Global RootsTech Conference Announces Free Online Broadcast Schedule

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The following is from RootsTech:

SALT LAKE CITY, 29 January 2016 — RootsTech, the world’s largest family history and technology conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 4-6, 2016, announced today that 15 of its popular sessions will be broadcast live and complimentary over the Internet. The live broadcasts will give those unable to attend in-person worldwide a sample of this year’s conference content. Interested viewers can watch the live presentations at RootsTech.org. Saturday’s Family Discovery Day sessions will be broadcast live on LDS.org.

The streamed RootsTech sessions include the general sessions and a sampling of technology and family history presentations. Following are the broadcasted sessions and speakers. All times are in Mountain Standard Time (MST):

RootsTech Streaming Schedule (RootsTech.org Thursday, February 4; Friday, February 5; Saturday February 6, 2016)
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Family Discovery Day Streaming Schedule (LDS.org Saturday, February 6, 2016)
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About RootsTech
RootsTech, hosted by FamilySearch, is a global conference celebrating families across generations, where people of all ages are inspired to discover and share their memories and connections. This annual event has become the largest of its kind in the world, attracting tens of thousands of participants worldwide.

NGS Announces a New Cloud-Based Course: Researching Your World War I Ancestors

The following is from NGS:

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ARLINGTON, VA, 01/27/2016 — The National Genealogical Society (NGS) announces the release of its newest Continuing Genealogical Studies course, Researching Your World War I Ancestors. In this cloud-based, nine-module, self-paced course, genealogists obtain an introduction to WWI research. Modules cover topics such as “Locate and Understand Records of Units,” “Serial Numbers and Unit Identification,” and “Obtaining Copies of World War I Personnel Records.” Also included are examples, citations, references, self-graded quizzes, and a comprehensive glossary.

Craig Roberts Scott, CGSM, FUGA, developed Researching Your World War I Ancestors for NGS. A nationally recognized lecturer, educator, and genealogical and historical researcher, he has more than thirty years’ experience and specializes in the diverse military records at the National Archives.

Researching Your World War I Ancestors is one of a number of cloud-based NGS courses that offers the convenience of completing a genealogy course over a period of months at any location and at any time. It is available for $45.00 for members and $70.00 for nonmembers. For further information or to purchase the course, visit NGS Continuing Genealogical Studies.

Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogical education, exemplary standards of research, and the preservation of genealogical records. The Arlington, Virginia, based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian, seeking excellence in publications, educational offerings, and guidance in research. It also offers many opportunities to interact with other genealogists.

NGS Launches Its Newest Course – Genetic Genealogy: Autosomal DNA Course

The following news release is from the National Genealogical Society:

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ARLINGTON, VA, 9 DECEMBER, 2015— The National Genealogical Society (NGS) proudly announces the release of its newest Continuing Genealogical Studies course, Genetic Genealogy:Autosomal DNA.

Autosomal DNA comprises twenty-two of the twenty-three pairs of chromosomes, excluding the one pair of sex chromosomes. These matched pairs of chromosomes are called autosomes and contain a comprehensive record of a person’s genetic ancestry. Genetic Genealogy:Autosomal DNA is a seven-module, cloud-based course that focuses primarily on concepts and techniques for genetic genealogy. It also introduces the concepts covering the analysis of the data, no matter how the data is accessed or which tools are used to analyze the data.

The course was developed byDebbie Parker Wayne, cgsm, a nationally recognized lecturer, educator, and full-time researcher experienced in using DNA analysis and traditional techniques for genealogical research. Her DNA research focuses on client projects and on research into her own family project that includes Y‑DNA, mtDNA, X‑DNA, and autosomal DNA studies. Her traditional genealogical research focuses on Texas, the Southwest, and the Southern U.S.

In addition to being a full-time board-certified genealogist, Wayne is a trustee for the BCG Education Fund and is the Texas State Genealogical Society’s DNA Project Chair. Her publications include a column in NGS Magazine on using DNA analysis for genealogical research. She coordinates and teaches comprehensive, interactive genetic genealogy courses on how to interpret and apply DNA test results to genealogical research at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) and the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR).

Genetic Genealogy:Autosomal DNA is available for $60.00 for members and $85.00 for nonmembers. For further information or to purchase the course, visit NGS Continuing Genealogical Studies.

