Register Now Genealogy 101 Boot Camp: 3-Day Practical Immersion in Genealogical Research (Limited to 30 students) Who is this course designed for? YOU if… You took a DNA test and now you want to research your roots but don’t know how to start You are a librarian who wants to help your patrons with genealogical questions You are a Utah Social Studies/History teacher and want to learn about the personal documents of each era (and earn 19 relicensure points at the same time) You are a self-taught researcher and want a more comprehensive understanding of genealogical research You are helping others join “First Family” and lineage or heritage organizations You have watched WDYTYA and wish they were researching your family You have been “doing” genealogy for years as a hobby and need to fill in some knowledge gaps You wonder whether those exciting family stories you’ve heard are true You want to accompany your genealogy-loving parent, spouse, sibling, partner, or friend to the Conference and learn why genealogy is so compelling to them The study of family history gives greater meaning and dimension to our lives. As the prior generations fade from view, our research work illuminates the pale echoes of the past and brings our ancestors back to life for future generations. You can be part of illuminating this country’s past makers of history—whether they were farmers, merchants, soldiers, horse thieves, or suffragettes. But your research conclusions must be credible and verifiable. Thus, the course. This course, taught by two Board-certified genealogists, will: Provide a solid research foundation based on the Genealogical Proof Standard. Present practical, fast-paced overviews of the major records in which your ancestors and their associates may appear Explain how and where you can access those records Demonstrate how to use the records to expand an understanding of your ancestor’s life Show how to evaluate, analyze, and document historical records Select from your own input case studies and practical methods illustrating how your ancestors reveal themselves within their social, economic and historical context (like Catharina Egg, a “Languishing prisoner in the Gaol” of Northampton County, Pennsylvania, whose petition appears here Provide a comprehensive “Genealogy 101 Boot Camp” booklet pdf for you to download Instructors: Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG®, CGL® Sharon Cook MacInnes, Ph.D., CG® Location: Salt Palace Convention Center, Room 258 Date and Time: Monday through Wednesday (18-20 May 2020) Student Prerequisites: Within four weeks after you register, please prepare and send to [email protected] the following: Family group sheets for (1) you; (2) your parents; (3) your maternal and/or paternal grandparents. Fill in all fields to the best of your ability, reaching out to anyone who can help you. Enter sources in the “Sources” area. Use your own forms or download the forms from https://www.ngsgenealogy.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Family_Group_Sheet_NGS_Final.pdf OR print out family group sheets from your genealogy computer software for (1) you; (2) your parents; (3) your maternal and/or paternal grandparents (include sources). Four Generation Pedigree chart (downloaded from https://www.ngsgenealogy.org/wp-content/uploads/Free-Charts-Templates/NGS-Basic-Pedigree-Ancestor-Chart_NGS_Final.pdf or generated by your software) with as many generations filled in as you can. Use additional sheets if you want to include earlier generations. Detailed Genealogy 101 Boot Camp Program Extend your learning: Further your understanding of individual records by attending, at a reduced price, the NGS Conference immediately following Boot Camp. Registration fees are as follows *Early Bird Rate (registration price online or postmarked by 17 March 2020) *Regular Registration (registration price after 17 March 2020) Member Non-Member Boot Camp Registration (Three Days, 18-20 May) Early Bird Regular Registration $225 $250 $250 $275 Extension: NGS Conference (Three Days, 21-23 May) Early Bird Regular Registration $150 $175 $175 $200 If you are registering for the 2020 Family History Conference and the 101 Boot Camp you will be partially refunded for missing Wednesday of the conference.