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19 October 2017

Webinar: City and Rural Directories: More than Just Names

Online Only

City and rural directories can be incredibly useful resources for genealogists. They can help you pinpoint a time and place for ancestors on the move, offer occupational information, and even help give clues to death and marriage dates. Join Senior Genealogist Rhonda R. McClure to learn how these resources were created, what information is generally provided, where to locate these sources online or in print, and how to use these records effectively in your family history research.

21 October 2017

2017 Fall Seminar"

Columbus, Ohio

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - Columbus, Ohio Ohio Chapter Palatines to America Fall Seminar Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Branch, 96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio
9:00 A.M. to 3:15 P.M. - Option for research at the library until 6:00 P.M.
Morning Session 9:30 A.M. - Tim Anderson - "Ohio's Germanic Cultural Landscapes"
Two-Track Afternoon Sessions:
1:00 P.M. - Kelli Bergheimer - "Preparing for Your Library/Archive Visit"
OR Jenni Salamon - "German Newspapers at the Ohio History Connection"
2:15 P.M. - Liz Plummer - "German Resources at the Ohio History Connection"
OR Ernie Thode - "Swiss Pioneers of Southeastern Ohio"
Alternate afternoon: One-on-One sessions with Russ Pollitt, Head of the Library's Genealogy and Local History Department
Fees include syllabus, seminar sessions, continental breakfast, and Full Buffet Lunch by Schmidt's Sausage Haus

21 October 2017

VCGS 2017 Annual Seminar

Camarillo, California

LOCATION: Camarillo Public Library, Community Room, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA

PRESENTER: Paula Stuart-Warren, CG℠, FMGS, FUGA
Finding Ancestral Places of Origin
NUCMC & Its Cousins: Keys to Lost Ancestral Records
Your Anytime Library: Success in the Virtual Stacks
Genealogical and Historical Periodicals In Print & Online

28 October 2017

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 "Sacrificing and Shaping the Future," commemorating the Centennial of the Great War and examining military resources and history.

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 shop the commercial vendors.

Highly acclaimed, internationally known speakers and genealogy consultants, Kathleen Brandt and Katherine R. Willson, will present.

Kathleen Brandt, an international genealogy consultant, speaker and writer has more than 10 years of experience as a professional genealogist and is a licensed private investigator. Her clients include NBC Who Do You Think You Are? Seasons 2010-2011, and PBS Finding Your Roots. She has extensive experience in international and nationwide documentation retrieval, free-colored research, military record reconstructions, and tracing slaves, as well as Italian, Irish, Swedish, and German records. Kathleen will speak on "Finding Your Revolutionary War Soldier" and "Finding the Elusive Civil War Ancestor."

Katherine R. Willson of Ann Arbor, MI is a highly acclaimed and nationally-known public speaker. Her conference presentations include ICAPGen 2014, RootsTech 2015, and RootsTech 2016. Katherine will speak to us about "Military Record Research": How can you determine which major conflict your ancestor might have served in? Which records may have been generated during that time, and where are they held? We'll learn about the various places we might look to determine whether an ancestor served in the military and what we might expect to find in his or her military records. Katherine will also hold a 30 minute open forum Question and Answer session following lunch."

28 October 2017

Fall Fair

Vienna, VA

Fall Fair featuring professional genealogist, Diane L. Richard in a program entitles, "So Many Gems, So Little Time."
Lecture topics include: "Post Office Records: Geography, Politics, Religion and More;" "Slaves+ Insurance= Rich Records;" "The Genealogical Gems Found in Manuscript and Archival Collections." Richard will help attendees identify and make use of a variety of records.
Sat., Oct 28th 9 am to 3 pm at the Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station, 2148 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA 22027.
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16 November 2017

Navigating Notarial Records in Quebec

Online Only

Notarial records are an essential—yet often overlooked—resource for family historians researching ancestors with roots in Quebec. From marriages to estate inventories to labor contracts these records can provide a wealth of genealogical information not found elsewhere. Join Senior Researcher Sheilagh Doerfler to learn about what types of notarial records exist, how to access them, and how to get the most out of these important resources.

18 November 2017

MTGS 2017 Fall Seminar

Brentwood, Tennessee

SPEAKER: Nationally known, Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL, The Legal Genealogist.


  • How Old Did He Have to Be...?
  • When Worlds Collide: Resolving Conflicts in Genealogical Records
  • Don't Forget the Ladies - A Genealogist's Guide to Women and the Law
  • After the Courthouse Burns: Rekindling Family History through DNA

10 March 2018

Explore DNA with CeCe Moore

Tucson, Arizona

Fountain of Life Lutheran Church, 710 S. Kolb, Tucson, AZ
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
CeCe Moore will be presenting:
The Power of DNA
Autosomal DNA
Using Mitochondrial DNA and x-DNA
Jefferson-Hemmings: Revealing the Truth through DNA

24-26 May 2018


London, UK

The EuroSciCon will be holding its CPD accredited Clinical Cardiology May 24-26, 2018 London, UK. The theme of this year's meeting is "Leading edge in the field of Cardiology" which will provide an international platform for discussion of present and future challenges in cardiac diseases, prevention and treatment of myocardial abnormalities, new inventions in technology. World-leading health practitioners, clinicians, educators and researchers will present cutting-edge and practical clinical techniques based upon widely accepted evidence and will introduce new and emerging research. The registration prices for the mentioned conference are €399 for students, €599 for academics and €699 for business.

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