Archive for the ‘General’ category

LECTURE TITLE: Making Good Use of Direct and Indirect Evidence SESSION NUMBER: T253 TIME & DATE: 3 May, 4pm SPONSOR: BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy Understanding how to identify, analyze, and effectively use evidence is the cornerstone for genealogical research. This session discu...

SPEAKER: Ruth Ann (Abels) Hager, CG®, CGLsm SESSION: W141 DATE & TIME: Wednesday, 02 May 2018, 2:30 p.m. SPONSOR: Board for Certification of Genealogists Would you like to be more productive in your research? Learn how to evaluate the source where you found data, identifying both its strength...

LECTURE TITLE: 100 Years Later: Bringing Your Female Ancestors to Life with Archival Resources SESSION: S446 DATE & TIME: Saturday, 05 May 2018, 2:30 p.m. SPONSOR: Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council About the Lecture: Jo Ellyn Clarey and Julie Tabberer will present a session featuri...

LECTURE TITLE: New Strategies in German Research with an Emphasis on Jewish Research SESSION: F304 DATE & TIME: Friday, May 4, 8:00am SPONSOR: Leo Baeck Institute, New York, N.Y. Beginners and experts alike can benefit from learning and sharing creative ways to seek out resources to assist them...

LECTURE TITLE: The Other Side of Jewish Genealogy: Sephardic Research SESSION NUMBER:  S453 TIME & DATE:  Saturday, 05 May 2018, 4 p.m. Recent years have witnessed a massive increase in accessible Sephardic resources. This has assisted both Jewish genealogists and Hispanic/Iberian genealog...

LECTURE TITLE: Finding Family with DNA Testing SESSION: W160 DATE & TIME: Wednesday,  02 May 2018, 4 p.m. Richard Hill discovered the power of DNA during his long search for biological ancestors. He will introduce us to several forms of DNA testing as he shares the fascinating story of his per...

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...