About Rich Venezia: Nearly all of Rich Venezia’s ancestors arrived in America in the early 1900s – he has only one family line in the USA prior to the Civil War, and a handful of ancestors that arrived in the 1870s, 1880s, and 1890s. As such, twentieth-century immigrants and the records the...

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This was supposed to be the Age of the Information Superhighway. Physical access to courthouses and archives, coupled with massive digitization projects and easy availability of Internet access, should have made this a genealogist’s dream: a time when everybody had access to just about any kind o...

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Lynn Moore McCreery is genealogist for the First Illinois Company and Kentucky Trace Company of The Jamestowne Society, registrar for the Colonial Dames of America, and genetic genealogist for the Western United Cherokee. Using modern DNA testing, she finds the place where oral history and science m...

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A genealogist for over 20 years, Anita Finger-Smith is the principal of Cherokee Genealogy Services, which is licensed by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. She specializes in Eastern Cherokee records, manuscript collections, and American Indian research methodology. She coordinates and teaches ...

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Time is running out for speakers—as well as organizations interested in sponsoring lectures—to submit lecture proposals for the National Genealogical Society (NGS) 2018 Family History Conference, Paths to Your Past, to be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2–5 May 2018. All proposals must be sub...

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Sachs Photography W131, NIGR to Gen-Fed: The Tradition Continues with Malissa Ruffner, CG Gen-Fed Alumni Luncheon, 12:15 pm, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 (Registration Required – $32.00) The Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (Gen-Fed) is the oldest genealogical institute in the country. But ...

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  National Genealogical Society Banquet, Convention Center Ball Room, 6 pm, Friday, 12 May 2017 Advance Registration Required, cost $45.00   Stuart Watson is an award-winning investigative reporter, with 30+ years of stellar experiences in journalism, non-fiction storytelling, media...

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From finding the right law to explain a genealogical record to finding the right genealogical record in the courts of North Carolina, understanding the law of the time and place will help us truly understand the records our ancestors left behind. And when their identities are hidden in the records l...

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Historical Context, W155, “StoryMaps: Using Web Maps to Tell Family Stories,” 4 pm, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 About your speaker: Charlie Wells, CG(sm) is a full-time genealogist who combined his passions for genealogy and maps after completing a 31-year career as a geographic information...

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Regional Movement, S445, “Southern Ante-Bellum Plantation Records, ” 2:30 pm, Saturday, 13 May 2017 About your speaker: Ari Wilkins is a genealogist and family historian. She is a member of the Dallas Public Library’s Genealogy staff. Ari first started working with antebellum souther...

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