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Calling All Librarians! If you think like a librarian, are a librarian or want to learn of some great library resources, be sure to attend Librarians’ Day. The National Genealogical Society (NGS) 2020 Family History Conference starts off with a bang in Salt Lake City, Utah, this May. ProQuest...

January 30, 2020 by Valerie Elkins

“Thought you knew a lot about Swedish research? Think again!” The National Genealogical Society (NGS) 2020 Family History Conference will be held this May 20-23, in Salt Lake City. Due to the close proximity of the world renown Family History Library, NGS is able to call upon the many excellent...

January 27, 2020 by Erin Shifflett

Honoring 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage Woman’s suffrage parade, Wash., D.C. Mar., 1913 LCCN2002736824.jpg; photo courtesy of Wikimedia Common License The National Genealogical Society (NGS) 2020 Family History Conference to be held May 20-23 in Salt Lake City, is excited to offer a new t...

January 24, 2020 by Valerie Elkins

DNA and Genetic Genealogy Research is BIG! Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., a professional genealogist who specializes in DNA evidence, will be at the National Genealogical Society (NGS) 2020 Family History Conference, May 20-23, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Blaine is always a favorite speaker, with his ...

January 20, 2020 by Valerie Elkins

The 2020 NGS Family History Conference will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Salt Palace Convention Center, one block from the Family History Library. The conference program is now available online and as a downloadable conference brochure. This year’s program, Echoes of Our Ancestors, fea...

November 27, 2019 by Valerie Elkins

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...

Alice Hoyt Veen, CG

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...