NGS 2018 Live Stream plus On-Demand Streaming


Thursday, 3 May: Five Sessions on DNA (three), African American, and Loyalists

Friday, 4 May: Five Sessions on BCG Skillbuilding

Can’t make it to the 2018 NGS Conference in Grand Rapids? 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 5 May 2019). NGS has selected several key tracks and topics. On 3 May, three live stream lectures will focus on DNA’s role in supplementing genealogical research. Two other talks will discuss African American and Loyalist research. The selections on 4 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 3–4 May 2018 in Grand Rapids, Michigan (Eastern Standard Time) at the NGS 2018 Family History Conference.

Note: All packages include a full electronic syllabus of the 2018 NGS Family History Conference.

Are you attending the conference in Grand Rapids?

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 5 May 2019).

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, 5 May 2018 EDT) Pre-Conference and On-Site Sale
One-Day Pass—DNA, Methodology, and Military
5 Sessions, Live Stream + On-Demand Streaming Access*
One-Day Pass—BCG Skillbuilding
5 Sessions, Livestream + On-Demand Streaming Access*
Two-Day Pass—DNA, Methodology, and Military + BCG Skillbuilding
10 Sessions, Livestream + On-Demand Streaming Access*

Key Livestream Registration Dates:
Registration for the Live Stream watch the sessions LIVE and as they happen, will close at midnight, 2 May 2018.
The Live Stream package discount pricing will continue to be available for purchase until midnight, 5 May 2018.
– After 5 May, normal pricing will resume for video and audio packages on the Playback NGS website

NGS 2018 Livestream Sessions Schedule

Day One: DNA, Methodology, and Military
Thursday, 3 May, 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. (EDT)

Time Session Presenter
8:00 a.m. T203—Reasonably Exhaustive Research of African American Ancestors who came out of Slavery
The universal application of the “reasonably exhaustive research” component of the GPS is explained in the context of sources and strategies relevant to enslaved African-American ancestors.
LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG
9:30 a.m. T217—The Price of Loyalism: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary War
Americans loyal to the British suffered material losses, displacement, and even death. Records that help track their journey of war, loss, expulsion, compensation, and resettlement.
Terry Koch-Bostic
11:00 a.m. T230—The YDNA Test Should be your Favorite
Learn basic and intermediate principles of using YDNA, verify and extend your pedigree chart, and make the most of your YDNA family project.
Diahan Southard
2:30 p.m. T250—Your Cousins Are Your Secret Weapon
Do you have a brick wall? Is there a skeleton in the family closet? Discover how to use cousins’ DNA to answer these questions.
Angie Bush
4:00 p.m. T260—Native American DNA: Separating Fact From Fiction
What if your family narrative mentions Native American ancestry yet there is little or none reported in your DNA? What are the possible explanations?
Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD

Note: In addition to the above, NGS will offer 16 additional sessions (audio only) on DNA available for purchase.

Day Two: BCG Skillbuilding
Friday 4 May, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (EDT)

Time Session Presenter
8:00 a.m. F301—History, Records and Context: Researching the Locations Your Ancestors Lived
Learning about the places where our ancestors lived helps us put them in social and historical context, as well as locate relevant records.
Angela Packer McGhie, CG
9:30 a.m. F311—Samuel Witter vs. Samuel Witter: Separating Same-Name Soldiers, War of 1812
Samuel Witter, miller, Pennsylvania-born soldier, died in Illinois. Samuel Witter, miller, Pennsylvania-born soldier, died in Illinois. Two men. Same age. How do we separate them?
Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA
11:00 a.m. F321—Using Indirect and Negative Evidence to Prove Unrecorded Events
Information hidden below the surface or totally absent helps researchers reconstruct events, identities, and relationships for which no record exists.
Thomas Wright Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
2:30 p.m. F341—A Matter of Standards: DNA and the GPS
As genealogical evidence, DNA is both unique and mainstream. Despite the differences, DNA results must be tested by traditional genealogical standards to meet the GPS.
Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
4:00 p.m. F351—Deeper Analysis: Techniques for Successful Problem-Solving
The Genealogical Proof Standard states that analysis and correlation of data is necessary, but what techniques are best? Spreadsheets, timelines, maps, charts are just a few.
Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL

Note: In addition to the above, the BCG will offer 12 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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