Kate Townsend is a professional genealogist based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and she owns Family History Investigations, LLC. Kate started her professional career as an investigator at a large financial institution and two consulting firms. She brings these investigative techniques to her genealo...

January 31, 2023 by Teresa Kelley

Lori Thornton, a librarian and professional genealogist living in East Tennessee, authored Research in Mississippi (NGS Research in the States Series). She specializes in southern States research, lectures on a wide range of genealogical topics, and hosts Zoom genealogy chats held about twice a mon...

January 31, 2023 by Teresa Kelley

Debra A. Hoffman is a professional genealogist, author, and lecturer, who specializes in Maryland and German research. She has a certificate in Family History from Brigham Young University and a Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies (PLCGS)-German Records from the National Insti...

January 31, 2023 by Teresa Kelley
FOCUS 2023

By Kate Smith NGS is expanding its support of organizations through a new FOCUS event held in conjunction with the 2023 Family History Conference in Richmond, Virginia. On Wednesday, 31 May 2023, FOCUS will offer specialized sessions for societies and libraries/archives. Details and registration ar...

January 20, 2023 by Teresa Kelley

The Virginia Genealogical Society (VGS) is proud to be the host society for the NGS 2023 Family History Conference: Virginia: Deep Roots of a Nation. Below is a special invitation from long-time VGS member Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL— a.k.a. The Legal Genealogist–to join us in Richmond ...

January 11, 2023 by Teresa Kelley

It’s Happening!!! The National Genealogical Society and its host society partner, the Virginia Genealogical Society, are pleased to bring you this year’s Family History Conference, Virginia: Deep Roots of a Nation. The conference will be held from 31 May to 3 June at the Greater Richmond...

January 11, 2023 by Teresa Kelley

The National Genealogical Society 2023 Family History Conference gives genealogists and family historians of all levels the insights necessary to take their research and writing to new heights and make exciting new discoveries. Join us at the Greater Richmond Convention Center or Online at Ho...

December 15, 2022 by Matt Menashes

Jewish Genealogy in Eastern Europe–Miriam Weiner SESSION: F346  TRACK: Jewish      TITLE:  Jewish Roots in the Former USSR: What’s New and Where is it? Miriam Weiner is a Certified Genealogist Emeritus and was the first person to be certified in Jewish genealogy.  She s...

May 20, 2022 by Roger Prince

Klondike Diaries, Orphan Trains, and Widening Your View–Jill Morelli SESSION: W141  TRACK: BCG Skillbuilding           TITLE: More Questions than Answers?  Consider Conducting a Broad Contextual Study SESSION: F328   TRACK:  Western States               TITLE:...

May 20, 2022 by Roger Prince

Homesteading Women, Resolving Evidence Conflicts, and Managing a Project–Rebecca Whitman Koford SESSION: W128  TRACK: Methodology           TITLE: Controlling Chaos:  Managing a Genealogical Project SESSION: T211    TRACK:  BCG Skillbuilding   TITLE:  Appreciating Confli...

May 18, 2022 by Roger Prince