NGS courses are cloud-based courses that offer you the convenience of completing a genealogy course at your own pace, at any location, at any time. The Continuing Genealogical Studies courses help you expand your knowledge of specific subjects, including:

  • Genetic Genealogy, the Basics
  • Introduction to Civil War Research
  • Researching Your Revolutionary War Ancestors
  • NGS American Genealogical Studies offers a comprehensive program of courses structured to help you develop essential research skills. These include:

    • The Basics
    • Guide to Documentation and Source Citation
    • Beyond the Basics

    Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogical education, exemplary standards of research, and the preservation of genealogical records. The Arlington, Virginia-based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian seeking excellence in publications, educational offerings, and guidance in research. It also offers many opportunities to interact with other genealogists.

    [1]“CG”, “Certified Genealogist”, “CGL”, and “Certified Genealogist Lecturer” are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, and are used under license by authorized associates following periodic, peer-reviewed competency evaluations. The board name is registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office.

    CAFG Announces Scholarship Covering 50% of Tuition to the 2016 Forensic Genealogy Institute

    The following was received from Leslie Lawson:

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    Hands-on Forensic Genealogy Event More than 65% Filled; Seats at FGI Expected to Sell Out Soon

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Dallas, Texas – November 4, 2015 – The Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG) is now accepting applications for a $225 scholarship to the 5th Annual Forensic Genealogy Institute (FGI), to be held March 10-12, 2016, at The Menger Hotel at the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. Registration is now open at http://www.forensicgenealogists.org/institute/. Tuition for each course is $445, and the scholarship covers more than 50% of that fee.

    “The scholarship to CAFG’s Forensic Genealogy Institute is intended to ease the financial burden of advanced, professional education,” says Leslie Lawson, CAFG President. “The scholarship gives up-and-coming forensic/genetic genealogists the opportunity to advance their career and increase their skills.”

    FGI 2016 will be the first ever hands-on seminar offering of forensic genealogy for intermediate and advanced genealogists. Each FGI course offers 20 hours of instruction by expert forensic and genetic genealogists in just three days, minimizing travel costs and time away from family and work. Seats are limited at FGI, and registration is already more than 65% full, so early registration is encouraged.

    Scholarship Application Process
    The FGI scholarship is open to all FGI 2016 registrants. Individuals interested in financial assistance to attend the institute should send a request of not more than 400 words to institute@forensicgenealogists.org explaining how they feel receiving the FGI Scholarship might best help them and the field of forensic genealogy. Applications are due Friday, December 4, 2015. The scholarship recipient will receive a partial tuition refund of $225.

    Those wanting to apply for the scholarship but who have not yet registered for FGI can do so online at http://www.forensicgenealogists.org/institute/ before submitting their application.

    Brand-New, Advanced Training
    FGI 2016 features two brand-new, concurrent courses designed for intermediate and advanced forensic genealogists:
    Thursday all attendees will participate in Marketing Workshop: Taking Charge, Blogging, and Connecting with Influencers with Marian Pierre-Louis; Professional Forensic Business Workshop with Michael S. Ramage, JD, CGSM

    Friday and Saturday attendees will be in their chosen classes:
    • Forensic Genealogy Practicum
    • Advanced DNA Practicum

    Advanced DNA Practicum will be taught by renowned genetic genealogists CeCe Moore and Bethany Waterbury, DVM, the “Advanced DNA Practicum” course allows attendees to have the opportunity to work through real-life case studies. (Prerequisites for this class can be found at http://www.forensicgenealogists.org/institute/)

    Full course details are available at http://www.forensicgenealogists.org/institute/.

    The “Forensic Genealogy Practicum” offers practical, real-life experience. Students will leave the course having written a marketing plan and a contract for their business. They will work a real forensic case from start to finish and be introduced to genetic genealogy.

    Courses are expected to fill, so early registration is encouraged at https://fgi2016.eventbrite.com.

    About CAFG
    Established in 2011, the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG) is a business league with a professional membership dedicated to the advancement of forensic genealogy, which is research, analysis, and reporting in cases with legal implications. CAFG promotes high standards of professional and ethical conduct, provides education and training opportunities, and assists in professional development though mentorship, full membership, credentialing, and awarding of fellowships. Learn more at www.forensicgenealogists.org.

