Archive for the ‘Methodology & Skillbuilding’ category

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...

Advanced Research in Passenger Arrival Records SESSION: W126, TIME & DATE: Wednesday, 08 May 2019, 11:00 a.m. Julie Miller, CG, CGL, FNGS Passenger arrival records are the link that connects the old country to the new and completes a chain of events for our ancestors. These records may provide a...

Deciphering French Records SESSION: T250, DATE & TIME: Thursday, 9 May 2019, 2:30 p.m. SPONSOR: History and Genealogy Department, St. Louis County Library Larry Franke Once you’ve located those 17th– to 18th century notarial and ecclesiastical records for your French North American ances...

Turning Raw Information into Evidence: Tips for Drawing and Explaining Conclusions SESSION: W151, TIME & DATE: Wednesday, 8 May, 4:00 p.m. SPONSOR: Board for Certification of Genealogists J.H. “Jay” Fonkert I can’t help it. I like methodology. If you’re still with me… It’s ...

TITLE: Finding Your Ancestors’ Pre-Immigration Origins: A Three-Step Strategy SESSION: T204, TIME & DATE: Thursday, 9 May, 8:00 a.m. J.H. “Jay” Fonkert One of the most exciting moments in family history research is finding an ancestor’s origin in the home-country. For the first ...

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...