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All NGS 2020 On-Demand packages include the sessions from NGS 2020 Live! and up to 21 sponsored bonus sessions, available beginning 1 July 2020. Packages can be purchased in June on the PlaybackNGS website.

NGS 2020 LIVE! Sessions

224  Blaine T. Bettinger “What If? Learning About DNA Through Case Studies”

351  Thomas Wright Jones “Validating Unsourced Online Information”

321 Elizabeth Shown Mills “Turning Witnesses into Evidence”

248  Judy G. Russell “Breaker Boys and Spinner Girls: Child Labor Laws and their Records”

520  Steffani Raff “Echoes of the Women Who have Gone Before—Celebrating Women’s Suffrage”

216  Crista Cowan “What’s New on Ancestry”

521  Ron Tanner “What’s New on FamilySearch”

522  Janine Cloud “DNA Testing—It’s Not Just Ethnicity,” FamilyTreeDNA

Session IDTitleRoomOrderDateTimesorttimeTrackSpeakersSponser
153A Widow, Midwife, and a Nun: A Case Study0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amMethodologySuzanne Russo Adams
152Conrad Beidler's Signature0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amHeritageJames M. Beidler
453Using OneNote to Organize Your Genealogical Research0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amOrganizingKelli Bergheimer
122Shamrocks in Cyberspace: Irish Genealogy Databases0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amHeritageMichael Brophy
256Cutting Edge DNA—What’s So Big About Big Y DNA Testing?0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amDNASkip Duett
358Transcribe and Take Note—Using Google Docs, Sheets, and Keep for Data Collection0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amTech TipsNicole Dyer
404Researching Family Artifacts to Solve Brick Walls0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amMethodologyPam Stone Eagleson
417Navigating the Unique Texas Land Grant System0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amStatesDiana Elder
422Austria, Poland, Russia, or Prussia? Making Sense of Central and East European Historical Geography0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amHeritageJoseph B. Everett
305Digital Library on American Slavery: Accessing Pre-Emancipation Court Petitions0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amAfrican AmericanJanis Minor Forte
444Criminals, Lunatics, and Witches, Oh My! Finding the Less Than Pleasant in Family History0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amMethodologyCraig Foster
423When it Takes a Village: Applying Cluster and Collateral Research Techniques0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amOrganizingEmily H. Garber
315Freedmen’s Bureau Records—A Rich Source for Researching Black and White Ancestors0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amAfrican AmericanSharon Batiste Gillins
428Buried Treasure for the Colonial Southwest (Nueva Espana)0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amOut WestDebbie Gurtler
412Using Online Scandinavian Church Records0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amHeritageJenny Hansen
145Where Did They Go When They Left Ohio?0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amMigrationLaurie Hermance-Moore
251Bricks Without Straw? Careful Collection of Weak Evidence Builds the Case of Leven Green0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amBCGPatricia Lee Hobbs
329Identifying the Right Ancestor: How to Apply the GPS in Irish Catholic Records0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amReligionPamela Guye Holland
316Four Brothers, Four Stories: Discovering Your Ancestor’s Union Army Experience0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amMilitarySharon Hoyt
222Ohana, Aiga, Famili, Whanau, Feti'i: A Beginner's Guide to Polynesian Family History0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amHeritageMiyamoto Loretta Jensen
128Constructing Clear Citations0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amWritingThomas Wright Jones
204Identifying Slaveholding Ancestors Using DNA Testing: Successful Strategies for African Americans0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amMethodologyAndre Kearns
326The War of 1812: Service Records, Pensions, and Bounty Land0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amMilitaryRebecca Whitman Koford
318Share and Organize with Evernote0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amTech TipsLianne Kruger
220Southerners in the Northern Midwest0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amMiscellaneousPeggy Lauritzen
205FamilySearch's Secret Weapon: Court Order Books0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amRecordsBarbara Vines Little
228Mining, Logging, and Fishing: Early Work in the Pacific NW0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amOccupationsJanice Lovelace
125How Settlers Guides Can Help Us Understand Our Ancestor’s Migration0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amMigrationAnnette Burke Lyttle
219Records for Researching Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amReligionAngela Packer McGhie
148Transcribing Documents: An Essential Skill for Genealogists0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amWritingJulie Miller
214Too Many Marys: Solving Identity and Same Name Conundrums0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amMethodologyJill Morelli
449Mobile Technology for Genealogy0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amTech TipsJudy Nimer Muhn
252From Bourbon to Blue Jeans: Bavarian Jews and Their Influence on American Culture0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amHeritageSuzanne Kelting Myers
426Using the Online Bureau of Land Management Tract Books0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amLandMichael John Neill
311Establishing Identity and Proving Relationships: Research Methodologies That Work0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amBCGDavid Ouimette
327Grandpa Was an Alien? Effective Naturalization Records Research0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amImmigrationDana Ann Palmer
126Celebrating the Vote: 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amWomenGena Philibert-Ortega
209Help! The Irish Church Records I Need Are Missing0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amReligionDavid E. Rencher
314Stock Marks Aren't Just Animal Brands—Use Them to Identify People Also0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amRecordsDiane L. Richard
243Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Dutch Migration Patterns0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amMigrationMary Risseeuw
446Using Maps of the West to Further Your Genealogical Research0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amLandRick Sayre
343The Man Who Lived as Marcus Folderman0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amMethodologyJeanette Shiel
