Archive for the ‘General’ category

Follow the Rivers 1790 – 1825: Trails that Opened the Northwest Territory SESSION NUMBER: W124 TIME & DATE: Wednesday, 03 May 2018, 11 a.m. Recommended for anyone searching for “misplaced relatives” who moved west at the end of the American Revolution. This lecture offers clu...

LECTURE TITLE: Jewish Genealogy for Non-Jews: History, Migration and DNA SESSION NUMBER: F346 TIME & DATE: Friday, 04 May 2018, 9:30 a.m. SPONSOR:    MyHeritage Many people today have discovered they have Jewish ancestry, either as a result of traditional genealogical research or via the r...

LECTURE TITLE: Michigan’s Anti-Slavery Newspaper: The Signal of Liberty SESSION NUMBER: F355 TIME & DATE: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM SPONSOR: Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society of Detroit and the Michigan Freedom Trail Commission Utilizing the newspaper, this presentation will focus on Michigan...

LECTURE TITLE: Understanding Y-DNA and DNA Projects SESSION NUMBER: S410 TIME & DATE: Saturday, 05 May 2018, 8:00 am SPONSORED BY: Family Tree DNA While autosomal DNA dominates genetic genealogy conversations, for those genealogists and family historians who want to trace the origin of a surnam...

Lecture Title: The Lincoln Highway: The First National Memorial to Abraham Lincoln Session: T214, Time & Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018, 9:30 AM The Lincoln Highway was the first improved transcontinental highway in the United States, stretching 3,389 miles from Times Square in New York to Linc...

LECTURE TITLE: Hierarchy of Research Archives in Ohio SESSION NUMBER: W125 TIME & DATE: Wednesday, May 2, 11 am Do you have Ohio ancestors? (Editor: Yes, yes, oh yes…) Learn about the hierarchy and collections of genealogical libraries, archives, and repositories in Ohio. Find hidden gems...

It’s been fun on the blog in the last two months talking about the tours and great research venues around Grand Rapids which are going to be part of the NGS 2018 Family History Conference experience. But the real reason you’ll come to the NGS Conference in Grand Rapids is to LEARN, righ...

Grand Rapids Public Library (image from Wikipedia) The Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library Street, NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503, is located a few blocks from the conference hotels. The Grand Rapids History & Special Collections department on the fourth floor, features over 5,000 genealo...

Did you know that much of the lumber to rebuild Chicago after the fire of 1871 came from western Michigan? You do if you’ve watched the 2018 NGS Conference video on the front page of the Conference website. The Conference video presents a broad overview of some of the reasons people from all over...

Planning to attend the NGS 2018 Family History Conference? Make your travel plans to arrive on Tuesday, so you don’t miss the Opening Session at 8:00 a.m. in DeVos Place, featuring John Philip Colletta, PhD, FUGA, delivering the keynote address, “Coming Along the Towpath: The Erie Canal and the ...