Archive for the ‘Lectures & Speakers’ category

Janine Cloud

Why Big Y? The Benefits of Advanced Y-DNA Testing – Janine Cloud Janine Cloud SPONSOR: FamilyTreeDNA SESSION: NGS2104-SP-18  TRACK: DNA In this session, Janine will examine what the Big Y is, how it’s useful, and why genealogists should consider investing in advanced Y-DNA testing, specifi...

March 19, 2021 by Teresa Kelley
Amy Larner Giroux, PhD, CG, CGL

“Charley Keep My Gun Clean”: Documenting Love and Loss During the Civil War – Amy Larner Giroux SESSION: NGS2104-MIL-01 TRACK: Military The U.S. Civil War has been documented in many ways—from contemporary records to modern cinematic productions. While unit and regimental hist...

March 18, 2021 by Shannon Benton

Jewish Genealogy for the Non-Jew – Schelly Talalay Dardashti SESSION: NGS2104-HER-02 TRACK: Heritage Today, with the advent of wide-spread DNA testing, few things are secret any longer. Many people who test receive surprises in their results, and for some it might be a shock because no one ...

March 16, 2021 by Shannon Benton
Vic Dunn, CG

Too Many Sylvester Welches in Virginia! Untangling Same-Name Scenarios – Vic Dunn SESSION: NGS2104-MET-01 TRACK: Methodology When I first began researching my Welch ancestors in Fauquier County, Virginia, I quickly became confused because there seemed to be several men there with that name....

March 15, 2021 by Shannon Benton

Strategies for Reading German Church Records – Deb Cyprych SESSION: NGS2104-REL-01 TRACK: Religion Researchers tracing ancestors in German church records face the double barriers of an unusual cursive alphabet and a foreign language. This session will provide helpful tools and strategies fo...

March 13, 2021 by Shannon Benton
ELIZABETH SHOWN MILLS, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA

Elizabeth Shown Mills to Present a Second Session at NGS 2021 Live! Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA SESSION: NGS2104-LV-10 DATE & TIME: Thursday, 20 May 2021, at 12:15 p.m. One of the toughest challenges faced by genealogists, within all ethnic groups, is the difficulty of ident...

March 8, 2021 by Teresa Kelley
Shelley Viola Murphy, DM

Shelley Viola Murphy to Present at NGS 2021 Live! Shelley Viola Murphy, DM SESSION: NGS2104-LV-19 DATE & TIME: Thursday, 20 May 2021, at 3:45 p.m. Most genealogy researchers understand there are “burned counties” in the state of Virginia, which means there are missing and lost records and...

March 7, 2021 by Teresa Kelley
Vic Dunn, CG

Vic Dunn to Present at NGS 2021 Live! Vic Dunn, CG SESSION NUMBER: NGS2104-LV-18 DATE & TIME: Thursday, 20 May 2021 at 3:45 p.m. In the early 1600s while the settlements at Jamestown and Plymouth were being established, another mass group of settlers emigrated from the borderlands of northern En...

March 4, 2021 by Teresa Kelley
David McCorkle

David McCorkle to Present at NGS 2021 Live! David McCorkle SESSION NUMBER: NGS2104-LV-15 DATE & TIME: Thursday, 20 May 2021 at 2:30 p.m. This session focuses specifically on locating and researching North Carolina land grants. However, some of the information will assist in researching any land ...

March 3, 2021 by Teresa Kelley

Author Ric Murphy to Discuss the Arrival of the First Africans in Virginia SESSION: NGS2104-LV-11 DATE & TIME: Thursday, 20 May 2021 at 1:30 p.m. Based on the book: Arrival of the First Africans in Virginia, author Ric Murphy will discuss how in 1619, a group of thirty-two African men, women a...

February 26, 2021 by Teresa Kelley