Archive for the ‘General’ category

This is the Place Statue of Brigham Young, leader of pioneers to Utah. Photo courtesy of UpSplash. “This is the place,” Brigham Young reportedly said when he first viewed the Salt Lake Valley. Apparently, the National Genealogical Society (NGS), said the same thing when choosing the site...

February 4, 2020 by Valerie Elkins

DNA and Genetic Genealogy Research is BIG! Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., a professional genealogist who specializes in DNA evidence, will be at the National Genealogical Society (NGS) 2020 Family History Conference, May 20-23, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Blaine is always a favorite speaker, with his ...

January 20, 2020 by Valerie Elkins

Student Pricing for NGS 2020 Family History Conference Students are welcome! The National Genealogical Society (NGS) understands the high financial costs of going to school for many students. In an effort to make attending the NGS 2020 Family History Conference on May 20-23, 2o2o in Salt Lake City, ...

January 13, 2020 by Valerie Elkins

Call for Speaker Proposal for NGS 2021 The National Genealogical Society (NGS) Family History Conference is returning to Richmond, Virginia, May 19-21, 2021. The theme for the conference is Virginia: The Deep Roots of the Nation. Richmond, Virginia is a popular venue and will be sure to attract man...

January 11, 2020 by Valerie Elkins

When planning your daily schedule at the conference, make sure to take advantage of the excellent topics being offered at our luncheons. Some attendees may not realize the value of a sponsored luncheon where some of our most skilled genealogists give great advice while you comfortably sit back and ...

December 13, 2019 by Erin Shifflett

Hotel reservations opened today for the National Genealogical Society’s forty-second annual Family History Conference, Echoes of Our Ancestors, which will be held 20-23 May 2020 at the Salt Palace Convention Center (SPCC), 100 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. The conference will feature more...

Deconstructing the Neighborhood: Using the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps to Understand Communities Session: S445, Time & Date: Saturday, 11 May 2019, 2:30 p.m. Cheri Daniels Many of us have used the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps to locate our ancestors’ residences or to map out significant str...

New DNA Tools and Features on MyHeritage SESSION: S452, TIME & DATE: Saturday, 11 May 2019, 4:00 p.m. SPONSOR: MyHeritage Daniel Horowitz Today’s affordable, easy-to-use DNA home testing kit can reveal valuable family history information and tell you more about your origins. The DNA Matching ...

Mapping Irish Locations Online SESSION: T223, DATE & TIME: 11:00 a.m. Thursday, 9 May 2019 Pamela Guye Holland Finding Irish records can be confusing because of the many jurisdictions. Using maps to visualize the jurisdictions makes it easy to zero in on where to look for records. This lectur...

German for Genealogists (Track – Records) James M. Beidler SESSION: S455, TIME/DATE: 4 p.m., Saturday, 11 May 2019 When someone thinks they are ending a conversation on German genealogy with “But I don’t know the language,” they need to understand this is actually the starting point. An...