Thursday, 9 May: Three Sessions on DNA and Two Ethnic Sessions

Friday, 10 May: Five Sessions on BCG Skillbuilding

Can’t make it to the 2019 NGS Conference in St. Charles? Want to experience sessions from the comfort of your home or view sessions again? You can register now for two days of live streaming with a bonus of one year additional on-demand streaming access (until 11 May 2020). NGS has selected several key tracks and topics. On 9 May, three live stream lectures will focus on DNA’s role in supplementing genealogical research. Two other talks will discuss ethnic research. The selections on 10 May feature lectures by the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) that emphasize research, analysis, and problem-solving skills.

Choose from a one-day pass and watch five sessions (either day) or the two-day pass and watch all ten sessions as they happen live. The Live Stream sessions take place 9–10 May 2019 in St. Charles, Missouri (CDT) at the NGS 2019 Family History Conference.

Note: All packages include a full electronic syllabus of the 2019 NGS Family History Conference.

Are you attending the conference in St. Charles?

Conference participants can benefit by selecting different presentations while attending the conference and expanding their overall conference experience. They will have one year following the conference to view and repeat the video sessions (through 11 May 2020).

What is a Livestream?

When you purchase a live stream package you will receive a link where, at the prescribed time, you can log-in to view the sessions—LIVE and as they happen. These sessions will stream to your computer, tablet, or smartphone. (High-speed internet connection required) About 48 hours after the conclusion of the live stream, the video sessions will be available for streaming on-demand—just log-in and watch!

Pricing—Livestream plus On-Demand Streaming Access*

Livestream Packages(Prices valid until midnight, 11 May 2019 CDT) Pre-Conference and On-Site Sale
One-Day Pass—DNA and Ethnic
5 Sessions, Live Stream + On-Demand Streaming Access*
One-Day Pass—BCG Skillbuilding
5 Sessions, Live Stream + On-Demand Streaming Access*
Two-Day Pass—DNA and Ethnic + BCG Skillbuilding
10 Sessions, Live Stream + On-Demand Streaming Access*

Key Livestream Registration Dates:
Registration for the Live Stream to watch the sessions LIVE and as they happen, will close at midnight, 8 May 2019.
The Live Stream package discount pricing will continue to be available for purchase until midnight, 11 May 2019.
– After 11 May, the ten video sessions are available via the Video Pass package on the Conference Recording page.

NGS 2019 Livestream Sessions Schedule

Day One: DNA and Ethnic
Thursday, 9 May, 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. (CDT)

Time Session Presenter
8:00 a.m. T203—The Fisherman Who Wanted to Marry the Executioner’s Daughter: Stories From German Marriage Sources
Learn about German marriage records beyond church books. See examples of documents from eight different German regions and hear the stories gleaned from them.
Warren Bittner, CG
9:30 a.m. T213—UK Sources for Irish Immigrants
The country most Irish immigrants left was the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
John Grenham, FIGRS, FGSI
11:00 a.m. T222—Using a DNA Map to Navigate Your Brick Walls
Armed with a genetic map of your DNA ancestors, you can potentially identify unknown matches and solve mysteries.
Blaine T. Bettinger, JD, PhD
2:30 p.m. T242—Finding Relatives Through DNA When Family Trees Do Not Exist
This session will show how DNA analysis tools plus family stories can assist the researcher in uncovering amazing family revelations.
Bernice Bennett
4:15 p.m. T251—DNA: King Arthur’s Mighty Genetic Lightsaber
Let’s talk about how DNA can be your own modern day personal Excalibur, slicing through roadblocks, slaying myths, and vanquishing brick walls. Here’s how to coax that force into being with you today and preparing for tomorrow!
Roberta J. Estes

Note: In addition to the above, NGS will offer 15 additional sessions (audio only) on DNA available for purchase.

Day Two: BCG Skillbuilding
Friday 10 May, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (CDT)

Time Session Presenter
8:00 a.m. F301—Context: A Powerful Tool for Problem-Solving
What is context? Why do we need it? Where do we find it? How do we use it to smash through our brick walls?
Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA
9:30 a.m. F311— Writing the Family Narrative: A Strategy for Breaking Down Brick Walls
Writing is a tool that can be used for in-depth analysis of research. We discuss how narrative opens our perspectives into ancestors’ records and lives.
Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL
11:00 a.m. F321— Building a Credible Lineage Despite Missing Information, Conflicting and Incorrect Records, and Undocumented Publications
A case study teaches how to establish credibility of some undocumented genealogies, merge seemingly separate identities, remedy record errors, resolve conflicting evidence, and separate same-named men.
Thomas Wright Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
2:30 p.m. F341— Reporting on Research: Standards Encourage Better Communication
Documenting and sharing are fundamental to a family historian’s work. Learn guidelines for preparing more informative, accurate, and useful research reports for yourself and others.
Nancy A. Peters, CG, CGL
4:00 p.m. F351— Writing a Conclusion Incorporating DNA Evidence
Examples from case studies illustrate how to incorporate DNA analysis into a soundly reasoned, coherently written conclusion.
Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL

Note: In addition to the above, the BCG will offer 10 additional sessions (audio only) available for purchase.

Important Notice on Copyright and Rebroadcast Restrictions

All livestream, on-demand streaming, and recorded sessions are for personal use of the purchaser only. Sharing the broadcast or recordings is prohibited and risks infringing the copyright of the speaker(s). For this reason, all video recordings purchased are streamed on-demand to your computer or mobile device and cannot be downloaded. Downloaded audio files are for personal use of the purchaser only and cannot be duplicated, uploaded, or otherwise shared.

Cancellation Policy—All sales are final and cannot be cancelled.

Schedule—Schedule and speakers are subject to change.


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