots Online). His newest book is The Family Tree Historical Newspapers Guide. Beidler writes “Roots & Branches,” a weekly newspaper column and blog (at He is also a research-reports editor for the worldwide research firm Legacy Tree Genealogists.

A Senior Archivist at the Archives of Michigan, where he specializes in family history and Michigan research, Kris Rzepczynski has worked in the genealogical community for nearly 20 years. He holds a Master of Library and Information Science from Wayne State University and a Master of Arts in History from Western Michigan University. Kris has presented at national, state, and local conferences, including the Federation of Genealogical Societies, National Genealogical Society, Ohio Genealogical Society, Historical Society of Michigan, Indiana Historical Society, and for dozens of local genealogical societies and public libraries, and is a former Vice-President of Membership for the Federation of Genealogical Societies and a former President of the Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society.

Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

The Conference will be held at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Helena Colonial, 2301 Colonial Drive, Helena, Montana. 

For more information contact page updated 10 October 2018