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20 February 2016

NEHGS New Visitor Tour

Boston, Massachusetts

Location: NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This free orientation and tour introduces you to the resources available at the New England Historic Genealogical Society research facility. Founded in 1845, NEHGS is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit genealogy library and archive. With more than 15 million artifacts, books, manuscripts, microfilms, journals, photographs, and records--and expert staff to help you navigate it all-- NEHGS provides the access you need to research your family history. You do not have to be a member to participate. Tour attendees are welcome to use our resources following the tour. No registration necessary. Paid parking is available at neighborhood garages or on street meters.

20 February 2016

NEHGS Art & Architecture Tour

Boston, Massachusetts

Location: NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The New England Historic Genealogical Society has been collecting unique items of Americana and fine art since its founding in 1845. On this free tour, participants will learn the story behind items that illustrate life in early America as well as the history behind our building in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood. Attendees are welcome to use our resources following the tour. No registration necessary. Paid parking is available at neighborhood garages or on street meters.

5 March 2016

2016 Spring Seminar: Finding Your Irish Ancestors

Independence, Missouri

Midwest Genealogy Center presents its 2016 Spring Seminar: Finding Your Irish Ancestors featuring internationally-renowned British Isles research expert Paul Milner. Milner will give a total of four presentations including Irish Emigrants to North America, Irish Maps and Tools for Finding the Right Place, Finding Your Ancestors in Ireland, and Irish Land Records. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Independence, Mo. Registration is available until February 26 online at or by calling 816-252-7228. The $60 registration fee includes the full seminar and a lunch buffet.

6 March 2016

Irish Family History Day

Boston, Massachusetts

Location: Courtyard Marriott, 275 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

Explore your Irish heritage with the experts at NEHGS and the Ulster Historical Foundation. Learn how to get the most out of Irish resources and records, gain strategies for breaking down brick walls, and understand important historical context. Whether you are just beginning your Irish research or have been at it for years, you won?t want to miss this full-day seminar with lectures and consultations!

12 March 2016

Germanic Genealogy Society's Spring Meeting

Bloomington, Minnesota

We are pleased to welcome Teresa Steinkamp-McMillin to be our speaker. This meeting will be a full day event.

Early bird registration must be postmarked (or paid online) by February 1st.

Presentation Topics:
Read the Tabloids: German Church Records
Boost your Germanic Research: Understanding Jurisdictions
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of German Military Records
Hunting For Henry: A Case Study Using Collaterals

Time and Location:
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Normandale Community College, 9700 France Avenue South, Bloomington , MN

Meeting will be located in Normandale?s Fine Arts Building-Lorenz Auditorium, room number F1265.

12 March 2016

DGS 2016 Spring Seminar

Dallas, Texas

"From Whence They Came"; Dallas Genealogical Society?s 2016 Spring Seminar with Paul Milner:
1. Effective Use of England?s National Archives Website
2. Irish Emigrants to North America: Before, During and After the Famine
3. Scottish Emigration to North America: Before, During and After the Rebellions
4. Overlooked Sources for 17th and 18th century English Research

J.Erik Jonsson Central Library
1515 Young Street
Dallas, TX 75201

19 March 2016

Middle TN Genealogical Society, Bi-Monthly Meeting

Nashville, Tennessee

Time: 1:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. David Dowell, TOPIC: DNA
Mr. Dowell holds 2 degrees in history and 2 in library science. He has authored the book: "NextGen Genealogy: The DNA Connection." His program is entitled, "Can DNA Breach My Brick Wall?" This is an interactive meeting. Please visit our website for more information, fill out the chart and bring to the meeting. Don't miss Dr. Dowell's expertise on this subject.

2 April 2016

TVGS Spring Seminar 2016

Huntsville, Alabama

TVGS Spring Seminar with Judy Russell, the Legal Genealogist. Ms. Russell is a Certified Genealogist (CG) and Certified Genealogical Lecturer (CGL). She earned a BA in journalism and a law degree from Rutgers. She serves on the faculty at IGHR, at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), and at Boston University?s Center for Professional Education.

- Building a Family from Circumstantial Evidence
- Widows and Orphans Under the Law
- Using Court Records to Tell Family Stories
- Where There is, or Isn't a Will
Seminar will be held at the SpringHill Suites Downtown hotel. Please see the TVGS Website for more details and registration information.

16 April 2016

2016 Annual Spring Seminar

Plain City, Ohio

Saturday, April 16, 2016 - Plain City, Ohio
Ohio Chapter Palatines to America Spring Seminar
Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 Jefferson Ave, US Rt 42, Plain City, Ohio
"Where, Oh Where, Are My Ancestors From?
Speaker: Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, a Board Certified Genealogist..
Topics: Where, Oh Where, are My Ancestors From? So You've Found Your Ancestor's Town of Origin - Now What?
Finding Henry: A Case Study Using Collaterals; Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Hanover Military Records
Fees include syllabus, seminar sessions, vendor showcase, breakfast pasties, coffee & juice, and Full Buffet lunch with Broasted Chicken and Roast Beef.

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