    The Family History Library Announces Free Classes for September 2015

    The following is from FamilySearch:

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    These classes and workshops are designed to help individuals and families find their ancestors and teach others family history techniques.

    Sep 3 – 11:00 A.M. British Resources on findmypast

    1:00 P.M. British Resources on Ancestry.com

    Sep 5 – 1:00 P.M. Recursos en línea además de FamilySearch.org

    Sep 10 – 1:00 P.M. United States Civil War Records

    6:00 P.M. Descendancy Research Webinar

    Sep 17 – 11:00 A.M. British Resources on FamilySearch.org

    11:00 A.M. Czech Online Church Records Webinar

    1:00 P.M. Key Websites for British Research (Besides the “Big 3”)

    Sep 19 – 10:00 A.M. Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge (1½ hours) To register, call 1-801-240-4673 at least one week before the workshop to ensure requirements are met before attending.

    1:00 P.M. Conozca el sitio PARES

    2:00 P.M. Protocolos notariales

    3:00 P.M. ¿No hay otros registros?

    Sep 22 – 1:00 P.M. Newspaper Research

    Sep 24 – 6:00 P.M. United States City Directories Webinar

    Click on this link to access the Live Online Classes. Or go to FamilySearch.org; click on Search; select Wiki. Type Family History Library andchoose the top entry. Click on 2.2 Live Online Classes for details; scroll to find the desired class.

    ABOUT FAMILYSEARCH
    FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Guests may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    NGS Announces a New Course in the American Genealogical Studies Series: Beyond the Basics

    The following is from NGS:

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    ARLINGTON, VA, August 17, 2015: The National Genealogical Society proudly announces the release of its newest American Genealogical Studies course, Beyond the Basics. This course joins The Basics and Guide to Documentation and Source Citation in the series of online courses developed by NGS to help those interested in discovering their roots.

    Beyond the Basics offers advanced genealogical training. During the course, you will learn how to conduct a more systematic genealogical investigation as you build your family tree. Its modules are designed to challenge you as you learn how to read, write, decipher, and cite numerous genealogical documents. You will expand your proficiency by collecting, interpreting, analyzing, and evaluating genealogical information. You also will hone your skills as you write genealogical reports.

    The course contains five modules that contain information, videos, examples, self-correcting quizzes, a glossary, a topic reference list, and a final written assignment, which is graded by a professional genealogist. The modules are:

    • Module 1 – Evidence Analysis
    • Module 2 – The Library: A Research Repository
    • Module 3 – The Federal Population Schedules
    • Module 4 – FamilySearch.org
    • Module 5 – Civil Registration Records

    Beyond the Basics is the third course in the American Genealogical Study series. Registration requires students to successfully complete both The Basics and Guide to Documentation and Source Citation within the year before signing up for Beyond the Basics.

    Beyond the Basics is available for $175.00 for members and $200.00 for non-members. The Basics andGuide to Documentation and Source Citation are available individually or as a bundle. For further information or to view the syllabus, visit the NGS website at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/ags_beyondthebasics .

    The courses of the NGS American Genealogical Studies are presented through anonline cloud-based learning management system. To take advantage of this system, you need either a computer or tablet with an internet connection and an updated standard browser. Please refer to the NGS website for specific computer and software needs.

    Ancestry Academy Adds Four New Courses

    The following is from Ancestry.com:

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    Ancestry Academy’s online course library continues to grow with these four new courses taught by experts in the genealogy community. Come check them out!

