Archive for the ‘Lectures & Speakers’ category

Identifying the 1714 and 1717 Germanna Colonists of Frontier Virginia – Cathi Clore Frost and Barbara Price SESSION: NGS2104-SP-11 TRACK: Virginia SPEAKERS: Cathi Clore Frost and Barbara Price SPONSORED BY: Germanna Foundation Serious research of the Germanna Colonists and their association with ...

April 8, 2021 by Teresa Kelley

Researching at the Tennessee State Archives, At Home! – Melissa Barker Melissa Barker SESSION: NGS2014-STA-01 TRACK: States The state archive for Tennessee is the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) located in Nashville, Tennessee. They hold vast amounts of records for Tennessee and t...

April 7, 2021 by Shannon Benton
Vic Dunn, CG

Before Virginia: Finding the Origins of Colonial Immigrants – Vic Dunn Vic Dunn, CG SESSION: NGS2104-VIR-02 TRACK: Virginia I have a number of New England ancestors, including several who came over on the Mayflower. I am always impressed about how many have been traced back into England and typic...

April 6, 2021 by Teresa Kelley
Libby Copeland

How Home DNA Testing is Changing Family Histories and the Implications for American Culture – Libby Copeland Libby Copeland SESSION: NGS2104-DNA-02 TRACK: DNA In this captivating and wide-ranging talk, Libby Copeland will explore consumer DNA testing’s impact on individuals, families, an...

March 31, 2021 by Teresa Kelley

The NGS 2021 Virtual Family History Conference is Packed with Opportunities for Virginia Researchers! NGS has both live and on-demand presentations to develop your Virginia research knowledge and skills beginning with the opening session on tracking migrating Virginians. Listed below are the session...

March 30, 2021 by Teresa Kelley
Katie Derby

The Ferrell House: A Case Study in Online Virginia Historic Property Research Katie Derby SESSION: NGS2104-VIR-01 TRACK: Virginia This session explores the online resources and methodology used to uncover the remarkable story of the African American families that built and lived in a humble Charlott...

March 29, 2021 by Teresa Kelley

Writing Quality Research Objectives – Jill N. Crandell SESSION: NGS2104-SP-16 TRACK: Writing SPONSORED BY: Research Ties Learn to be a more effective and efficient researcher by writing quality research objectives to focus your efforts. Too many researchers spend their time wandering aimlessl...

March 25, 2021 by Teresa Kelley
Eric G. Grundset

Eric G. Grundset to Present at NGS 2021 Live! Virginia’s Anglican/Episcopal Church Parishes and Their Surviving Records Eric G. Grundset, MLS Session: NGS2104–LV–07 DATE & TIME: Thursday, 20 May, 12:15 p.m. Eric Grundset began researching his family ancestry in the late 1970s when he “i...

March 24, 2021 by Teresa Kelley

French-Canadian Genealogy: Getting Started – Margaret Fortier SESSION: NGS2104-HER-04 TRACK: Heritage Are you trying to locate your French-Canadian ancestors and running into brick walls? Between name changes in the US and not understanding French, this can be daunting. French-Canadian Genea...

March 23, 2021 by Shannon Benton

Kentucky Research Roadmap: Step by Step Plan to Find Kentucky Ancestors – Cheri Daniels SESSION: NGS2104-STA-02 TRACK: States SPONSOR: Kentucky Historical Society   In the formation of the United States, Kentucky served as a very popular gateway to the west. Many settled here, yet many...

March 22, 2021 by Shannon Benton