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The Board for Certification of Genealogists is an independent organization not affiliated with, or part of, any group. It is a certifying body, not a membership society, and a nationally and internationally recognized organization. Visit the BCG exhibit booth 220 for materials that are helpful for ...

TITLE: Michigan Homesteaders! SESSION: S455 TIME & DATE: Saturday, 05 May 2018, 4:00 p.m. SPONSOR: Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI) In this session, learn about the lives of two families who bought and sold land and then migrated to Michigan and homesteaded in Benzie and Ma...

TITLE: Grinding Out a Living: Millers and Millwrights SESSION: T219 TIME & DATE: Thursday, 3 May 2018, 9:30 a.m. Mills were among the first businesses to locate in new communities springing up across the United States. Millwrights designed and built these essential enterprises. Millers operated...

TITLE: Researching Italian Americans in the Midwest SESSION: F324 DATE & TIME: Friday, 04 May 2018, 11:00 a.m. Hundreds of thousands of Italians immigrated to the Midwest in the 1800s and early 1900s. This presentation covers records and strategies for documenting their stories. TITLE: Save th...

  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: Wholes Not Holes: Complete Census Research Not Swiss Cheese SESSION: W156 TIME & DATE: Wednesday, 02 May 2018, 4:00 p.m. In this Beginner to Intermediate level presentation, improve your skills in census research and learn how to get more out of the data you find. The first focus will be...

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 Finding Their Routes: Travelers and Boatmen on the North American Canals SESSION: S442 TIME & DATE: Saturday, 05 May, 2018, 2:30 pm SPONSOR: New York Genealogical & Biographical Society (NYG&BS) Explore available online and archival records that cast light on routes of travelers a...

TITLE: What’s Jewish About Jewish Genealogy? SESSION: F356 TIME & DATE: Friday, 04 May 2018, 4:00 p.m. You’re researching a Jewish family who lives in the US. You have acquired their naturalization papers, which includes the name of the ship and the date on which they arrived. It al...

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