    The Mystery of Manuscripts, with Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG℠, CGL℠, FUGA
    Manuscripts and other original documents can provide information not found anywhere else, but they can also be difficult to locate. In this course, Pamela Boyer Sayre will teach you how to distinguish manuscripts from other records, find repositories with manuscript collections, and use finding aids to locate rare manuscripts with information relevant to solving tough research problems.
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    Tracing French-Canadian Ancestors and Learning Their Stories, with David Ouimette, CG℠, CGL℠
    Guided by instructor David Ouimette, you’ll learn how to find your French-Canadian ancestors as he covers subjects like naming conventions and how to trace U.S. immigrants to their parishes of origin in Quebec. He’ll also teach you how to use and decipher records relevant to your French-Canadian ancestors, as well as introduce you to major websites that will help you the most in your research.
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    How Do I Know When I Am Right? with Anne Gillespie Mitchell
    In How Do I Know When I Am Right? Anne Gillespie Mitchell will teach you how to determine when you are right about the facts and events of your ancestors’ lives. She’ll walk you through some basic steps you can follow to help you decide whether you’ve found the answer or if you need to search further.
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    Seek and Ye Shall Find: Become an Ancestry Search Expert, with Anne Gillespie Mitchell
    In this course, you’ll learn how to get the most out of the Ancestry collections and ensure your searches are as effective as possible. Anne Gillespie Mitchell will not only show you how to create a search plan and control your results as you search Ancestry, but she’ll also discuss the different advantages of doing targeted versus global searches of records on Ancestry.
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    Find these courses and more on Ancestry Academy!

    Family History Library Announces Free Webinar Classes for July 2015

    The following is from FamilySearch:

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    These classes and workshops are designed to help individuals and families find their ancestors and teach others family history techniques.

    July 2 – 7:00 P.M. Danish Church Records: Feast Days Webinar.

    July 9 – 6:00 P.M. United States Naturalization Webinar.

    July 13-17 – Wales Research Series Webinars will be held Monday through Friday at 1:00 P.M. Classes include: “Welsh Naming Patterns,” “Wales Maps and Gazetteers,” “Wales Online Websites,” “Wales Anglican and Nonconformist Church Records,” and “Wales Probate Records.”

    July 18 – 9:15 A.M.–12:15 P.M. Danish Research Series Webinars. Classes include: “Danish Probate Record Research,” “Accessing Danish Probate Records: Online and Microfilm,” and “Probate Records: Extracting Genealogical Information.”

    10:00 A.M. Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge (1½ hours) To register, call 1-801-240-4673 at least one week prior to the workshop to find out which requirements should be completed before attending.

    1:00 P.M. Fuentes en FamilySearch Webinar.

    July 23 – 6:00 P.M. Beginning LDS Research Webinar.

    Webinars can be accessed by going to FamilySearch.org; click Search; select Wiki. Type Family History Library and choose the top entry. Click on 2.2 Live Online Classes for details; scroll to find desired classes.

    Ancestry Launches Ancestry Academy – Educational Video Courses for Family History Researchers

    The following news release is from Marketwired:

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    New Resource Will Feature High-Quality Video Courses Spanning a Variety of Family History Topics; Expert Guidance to Help Experts and Novices Alike

    PROVO, UT–(Marketwired – April 22, 2015) – Ancestry, the world’s leading family history service, has launched Ancestry Academy, a new educational resource that offers high-quality video instruction from family history and genealogy experts. Covering a wide range of topics of interest in family history research, including Native American ancestry, online US census research, and DNA testing, this new educational content will help anyone, no matter their knowledge, better research and understand their family’s unique history.

    “Whether you are just beginning your family history research or an expert genealogist, nearly anyone can learn something new from the terrific lineup of expert instructors featured on Ancestry Academy,” said Laura Prescott, Director of Ancestry Academy. “Our goal is to deliver the best online video instruction library of family history courses to as many people as possible to provide an educational and rewarding experience while researching their family history.”

    Ancestry Academy courses are divided into smaller lessons enabling self-paced learning, and an easy to use navigation helps members identify topics within a course simply. There is also an opportunity to evaluate your proficiency on a subject through optional tests available after completion of a course.

    “Ancestry Academy is a natural next step in our effort to provide the best in education and resources for people interested in researching their family history,” said Brian Hansen, Vice President of Emerging Businesses at Ancestry. “This new resource, combined with the Ancestry Learning Center and other educational content on Ancestry.com, will provide quality family history education to help every person discover, preserve and share their family history.”

    While premium courses will help educate on some of the more popular how-to conversations in family history research, other courses on Ancestry products and websites will also be available free of charge for anyone with a registered account to Ancestry.com.

    Currently, there are 15 courses available on Ancestry Academy, with plans for new courses to be added each month on an ongoing basis. Unlimited access to all Ancestry Academy courses is available for $11.99 a month, $99.99 a year, or as part of the Ancestry World Explorer Plus subscription.

