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7–10 May 2014

11th Annual Summer Seminar

Richmond, Virginia

14 June 2014

NGS 2014 Family History Conference

Mount Vernon, Washington

Located in the northwest corner of the state 30 miles north of Seattle and 50 miles south of the Canadian border on I-5. Theme for this seminar is "Genealogy for Everyone". From the beginning novice to the advanced researcher you will find something of interest. Donna Potter-Phillips of Spokane, WA and Dave Obee from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada with supporting presentations by locals Barbara Johnson, Rita Schulze and Judy Bayless. Topics of interest for everyone to choose from will be: Researching a Place Online - Living Here and Searching There; Questions Asked by Eager Genealogists; Seven Habits of Highly Successful Genealogistsl; Your Library in the Cloud: A Genealogical Guide to Digital Collections; Basic Beginning Genealogy; Getting the Most Out of Cyndi's List; The Genealogical Proof Standard - What it is and Why You Should be Using it; DNA and Genealogy: Why Should I Take the Test. Check our website for complete registration information.

25–28 June 2014

The Palatines to America 2014 National Conferenc

Columbus, Ohio

The Palatines to America National Conference will be held on June 25 - 28, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio at the Ramada Plaza Conference Center, 4000 Sinclair Road. A full program is offered with four days of exceptional programs and activities in partnership with the Ohio Chapter Palatines to America.

There are several presentations including featured speaker Roger Minert, PhD, AG, renowned author and specialist in German genealogy research and translation.

Optional activities include a tour of the National Road on Wednesday and time for research on Thursday in the Palatine collection and other resources at the Columbus Metropolitan Library. "

11–12 July 2014

DGS 2014 Summer Symposium

Dallas, Texas

Nationally-known genealogy and family history speaker Dr. John Philip Colletta is the featured speaker.

“For Today’s Generation and Tomorrow’s: The Many Ways to Preserve Family History” is a 2-day program of eight presentations by Dr. Colletta. Topics covered include organizing your materials for a family history, documenting multi-generational records, building historical context, using artifacts in researching and writing about our ancestors, principles of good writing and good storytelling, evaluating evidence, writing a narrative family history, and publishing your family history.

14–17 July 2014

St. Louis Genealogical Society Research Institute

St. Louis, Missouri

Write Your Family History the Right Way

Isn't it time to write your family history? If you are ready to start, why not spend four intensive days learning to do it correctly? StLGS Research Institute from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 14–17 July, for lectures and hands-on sessions with published authors, teachers, and a local publisher. Learn to organize material, develop a style sheet, manage your word processor, incorporate graphics, and publish your book.

Registration fee includes lectures; one-on-one assistance from the instructors; lunch, and all Institute materials.

Full details and the registration booklet at

19 July 2014

Middle TN Genealogical Society Meeting

Nashville, Tennessee

St. Louis Genealogical Society’s Annual Speaker: Rick Warwick, who is currently historian at the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County. He is editor of the Williamson County Historical Society Publications. Mr. Warwick is a past teacher, librarian, and author of several books on Williamson County. His deep interest has led him to do extensive research on the Williamson County history. We invite you to join us. No charge. Refreshments served. Visit our website for more information:

26 July 2014

StLGS 2014 Summer Speakers Series

St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis Genealogical Society’s Annual Summer Speakers Series, The Fascinating Life of Your German Ancestor, will be held on Saturday, 26 July 2014, at Orlando Gardens, 8352 Watson Rd., Webster Groves, MO.

The featured speaker is Roger Minert, PhD, AG, who will give four talks designed to help you understand the lives and church records of your German ancestors. Dr. Minert will give the following lectures:
• A Genealogist's Outline of German History Since 1517
• A Day in the Life of Your German Ancestor
• German Immigrants in American Protestant Church Records
• Church Records in Germany

Go to for more information.

2 August 2014

2014 Summer Seminar: Out of the Ordinary -- Out of the Box

Belleville, Illinois

The St. Clair County (IL) Genealogical Society presents its 2014 Summer Seminar, Out of the Ordinary -- Out of the Box, at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows Conference Center, 442 S. DeMazenod Dr. Topics and tools provide different perspectives in family history research. Women, wills, houses and early settlers in Illinois are some of the seven topics. Featured speakers: Judy G. Russell, JD, CG(SM), CGL (SM); Dennis Northcutt, assistant archivist, Missouri History Museum and Research Center; and Diane Renner Walsh, CG(SM). Discounts for Early Bird registration postmarked by July 16.

11 October 2015

2014 Annual Fall Seminar

Plain City, Ohio

Ohio Chapter PalAm Annual Fall Seminar
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
"Understanding Ancestors' Occupations & New German Digital Libraries"
Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 Jefferson Avenue, U.S. Route 42, Plain City, Ohio
Speaker: Baerbel Johnson, Professional Genealogist & Family History International Reference-Desk Consultant - Family Search

25–27 September 2014

25th Annual Montana State Genealogical Society Conference

Helena, Montana
Colonial Inn, Helena MT. Speakers: CURT WITCHER, Sr Manager of Collections at ACPL, Ft Wayne IN. His topics are: Historical Research Methodology, Engaging the Process to find all the Answers, Using Military Records for Genealogical Research, Mining the Mother Lode: Using Periodical Literature and PERSI, Fingerprinting Our Families: Using Ancestral Origins as a Genealogical Research Key.
DAVID RENCHER, Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch, SLC, UT. His topics are: Irish Jurisdictions and Reference Works, Digital Projects and Programs of FamilySearch, Mining the Destinaton Data, Methodology for Irish Immigration and Emigration.

13–16 May 2015

NGS 2015 Family History Conference

St. Charles, Missouri

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