NGS Family History Conferences

Genealogy Events Calendar

Date Event Location
16 - 16 November 2019 MTGS 31st Annual Genealogical Seminar "Genealogy Meets Technology: Tools and Strategies for the Digital World" with Dick Eastman John P Holt BRENTWOOD LiBRARY, Brentwood TN

Join us for a great day of genealogy and technology, as Dick Eastman, author of the most popular online genealogy magazine in the world, presents these four great topics: Genealogy Searches on Google Using Online Genealogy Programs The Organized Genealogist Mobile Apps for GenealogyRegistration is now OPEN until November 9. Visit our Seminar page at for registration details.

02 November 2019 2019 Fall Seminar Germantown, Tennessee

Amy Johnson Crow is a Certified Genealogist with more than 20 years of experience helping people discover their family's history. She is an award-winning blogger, active lecturer, and author of the Modern Genealogy Made Easy website.  Her roots run deep in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states. She earned her Master’s degree in Library and Information Science at Kent State University.  Amy loves to help people discover the joys of learning about their ancestors and she thinks that there are few things better than a day in a cemetery.

Refund Policy: Full refund if request is received on or before October 17, 2019. A refund of the registration fee less $20 will be given for requests received between October 18, 2019, and November 1, 2019. No refunds for requests received the day of the seminar or later.

Deadline for Registration: Monday October 28, 2019

Limited Space Available

Doors open at 8:15 a.m.

Session Schedule

8:15 a.m. Registration

9:00 – 9:10 - Opening Remarks & Introduction

9:10 – 10:10 - Using Land Records Effectively

10:10 - 10:30 BREAK

10:30 - 11:30 - Ten Years is a Long Time: Census Substitutes for the In-between Years

11:30 - 12:30 p.m. - Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 - Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Using Occupational Records

1:30 - 1:50 - BREAK

1:50 - 2:50 - Desperately Seeking Susan: Finding Females

2:50 - 3:15 p.m. Q&A & Wrap-up 

29 October 2019 Family History Today: DNA and the Golden Rule – The Law and Ethics of Genetic Genealogy New York, New York

Date and Time: October 29, 6:30 PM

Location: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

Whose permission is needed to test a child or an adult unable to consent? Who owns our DNA? What can we disclose about a cousin who has tested? The rules of the road for the ethical challenges facing genealogists interested in using DNA evidence as part of their family history research. Learn how applying the Golden Rule can guide us through many if not most of the situations in which we as genetic genealogists find ourselves.

About the Speaker: The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a genealogist with a law degree who writes and lectures on topics ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. On the faculty of numerous genealogy institutes, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, from which she holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist® and Certified Genealogical Lecturer℠. Her award-winning blog is at

An ASL interpreter may be made available if requested in advance.

Tickets: or 800-838-3006 ($10 Regular; $5 Center for Jewish History/Partner members, seniors, and students). Note: Our programs frequently sell out. We strongly recommend purchasing tickets in advance. 

26 - 26 October 2019 Day with Judy Russell sponsored by ACGSI, The Genealogy Center, and the Doug & Joni Lehman Foundation Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne Indiana

The Legal Genealogist, Judy Russell will give four presentations on Saturday Oct. 26, 2019.  This is also a part of the Genealogy Center's Family History Month.  The Center will be open extra hours on Friday for researchers.  See our website for registration and more details.  

26 - 26 October 2019 FxGS Fall Fair Dunn Loring, Fairfax, VA

Fairfax Genealogical Society Fall Fair, "Are You a Hare or a Tortoise?--Is Haste Generating Waste in Your Genealogical Life?" Sharon Cook MacInnes, Ph.D., CG presents lessons to evaluate your past family research and tips to improve your future work. Sat., Oct 26, 9am - 2pm, at Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station, 2148 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring, Fairfax, VA. Free parking and handicapped accessible.Registration: FxGS members (by October 15), $35.00; Non-Members (by October 15), $45.00. Registrations by October 15 include box lunch. Late registrations or at door, plus $10.00. Further info about Fair and FxGS at

19 - 20 October 2019 Delmarva Genealogy & Heritage Conference Salisbury, Maryland

The inaugural Delmarva Genealogy & Heritage Conference will be held at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center on Oct. 19-20 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. eachday. Single day passes are $30 and two-day passes are $50.

19 - 19 October 2019 VCGS 2019 Annual Seminar Camarillo, California

Ventura County Genealogical Society

Presents our 2019 Annual Seminar

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Camarillo Public Library Community Room, 4101 E. Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA 93010

A one-day event featuring

John Philip Colletta, Ph.D.


Assembling and Writing a Narrative Family History, Parts 1 and 2

Our National Archives: The Astounding Institution and How to Use It

Lesser Used Federal Records

John Philip Colletta is one of America’s most popular lecturers in genealogy. He lectures nationally, teaches at local schools, and conducts programs for the Smithsonian Institution’s Resident Associate Program. He is a faculty member of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (University of Georgia, Athens) and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy.

For more information and register using PayPal online at

NOTE: You don’t need a PayPal account; your personal credit/debit card can be used.

19 - 19 October 2019 A Case Study: - A Complete Genealogy Starting From Nothing Santa Rosa, California

The Sonoma County Genealogical Society presents: A Case Study: - A Complete Genealogy Starting From Nothing, Steve Morse, creator of the One-Step Website, presents a case study using the One-Step Webpages as well as other websites to develop a family history. He will illustrate how, with a minimal amount of initial information, an entire genealogy can be obtained. Besides being a genealogist, Mr. Morse is best known as the architect of the Intel 8086 (the granddaddy of today's Pentium processor), which sparked the PC revolution nearly 40 years ago.Free Event at The Finley Center2060 West College Ave.Santa Rosa, CA.

12 - 12 October 2019 Ohio Chapter Palatines to America Fall Seminar 2019 Plain City, Ohio

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - Plain City, OhioOhio Chapter Palatines to America Fall
Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 Jefferson Avenue, U.S. Route 42, Plain City, Ohio Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Featured Speaker: James M. Beidler, Well-known genealogical author and lecturer.
Topics: Digging Pennsylvania Roots from your Desktop,German Immigration Waves: Contrasts and Sources, Mining the "Über-Sites" for German Ancestors,Pennsylvania German Church Records. Registration: $55, members $45; Deadline September 25, 2019 - after September 25: $65, members $55; No refunds after October 5, 2019. Fees include syllabus, seminar sessions, vendor showcase, Der Dutchman pastries, coffee and juice for breakfast and full Buffet lunch including Broasted Chicken and Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Noodles, Stuffing, Vegetables, Salad, Rolls, and DessertIf traveling from out of the area, we have a block of rooms for Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 500 Metro Place North, Dublin, OH 43017; 614-766-9900 – Group Code SMERF Register today! Use Pay Pal online at the website: Or: make check payable to Ohio Chapter – Palam and mail to: Joe Stamm, 3930 Lander Road, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022-1329, questions?

12 - 12 October 2019 Dallas Genealogical Society 2019 Fall Seminar Dallas, Texas

Dallas Genealogical Society is proud to present noted genealogist Jen Baldwin, speaking Oct.12 at our 2019 Fall Seminar.

She will present a day of lectures with the theme of Digging Deeper: Getting the Full Story.

The event will take place at the J. Erik Jonnson Central Library in Dallas, TX at 1515 Young St.
Register by July 29 to qualify for a discount.

Jen is currently the Acquisitions Manager for findmypast. She has written several articles for numerous genealogical publications, research guides for Legacy Quickguides, and is a course author for NIGS. She also hosts a Twitter genealogical conversation at #genchat.