    To learn more about Ancestry Academy, visit www.ancestryacademy.com.

    Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) 2015 Dates

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    Lori A. Northrup, MLIS, Associate Dean, and Director, Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research at the Samford University Library sent a note with the dates for IGHR 2015.

    The Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) at the Samford University Library will be held June 7-12, 2015. They have recently updated their web site. Their new web address is http://samford.libguides.com/ighr .

    Virtual PMC 2015 Registration Now Open

    The following is from APG:

    Registration is now open for the 2015 Virtual Professional Management Conference at https://virtualpmc2015.eventbrite.com.

    The largest Virtual PMC to date offers TWO full days — that’s 9 total sessions — of PMC’s must-have instruction streamed live to your computer or mobile device. Choose from the full Virtual PMC line up, one-day only, or individual sessions. All registrations include 3-month’s access to recordings of the same sessions!

    THE VIRTUAL PMC LINE UP

    Thursday, 8 January 2015

    • 10:45-11:45am MST — Taxes and the Professional Genealogist, James M. Beidler
    • 1:15-2:15pm MST — Finding the Law, Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL
    • 3:00-4:00pm MST — Mind Maps for Genealogy, Ron Arons, MBA
    • 4:15-5:15pm MST– DNA and Genealogical Proof, Angie Bush, MS

    Friday, 9 January 2015

    • 8:15-9:15am MST — Get Paid for Your Passion: Setting Fees, Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL
    • 9:30-10:30am MST — Finding Your Niche: Matching Passion, Professionalism & Pecuniary Interest, James M. Beidler
    • 10:45-11:45am MST — How to Have Difficult Conversations with Clients and Colleagues, Christina Grover
    • 1:15-2:15pm MST — Time Management: Successfully Balancing the Demands of Our Many “Clients,” Angela Packer McGhie
    • 3:00-5:15pm MST — Genealogy Professionals Needed: Help Adoptees Discover their Genealogical Roots with DNA (workshop), CeCe Moore

    Visit www.apgen.org/conferences/classes.html for class descriptions and speaker bios.

    Register now for Virtual PMC 2015 at https://virtualpmc2015.eventbrite.com

    REGISTRATION BUNDLES
    Create a Virtual PMC package to meet your development needs! Choose from full-conference or single-day options or select only the individual sessions that you want to view. You will receive access to the live streaming of the sessions you register for as well as 3-months’ access to recordings of those same session. (Recordings will be available online beginning 5 February 2015.)

    The Virtual PMC 2015 registration packages are:

    Full VPMC — Thursday and Friday
    Gives you access to all 9 Virtual PMC classes streamed live on Thursday 8 January 2015 and Friday 9 January 2015, a downloadable PDF of the full conference syllabus, and 3 months of access to recordings of all 9 sessions.

    Thursday Only
    Get access to the 4 Virtual PMC classes streamed live on Thursday 8 January 2015, a downloadable PDF of the full conference syllabus, and 3 months of access to recordings of all 4 sessions.

    Friday Only
    Access to the 5 Virtual PMC classes streamed live on Friday 9 January 2015, a downloadable PDF of the full conference syllabus, and 3 months of access to recordings of all 5 sessions.

    DNA Bundle
    Gives you access to Angie Bush’s “DNA and Genealogical Proof” on Thursday, January 8, and CeCe Moore’s “Genealogy Professionals Needed: Help Adoptees Discover Their Genealogical Roots with DNA” workshop on Friday, January 9, syllabus materials for both presentations, and 3 months of access to the recordings of the 2 sessions.

    Live Streaming of Individual Sessions
    Receive access to the live stream of a specific individual session, syllabus materials for the individual session, and 3 months of access to the recording of the individual session.

    PMC Digital Syllabus
    You can also purchase a downloadable version of the PMC 2015 Syllabus. The syllabus is available only with a purchase of a VPMC session or bundle. Some VPMC registrations include a full digital syllabus, see descriptions above. Please note that download is not immediate, a link will be sent to you via email.

    Register for Virtual PMC today at https://virtualpmc2015.eventbrite.com.

