Archive for the ‘Lectures & Speakers’ category

DNA, W152, “MyHeritage DNA Matching,” 4 pm, Wednesday, 10 May 2017. In this lecture, you will learn about the MyHeritage matching process and how to make the most of it. Daniel will cover both taking the MyHeritage DNA test and uploading raw data from the tests of other major services ...

Records & Repositories, S428, “How Genealogists Can Work with State Archivists in Support of Records Preservation and Access,” 11 am, Saturday, 13 May 2017 with Sarah E. Koonts, State Archivist of North Carolina Genealogists represent one of the most important user groups for archives. This...

North Carolina, S424, “Using estate and deed records to Construct Families in early 19th century North Carolina,” 11 am, Saturday, 13 May 2017 Land Grants and Deeds are a very valuable resource to have in your research toolbox. They allow you to trace transfers of land from one person or pe...

BCG Skillbuilding, S451, “The Lay of the Land: Using Maps in Genealogical Research,” 4 pm, Saturday, 13 May 2017 by Sara Anne Scribner, CG From your speaker: Learn how to decode the significance of your ancestors’ whereabouts. Maps tell the story and significance of places in a wa...

DNA, S412, “African American History Etched in my DNA,” 9:30 am, Saturday, 13 May 2017 Speaker: Andre Kearns Andre’s lecture at this year’s National Genealogical Society Family History Conference will be from the perspective of an African American genealogy hobbyist. Advances in DNA...

Benjamin Hundey and one of his plow horses, Gratiot County, Michigan, about 1920. Historical Context, T214, “A Week in the Life of a Farm Family,” 9:30 am, Thursday, 11 May 2017 By Speaker: Annette Burke Lyttle So many of my ancestors—and probably of yours, too—were farmers that I’ve becom...

Historical Context, W125, “The Most Prominent Citizens: Using County Histories in your Research,”11 am, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 Speaker: Cari A. Taplin, CG Early in my genealogical journey, I was introduced to a county history of Wood County, Ohio, published in the late 1890s. Since my ancestors...

Collection of Editor. Possibly Jeremiah & Elizabeth Camron. Date unknown. Maureen loves explaining how to use photographs in your genealogical research. At the 2017  NGS Conference, you have three chances to hear her speak. T228, Is that Jesse James or Uncle Harry? Facial Recognition for Geneal...

Religion, T255, Baptist Ancestors in Tennessee and the Carolinas, 4 pm, Thursday, 11 May 2017 A variety of resources available for researching ancestors who were Baptists in the states of Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina will be discussed. Although the examples used will come from the...

Technology, F318, Smartly Using a Smart Phone Camera, 9:30 am, Friday, 12 May 2017 Smartphones have not only changed the way we communicate, keep track of time, listen to music, navigate, play games, socialize, and take pictures, they have also changed the way we do genealogy. One of the features o...