The National Genealogical Society’s Annual Conference is coming right up! I am honored to be going to present three lectures among a wide variety of very talented speakers. The conference is being held in Grand Rapids, Michigan from 2-5 May 2018. If you are unable to attend in person, NGS just announced their live stream schedule option. You can read the full release with sign-up instructions and fees here.
The schedule is as follows:
- Thursday, 3 May 2018: Viewers will be able to stream five lectures from 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., including:
- Reasonably Exhaustive Research of African American Ancestors who came out of Slavery—LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG®
- The Price of Loyalism: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary War—Terry Koch-Bostic
- The Y-DNA Test Should be Your Favorite—Diahan Southard
- Your Cousins are Your Secret Weapon—Angie Bush
- Native American DNA: Separating Fact from Fiction—Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD
- Friday, 4 May 2018: Five BCG Skillbuilding lectures will be live streamed from 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., including:
- History, Records, and Context: Researching the Locations Your Ancestors Lived—Angela Packer McGhie, CG
- Samuel Witter vs. Samuel Witter: Separating Same-Name Soldiers, War of 1812—Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGLSM, FASG, FNGS, FUGA
- Using Indirect and Negative Evidence to Prove Unrecorded Events—Thomas Wright Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA
- A Matter of Standards: DNA and the GPS—Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
- Deeper Analysis: Techniques for Successful Problem Solving—Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL
Details about the live stream program, plus additional conference recordings, can be found on the PlaybackNGS Website.
If you’d like to attend, but can’t make it in person, this is a wonderful opportunity to attend from home.