323Problem Solving Like A Pro: Evidence Analysis, Correlation, and Conflict Resolution0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amMethodologyJoseph B. Shumway
142In Search of a Home0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amHeritageJanette Silverman
430Stitching Together Family History; Finding Women in the Textile Arts0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amSourcesC. Ann Staley
218The New Deal: Putting Your Ancestors to Work0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amOccupationsMichael L. Strauss
420Little School on the Prairie: Nineteenth Century Frontier Teaching0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amSourcesLori Thornton
456Yes, They Could Own Land: The Homestead Act and African American Homesteaders0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amLandJessica Trotter
147An Important Resource: German Immigrants in American Church Records0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amReligionKelsee Walker
319So Many Records, So Little Time—Finding Your Utah Mormon Pioneer Ancestors0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amReligionCarolyn Webber
443Documenting, Organizing, and Analyzing Plantation Slaves0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amOrganizing Your ResearchAri Wilkins
208An Echo in the Forest: Records of the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933–19420Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amOccupationsPamela J. Vittorio
415Records of New York City's Emigrant Savings Bank0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amRecordsKatherine R. Willson
253Always Exploring: Italian Migration and Movement0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amMigrationSuzanne Russo Adams
359Online German Church Registers, Duplicates, and Substitutes0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amReligionJames M. Beidler
429Tech Tools for Diagramming Complex Relationships in Cluster and DNA Research0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amTech TipsNicole Dyer
201Who Was Charlotte Fasse Graue of the Principality of Lippe, Germany; Iowa; and Missouri?0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amBCGPam Stone Eagleson
448Settlers of Indian Territory: Discovering their Stories in this Unique Place and Time0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amOut WestDiana Elder
254Conflict Management: Evaluating Evidence of Identity0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amMethodologyEmily H. Garber
424Drama in the Wills 1790–1866: The Journey of Two Families0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amMethodologySharon Batiste Gillins
212Portuguese Ancestors? Online Resources, Research Methodology, and Tips for Success0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amHeritageDebbie Gurtler
447Midwest Research at 30,000 Feet: A “Flyover” of Differences in Access and Repositories0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amStatesLaurie Hermance-Moore
441Her Sixth Matrimonial Venture: Tracing Women's Multiple Marriages0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amBCGSharon Hoyt
341Using Cluster Methodology to Solve a Long-Standing Problem0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amBCGKaren Mauer Jones
345Uncovering the Life of a Free Black Virginian through Southern Claims Commission Records0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amAfrican AmericanAndre Kearns
421Defining Hope: Separating Men of the Same Name0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amBCGRebecca Whitman Koford
150St Joe, Independence, and the Missouri Territory0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amStatesPeggy Lauritzen
457Getting Ready for a Research Trip to Virginia0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amStatesBarbara Vines Little
157Resources for Quaker Research in the Family History Library0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amReligionAnnette Burke Lyttle
249Parishes, Priests, and Signs of the Sacred: Catholic Church Records0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amReligionJulie Miller
302Using Scandinavian Records When You Don't Know the Language0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amHeritageJill Morelli
401Uncovering Immigrant Origins Through Cluster Research0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amBCGDana Ann Palmer
458Reconstructing the Asylum: Women of the San Francisco Almshouse0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amOut WestGena Philibert-Ortega
350Fifty Overlooked Genealogical Resources in Fifty Minutes0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amResourcesDiane L. Richard
309The Dutch Reformed Churches in America0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amReligionMary Risseeuw
346The Great War: Researching Your World War I Ancestors0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amMilitaryMichael L. Strauss
259Finding Family in Religious Newspapers and Periodicals0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amReligionLori Thornton
454The Black Dagger: Solving a One-Hundred-Year-Old "Whose Was It?" Mystery0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amMethodologyPamela J. Vittorio
413Staying Organized: Using Locality Surveys in Genealogical Research0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amOrganizing Your ResearchKelsee Walker
416Visualizing A Neighborhood Using Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, Census Records, and City Directories0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amLandAri Wilkins
328Facebook's 13,000+ Genealogy & History Links0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amTech TipsKatherine R. Willson
402Tesoro! Beginning Italian Research0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amHeritageSuzanne Russo Adams
427Tackling the “Born in Pennsylvania" Problem0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amStatesJames M. Beidler
342What You Need to Know Before Researching Hispanic Ancestors0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amHeritageDebbie Gurtler
241Using Whole Family Research to Prove a Relationship0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amBCGBarbara Vines Little
223Exodusters: The Exodus of Freedmen to Kansas After the Civil War0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amMigrationAnnette Burke Lyttle
303Eddie Wenck: The Case of a Little Lost Boy0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amMethodologyJulie Miller
344Immigrant Letters, Memoirs, and Travel Journals0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amRecordsMary Risseeuw
313Central South Accreditation Case Study0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amMethodologyMichelle Ercanbrack
258Dannell "Danni" Altman-Newell "I've Been Working on the Railroad Research"0Your Lecture Options2020102210-22-202003:55 amDannell Altman-Newell