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15-16 July 2016

2016 Midwestern Roots Family History and Genealogy Conference

Indianapolis, Indiana

Midwestern Roots 2016 features more than 30 sessions by nationally known speakers including Cece Moore, The Genetic Genealogist, from Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Genealogy Roadshow.
Most of the sessions will focus on using ever-changing and emerging technology and sources online. Other sessions will cover DNA, methodology, using traditional sources, and legal genealogy.
Pre-Conference activities will include a workshop for people who work or volunteer in genealogy collections, hands-on computer labs, writing sessions, and the day will end with an evening program.
Visit for more information and to register!

16 July 2016

Bi-Monthly Meeting

Nashville, Tennessee

1:00 pm
Speaker: Ms. Taneya Koonce, MLS, MPH
Topic: "Maximizing the Use of Online Collaborative Family Trees for Your Personal Research". Ms. Koonce has spent several years presenting topics related to the use of technology for genealogy societies. She will share strategies and tips for how to get the most of online, collaborative family trees. We hope you will become familiar with the different options available for truly collaborative family-tree building and research sharing. No cost for the meeting. Refreshments served.

29-30 July 2016

DGS 2016 Summer Seminar

Dallas, Texas

Preserving & Sharing Our Family Treasures, featuring Denise Levenick,The Family Curator.

17 September 2016

DGS 2016 Fall Seminar

Dallas, Texas

"Sources & Methods for Family History Research". Featured speaker: Curt Witcher. Location: J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX, 75201.

1: Historical Research Methodology: Engaging the Process to Find all the Answers
2: German Migration into the Midwest
3: Fingerprinting Our Families: Using Ancestral Origins as a Genealogical Research Key
4: Native American/First Nations Research

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.

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






22-27 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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