Archive for the ‘Methodology & Skillbuilding’ category

NGS Announces Two New Online Courses: African American Roots: A Historical Perspective and Federal Land Records African American Roots: A Historical Perspective introduces you to the uniqueness of searching for African American ancestors. A mixture of history and genealogy, it discusses the role...

BOOTH NUMBER: 134 Announcing the New 4th Edition of the best-selling textbook in American Genealogy—The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy, by Val Greenwood In every field of study, there is one book that rises above the rest in stature and authority and becomes the standard work in the ...

Thank You to Boston University, Booth 109: A NGS Conference Silver Sponsor and partial Sponsor of Attendee Wi-Fi NGS members receive a 10% tuition discount on Boston University’s online programs in Genealogical Research. Whether you’re a genealogy enthusiast or a professional looking to further...

  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...

Title: Cluster Research, or Discovering You’re Related to the Whole Block Session: S459 Time and Date: Saturday, 5 May 2018, 4:00 p.m. As Aristotle noted, “Man is by nature a social animal”—he has family, society, and throughout history he has moved with them. With this in mind, this sessio...

TITLE: The Discriminating Genealogist: Telling Good Evidence from Bad SESSION: T213 TIME & DATE: Thursday, 03 May 2018, 9:30 a.m. The “best evidence” rule in law requires the presentation in court of an original rather than a copy, and a copy won’t even be admitted if the original is avai...

TITLE: A Matter of Standards: DNA and the GPS SESSION: F341 TIME & DATE: Friday, 04 May 2018, 2:30 p.m. SPONSOR: BCG Skillbuilding As a type of genealogical evidence, DNA is both unique and very mainstream. Despite its differences, we need to apply tried and true genealogical criteria to the us...

The National Genealogical Society (NGS) will live stream ten lectures by nationally recognized speakers on some of the most popular topics in the field of genealogy during its 2018 Family History Conference. These lectures will be among more than 175 offered at the conference, 2−5 May 2018, in Gr...

TITLE: When Worlds Collide: Resolving Conflicts in Genealogical Records SESSION: T243 TIME & DATE: Thursday, 03 May 2018, 2:30 p.m. One record says he was born in Michigan; another says Minnesota; a third says Illinois. One record says his father’s name was John; others say his father was Dav...

Nancy Peters, CG, CGL TITLE: Evidence Correlation: Making the Most of Your Research SESSION: S421 TIME AND DATE: Saturday, 05 May 2018, at 11:00 a.m. SPONSOR: Board for Certification of Genealogists Skillbuilding Lecture Most family historians enjoy the hunt for information about ancestors. Yet some...

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