National Genealogical Society

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Events Calendar

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22, 23, 24 September 2016

2016 Annual Conference

Missoula, Montana

Judy Russell will speak on Dowered or Bound Out: Records of Widows & Orphans, How Old Did He Have To Be...", What does THAT mean" Understanding the Language of the Law, DNA and the Golden Rule.
Amy Crow will speak about After Mustering Out: Researching Civil War Veterans, Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Using Occupational Records, Timelines: The Swiss Army Knife of Genealogical Research, and How Do I Know That's My Ancestor?
Conference will be at the Hilton Garden Inn

1 October 2016

VGS/MVGS Joint Fall 2016 Conference

Woodbridge, Virginia

Joint fall conference presented by the Virginia Genealogical Society and Mount Vernon Genealogical Society. Join us Friday (free to all) Sep 30th from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Prince William County Library's RELIC Room in Manassas for strategy suggestions for difficult genealogical problems and to research at the library. Oct 1st conference will offer two tracks: Genealogy Basics and Digging Deeper in Local and Federal Records. Speakers are Chuck Mason and Sharon Hodges. $44 for members, $55 for non-members, includes lunch.

15 October 2016

2016 Family History Harvest

Camarillo, California

TIME: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Camarillo Community Room, Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA

SPEAKER: Judy G. Russell, JD, CGSM CGLSM, "The Legal Genealogist"

TOPICS: No Vitals? No Problem! Building a Family Through Circumstantial Evidence
Polls, Personality & Property: Making Sense of Tax Lists
Where There Is--or Isn't--a Will
Beyond X & Y: Promise & Pitfalls of Autosomal DNA

See website for more information!

22 October 2016

Annual Fall Seminar

Plain City, Ohio

Ohio Chapter Palatines to America Fall Seminar
Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 Jefferson Ave, US Rt 42, Plain City, Ohio
"Searching Your Roots in Germany"
Presenting Dr. Helmut Schmahl from the University of Mainz, Germany, as our featured speaker.
Topics: Go Digital: Current Trends in Genealogical Research in Germany; Introduction to Family Research in Southwest Germany; Beyond Lederhosen and Sauerkraut: Everyday Life in Germany in the 18th and 19th Centuries; Traces They Left Behind: German Sources About Our Ancestors.
Fees include syllabus, seminar sessions, vendor showcase, breakfast pasties, coffee & juice, and Full Buffet lunch with broasted chicken and roast beef.
Member: $50; Non-Member: $60; Deadline for advance registration: October 5, 2016; After October 5, 2016 cost is $60 for Members and $70 for Non-Members
Registration will be available online at: or with check payable to Ohio Chapter-Palam.
Send to Linda Dietrich, Treasurer, 5422 Cindy Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45239

22 October 2016

Genealogy and Local History Fair

Indianapolis, Indiana

The Indiana State Library will host the annual Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair in downtown Indianapolis. Admission is free and open to the general public. This year's theme is "200 Years of My Indiana Home," examining the lives and times of Hoosiers throughout the years and exploring the homes and neighborhoods in which they lived. Attendees will learn how to incorporate local history, architecture, house history, and maps and other land record resources into their family research. Over 30 organizations and exhibitors will be in attendance. Visit the tables in the exhibition hall to collect information from genealogical and local history organizations and Indiana public libraries, and shop the commercial vendors. Jill Morelli will speak on house histories - looking at the "genealogy" of your house, and using Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps in your research. Ann Staley will be speaking on the everyday lives of our ancestors. She will also examine city directories, how to locate them, and how to utilize them in your research.

29 October 2016

Fairfax Genealogical Society 2016 Fall Fair

Annandale, Virginia

Fairfax Genealogical Society presents's Anne Gillespie Mitchell in a day-long event (9 am - 4 pm), "Finding Your Family's Forgotten Stories". Topics include: "Finding Forgotten Stories," "Researching Your Southern Ancestors Online," "Cousin Bait: Making Social Media Work for You," "Putting Food on the Table and A Roof Over Their Head--what they did for a living." At the Ernst Community Cultural Center, NVCC campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA. Online registration (FxGS members $35; non-members $45) at $10 box lunch may be reserved for registrants by October 15th.

12 November 2016

10th Annual Bucks County Ancestry Fair

Perkasie, Pennsylvania

Join us at our new venue: Bucks County Community College, Upper Bucks Campus, Hillendale Road, Perkasie, PA. This year's fair features exhibitors and vendors of genealogical and/or historical organizations or companies, as well as a full day of programs in three tracks! Speakers include Sydney Cruice Dixon, Rich Venezia, Joyce Homan, Michelle Chubenko, Connie Ace, and Judy Russell as our Keynote Speaker! Topics include researching our Irish, Italian and Eastern European ancestors, utilizing DNA, Google and other genealogy gems. Admission is all-inclusive $25. Pre-admission is available on our website as well as ordering a $5 boxed lunch. For complete information, visit us at or follow us on facebook:

19 November 2016

28th Annual All Day Seminar

Brentwood, Tennessee

SPEAKERS: Stories from the Stacks - Gordon Belt
Moonshiners and Horse Thieves: Ancestors in TN Supreme Court Records - Chuck Sherrill
Gold Star Records from World War I - Allison Griffey
You Can't Evade Taxes...At Least Not in Genealogy - Jim Long
There is a charge for this meeting. Charge includes lunch, snacks, and handouts.






22-27 January 2017

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)

Salt Lake City, Utah

SLIG offers a week-long, in-depth learning experience. SLIG 2017 is offering 14 intermediate to advanced-level courses taught by the field's top educators. SLIG opens with registration and a welcome reception on Sunday, January 22nd, and ends with a banquet on Friday evening, January 27th. Classes run Monday through Friday, with special events and research time at the nearby Family History Library (shuttles available) in the evenings. Registration opens July 9, 2016, 9:00 am MDT.

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