Archive for the ‘Lectures & Speakers’ category

NGS to Live Stream Ten Lectures During its Family History Conference in May The National Genealogical Society will live stream ten lectures by nationally recognized speakers on some of the most popular topics in the field of genealogy during its 2019 Family History Conference. On Thursday, 09 May,...

Writing a Conclusion Incorporating DNA Evidence SESSION: F351, TIME & DATE: Friday, 10 May 2019, 4:00 p.m. SPONSOR: Board for Certification of Genealogists® Debbie Parker Wayne As part of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® Skillbuilding Track focused on writing, this lecture incl...

Iowa Ancestors: Research in the Hawkeye State Session: F326, Time & Date: Friday, 10 May 2019, 11 a.m. AND Iowa’s State Census: Genealogical Jewels Session: S449, Time & Date: Saturday, 11 May 2019, 2:30 p.m. Alice Hoyt Veen Whether your ancestors were early Iowa pioneers or arrived in t...

How’d You Find That?!? Tips for Locating Obscure or Hidden Records SESSION: F328, TIME & DATE: Friday, 10 May 2019, 11:00 a.m. Cari A. Taplin   When sharing an exciting find during a lecture, Cari ofter hears the question “How’d you even find that?” She could feel the amazement, in...

American New Deal: The WPA’s Federal Project Number One Session: F349, Time & Date: Friday, 10 May 2019, 2:30 p.m.   The Works Progress Administration (later changed to Work Projects Administration) (WPA) carried out many public works projects (many still visible today); however, the sm...

From Despair to Cargoes of Hope: WWII’s Displaced Persons Session: S460, Time & Date: Saturday, 11 May 2019, 4:00 p.m.   Many immigrants entered the U.S. under the Displaced Persons Act following World War II. Is your ancestor named in the record sets created? The purpose of this a...

German Handwriting for the Intermediate Learner SESSION: F323, TIME & DATE: Friday, 10 May 2019, 11 a.m. SPONSOR: SK Translations Katherine Schober Have German documents, but can’t read them? You’re not alone. This elusive script has caused many a genealogist to squint in confusion, wonderi...

Reporting on Research: Standards Encourage Better Communication Session: F341, Time and Date: Friday, 10 May 2019 at 2:30 p.m. Sponsor: Board for Certification of Genealogists Nancy A. Peters As family historians we all enjoy the hunt for information about ancestors’ past lives. We love solving ...

Cards, Clevises, and Calomel: What Probate Files Reveal about Our Ancestors Session: T225, Time and Date: Thursday, 09 May 2019, at 11:00 a.m. Nancy A. Peters Twenty-first century family historians want more than names and dates collected on pedigree charts. We long for connections—an understand...

Dropsy? Quinsy? Consumption? SESSION: T209, TIME & DATE: Thursday, 09 May 2019, 8 a.m. Kimberly Ormsby Nagy Did you ever wonder what caused your ancestor’s death? While some causes may be obvious, others are more obscure. Once you find a diagnosis, we will learn what it was and how to deciphe...

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