Archive for the ‘2021 Family History’ category

Libby Copeland

How Home DNA Testing is Changing Family Histories and the Implications for American Culture – Libby Copeland Libby Copeland SESSION: NGS2104-DNA-02 TRACK: DNA In this captivating and wide-ranging talk, Libby Copeland will explore consumer DNA testing’s impact on individuals, families, an...

March 31, 2021 by Teresa Kelley

The NGS 2021 Virtual Family History Conference is Packed with Opportunities for Virginia Researchers! NGS has both live and on-demand presentations to develop your Virginia research knowledge and skills beginning with the opening session on tracking migrating Virginians. Listed below are the session...

March 30, 2021 by Teresa Kelley
Katie Derby

The Ferrell House: A Case Study in Online Virginia Historic Property Research Katie Derby SESSION: NGS2104-VIR-01 TRACK: Virginia This session explores the online resources and methodology used to uncover the remarkable story of the African American families that built and lived in a humble Charlott...

March 29, 2021 by Teresa Kelley

Writing Quality Research Objectives – Jill N. Crandell SESSION: NGS2104-SP-16 TRACK: Writing SPONSORED BY: Research Ties Learn to be a more effective and efficient researcher by writing quality research objectives to focus your efforts. Too many researchers spend their time wandering aimlessl...

March 25, 2021 by Teresa Kelley
Eric G. Grundset

Eric G. Grundset to Present at NGS 2021 Live! Virginia’s Anglican/Episcopal Church Parishes and Their Surviving Records Eric G. Grundset, MLS Session: NGS2104–LV–07 DATE & TIME: Thursday, 20 May, 12:15 p.m. Eric Grundset began researching his family ancestry in the late 1970s when he “i...

March 24, 2021 by Teresa Kelley

French-Canadian Genealogy: Getting Started – Margaret Fortier SESSION: NGS2104-HER-04 TRACK: Heritage Are you trying to locate your French-Canadian ancestors and running into brick walls? Between name changes in the US and not understanding French, this can be daunting. French-Canadian Genea...

March 23, 2021 by Shannon Benton

Kentucky Research Roadmap: Step by Step Plan to Find Kentucky Ancestors – Cheri Daniels SESSION: NGS2104-STA-02 TRACK: States SPONSOR: Kentucky Historical Society   In the formation of the United States, Kentucky served as a very popular gateway to the west. Many settled here, yet many...

March 22, 2021 by Shannon Benton
Janine Cloud

Why Big Y? The Benefits of Advanced Y-DNA Testing – Janine Cloud Janine Cloud SPONSOR: FamilyTreeDNA SESSION: NGS2104-SP-18  TRACK: DNA In this session, Janine will examine what the Big Y is, how it’s useful, and why genealogists should consider investing in advanced Y-DNA testing, specifi...

March 19, 2021 by Teresa Kelley
Amy Larner Giroux, PhD, CG, CGL

“Charley Keep My Gun Clean”: Documenting Love and Loss During the Civil War – Amy Larner Giroux SESSION: NGS2104-MIL-01 TRACK: Military The U.S. Civil War has been documented in many ways—from contemporary records to modern cinematic productions. While unit and regimental hist...

March 18, 2021 by Shannon Benton

Jewish Genealogy for the Non-Jew – Schelly Talalay Dardashti SESSION: NGS2104-HER-02 TRACK: Heritage Today, with the advent of wide-spread DNA testing, few things are secret any longer. Many people who test receive surprises in their results, and for some it might be a shock because no one ...

March 16, 2021 by Shannon Benton