    Virtual PMC registration is a benefit of APG membership and is open only to members of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Virtual PMC registration closes 6 January 2015.

    Click here to learn more about APG membership and to apply online. I’ve been a member for over 30 years, and recommend it to my readers.

    Genealogical Proof Standard Classes Offered at the Iowa Genealogical Society

    The following was received from Kevin Spire:

    Do you want to start researching your family history? Get started on the right foot by taking classes at the Iowa Genealogical Society. Along with a free Beginning Genealogy class offered once a month, IGS will be offering a series of classes on Genealogical Proof Standard. Orientation for the GPS class is Sept. 6, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at IGS. Call 515-276-0287 or check our website, www.iowagenealogy.org for more information.

    Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy Registration Opens Saturday

    The following is from SLIG:

    Be ready to register at 9:00 a.m. (MT) Saturday, June 14 at www.slig.ugagenealogy.org!

    The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy is a week-long intensive educational experience that takes students deep into their track of choice. Instead of a breadth of topics, like a conference, this institute brings you a depth of knowledge. Come and enjoy a week of learning with the nation’s top genealogy educators just steps from the Family History Library.

    Tracks this year include:

    • The Family History Law Library
    • Beyond the Library: Researching in Original Resource Repositories
    • Advanced Genealogical Methods
    • Finding Immigrant Origins
    • Advanced German Research
    • Advanced Research Tools: Post-War Military Records
    • Resources & Strategies for United States Research, Part I
    • From Confusion to Conclusion: Writing Proof Arguments
    • Getting Started with Genetic Genealogy
    • Advanced DNA Analysis
    • Diving Deeper into New England
    • Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum

    Find more information at www.slig.ugagenealogy.org.

    National Genealogical Society Announces Post-Conference Viewing of Ten Sessions

    The following is from the National Genealogical Society:
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    Arlington, VA, 15 May 2014: The National Genealogical Society (NGS) announces that registration for post-conference viewing of ten lectures from the NGS 2014 Family History Conference which was recently held in Richmond, Virginia, will be extended through 31 May 2014. Over four hundred people signed up for live streaming before the conference and post- conference viewing is being made available at the request of many who did not learn about the live streaming before the conference.

    Details of the post conference program can be found on the NGS Conference website at http://www.playbackngs.com/774-ngs-streaming-packages.html. NGS has selected some of the most popular topics and nationally known speakers for the two featured tracks. Registrants for the recorded sessions can select either track or the bundled package that includes both tracks.

    Track One: Records and Research Techniques. Learn about best practices and research sources.
    Track Two: Virginia Resources and Migration Patterns. Learn about Virginia

    Registration for post-conference viewing will close at 11:59 p.m., 31 May 2014.

    All registrants will receive an electronic version (PDF) of the NGS 2014 Family History Conference handout for each session. Registration is discounted for NGS Members with a checkout code.

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    You can view the sessions as many times as you want through 10 August 2014. NGS has selected PlayBackNow to provide the recorded sessions for later viewing. Instructions for viewing will be sent to registrants as they sign-up.

    Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogy education, high research standards, and the preservation of genealogical records. The Arlington, Virginia-based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian seeking excellence in publications, educational offerings, research guidance, and opportunities to interact with other genealogists.

    New Online Training Courses Being Offered at FamilySearch

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    FamilySearch is now offering some new free online training classes at their Learning Center.

    The following courses were announced at the FamilySearch Blog on May 13:

    Using Online Czech Records: Land Archives in Opava

    Family Tree in Spanish – Preguntas frecuentes sobre el Árbol Familiar

    Research classes for Spain and Latin America

    ¿Y ahora qué? Cómo hacer la investigación genealógica

    Encontré este registro ¿y ahora qué?

    Research class for Spain, Latin America, Mexico – Tesoros ocultos en los registros originales

    United States censuses:

    Lesson 1: The Federal Census—An Historical Overview

    Lesson 2: 20th Century Censuses, 1930-1900

    Lesson 3: Federal Population Schedules, 1890-1880

    Lesson 4: Federal Population Schedules, 1870-1850

    Lesson 5: Federal Population Schedule, 1840-1790

    An Introduction to Chinese research is also listed in the blog post, but as of today, the link does not work. Maybe later?