Archive for the ‘Lectures & Speakers’ category

TITLE: Finding Your Ancestors’ Pre-Immigration Origins: A Three-Step Strategy SESSION: T204, TIME & DATE: Thursday, 9 May, 8:00 a.m. J.H. “Jay” Fonkert One of the most exciting moments in family history research is finding an ancestor’s origin in the home-country. For the first ...

DNA: King Arthur’s Mighty Genetic Lightsaber  SPECIAL SESSION: T251, DATE & TIME: Thursday, 09 May 2019, 4:15 p.m., LIVESTREAMING Roberta Estes Take your personal Excalibur into battle. King Arthur’s got nothing on you, because you’ve kicked your genealogy warrior skills up a notch with t...

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...

Beginning a Search for Pennsylvania Roots (Track – States) SESSION:  F306 / TIME/DATE: 8 a.m. Friday, 10 May 2019 James M. Beidler Pennsylvania didn’t earn its nickname as the “Keystone State” for no reason. It’s estimated that about one in four Americans has ancestors who set foot in...

St. Louis Genealogical Society Pre-Conference Seminars Sponsored by the St. Louis Genealogical Society  St. Louis Genealogical Society is pleased to offer two special pre-conference events. The African-American Seminar and the Irish Seminar are all-day programs in the Convention Center. Each semina...

The upcoming NGS 2018 Family History Conference will be the first national genealogical conference held in Michigan. If this is your first national conference, we have tips and suggestions for making your week go a little smoother – after all, we’ve been doing this for a long, long time...

TITLE: Michigan Homesteaders! SESSION: S455 TIME & DATE: Saturday, 05 May 2018, 4:00 p.m. SPONSOR: Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI) In this session, learn about the lives of two families who bought and sold land and then migrated to Michigan and homesteaded in Benzie and Ma...

TITLE: Grinding Out a Living: Millers and Millwrights SESSION: T219 TIME & DATE: Thursday, 3 May 2018, 9:30 a.m. Mills were among the first businesses to locate in new communities springing up across the United States. Millwrights designed and built these essential enterprises. Millers operated...

TITLE: Researching Italian Americans in the Midwest SESSION: F324 DATE & TIME: Friday, 04 May 2018, 11:00 a.m. Hundreds of thousands of Italians immigrated to the Midwest in the 1800s and early 1900s. This presentation covers records and strategies for documenting their stories. TITLE: Save th...

  I am excited to present three lectures at the National Genealogical Society’s annual conference this year. On Wednesday, 2:30 p.m., join me for “Third Coast: How the Great Lakes Shaped America” (W-144). In this lecture I will share my thoughts on  why understanding the rich history of...