How Home DNA Testing is Changing Family Histories and the Implications for American Culture – Libby Copeland
SESSION: NGS2104-DNA-02 TRACK: DNA
In this captivating and wide-ranging talk, Libby Copeland will explore consumer DNA testing’s impact on individuals, families, an...
The NGS 2021 Virtual Family History Conference is Packed with Opportunities for Virginia Researchers!
NGS has both live and on-demand presentations to develop your Virginia research knowledge and skills beginning with the opening session on tracking migrating Virginians. Listed below are the session...
The Ferrell House: A Case Study in Online Virginia Historic Property Research
SESSION: NGS2104-VIR-01 TRACK: Virginia
This session explores the online resources and methodology used to uncover the remarkable story of the African American families that built and lived in a humble Charlott...
Writing Quality Research Objectives – Jill N. Crandell
SESSION: NGS2104-SP-16 TRACK: Writing
SPONSORED BY: Research Ties
Learn to be a more effective and efficient researcher by writing quality research objectives to focus your efforts.
Too many researchers spend their time wandering aimlessl...
Eric G. Grundset to Present at NGS 2021 Live!
Virginia’s Anglican/Episcopal Church Parishes and Their Surviving Records
Eric G. Grundset, MLS
Session: NGS2104–LV–07 DATE & TIME: Thursday, 20 May, 12:15 p.m.
Eric Grundset began researching his family ancestry in the late 1970s when he “i...
French-Canadian Genealogy: Getting Started – Margaret Fortier
SESSION: NGS2104-HER-04 TRACK: Heritage
Are you trying to locate your French-Canadian ancestors and running into brick walls? Between name changes in the US and not understanding French, this can be daunting. French-Canadian Genea...
Kentucky Research Roadmap: Step by Step Plan to Find Kentucky Ancestors – Cheri Daniels
SESSION: NGS2104-STA-02 TRACK: States
SPONSOR: Kentucky Historical Society
In the formation of the United States, Kentucky served as a very popular gateway to the west. Many settled here, yet many...
Why Big Y? The Benefits of Advanced Y-DNA Testing – Janine Cloud
SESSION: NGS2104-SP-18 TRACK: DNA
In this session, Janine will examine what the Big Y is, how it’s useful, and why genealogists should consider investing in advanced Y-DNA testing, specifi...
“Charley Keep My Gun Clean”: Documenting Love and Loss During the Civil War – Amy Larner Giroux
SESSION: NGS2104-MIL-01 TRACK: Military
The U.S. Civil War has been documented in many ways—from contemporary records to modern cinematic productions. While unit and regimental hist...
Jewish Genealogy for the Non-Jew – Schelly Talalay Dardashti
SESSION: NGS2104-HER-02 TRACK: Heritage
Today, with the advent of wide-spread DNA testing, few things are secret any longer. Many people who test receive surprises in their results, and for some it might be a shock because no one ...
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