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GRIP is Utilizing a New Technological Registration Procedure

The following was received from my friend, Elissa Scalise Powell, CG , CGL: Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) is a very popular “summer camp for genealogists” that is held on the campus of La Roche College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Last year 205 students from 40 states and 3 countries attended seven classes in Pittsburgh. Having […]

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The BYU Family History Technology Workshop February 10, 2014

Now that I know that I’ve survived the “2015-extraordinary-flu,” and I will be attending RootsTech, FGS, and the Innovator Summit, I’ve added the BYU Family History Technology Workshop to my schedule. It will be held at the conference center on the BYU campus in Provo the day before the Innovator Summit. The program looks interesting. […]

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Call for Presentations at the Ogden, Utah Family History Conference

I recently received the following announcement and invitation from Shelley Felt. I can’t make it this year, as I’ve moved to Washington State, and am no longer presenting at Saturday seminars. However, my guess is that some of my readers may be interested – either in presenting, exhibiting, and just attending the Conference. Announcement and […]

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2015 FGS Conference Early Registration Discount Extended Thru Monday, January 26 #Genealogy

The following is from FGS: January 23, 2015 – Austin, TX. The early registration discount for the 2015 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference has been extended to midnight (MST), Monday, January 26. This extension allows three more days to register at $159 for the full four days of the conference coming up February 11–14 in […]

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Laura Bush and Daughter Jenna to Keynote RootsTech 2015

Former First Lady Laura Bush and Daughter Jenna Bush Hager to headline RootsTech, see the details in this press release:   Laura Bush and Daughter Jenna to Keynote RootsTech 2015 RootsTech 2015 attendees will get to hear firsthand how one of the nation’s most famous families celebrates their family across generations. RootsTech, the largest family […]

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Registration Opens for the 2015 CSI-Genealogy

The following letter was sent out to announce registration for the 2015 event:   Fellow genealogists: Carl Sandburg College is excited to announce that registration for the 2015 CSI-Genealogy is continuing in our four classes taught by Cyndi Ingle, Debbie Mieszala, Michael John Neill, and Teresa Steinkamp McMillin. We’d love it if you could share […]

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German Studies part of Pre-Conference day of events

Press release from NGS:   German Studies: Understanding German Records and Methodology will be held on Tuesday, 12 May 2015, during the Pre-Conference day of events. More Americans claim German ancestry than any other nationality. If you are one of those researchers with German ancestry, do not miss this singular opportunity to expand your knowledge […]

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Nathan Furr, Ph.D., Author of The Innovator’s Method, to Headline RootsTech Innovator Summit

The following press release was sent out by FamilySearch:   RootsTech – February 12-14, 2015 Nathan Furr, Ph.D., Author of The Innovator’s Method, to Headline RootsTech Innovator Summit Nathan Furr at Innovator Summit One of the world’s leading authors and recognized experts in innovation and entrepreneurship will be part of the largest family history conference […]

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Registration Open for the NGS Conference in St. Charles, Missouri May 13-16, 2015

We will be heading for the NGS conference in St. Charles, Missouri this next May. It’s now time to get registered. The following news release is from the National Genealogical Society: Registration is now open for the National Genealogical Society’s thirty-seventh annual family history conference, Crossroads of America, which will be held 13–16 May 2015 […]

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American Idol Finalist David Archuleta & Studio C to Perform at RootsTech 2015

The following press release is from FamilySearch: SALT LAKE CITY, 19 November 2014 — American Idol finalist David Archuleta is teaming up with the popular comedy sketch group Studio C from BYUtv to perform at RootsTech, the largest family history conference in the world happening February 12–14, 2015. The two talents will be performing at […]

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Online Program & PDF Registration Brochure For NGS 2015 Conference Now Online

The following is from NGS: A fully searchable conference program for the NGS 2015 Family History Conference is now available online at http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/agenda/. The theme of the thirty-seventh NGS Family History Conference is Crossroads of America. NGS varies the theme and geographic location of its conference annually and brings together thousands of genealogists and family […]

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Alex Boye & Quarter-Finalists from NBC’s America’s Got Talent Joining RootsTech 2015

The following news release is from FamilySearch and RootsTech 2015. This may not have a lot to do with genealogy, but the music is fantastic! Click on the illustration to check it out. Popular musician and YouTube sensation Alex Boye is teaming up with the stars of his popular “Let It Go” YouTube cover, the […]

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Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) 2015 Dates

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 […]

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FGS 2017 Conference to be Held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The following excerpt is from the October 29, 2014 FGS Voice. FGS 2017 To Be Held Aug 30—Sep 2 in Pittsburgh, PA with Local Co-host Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and local co-host Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society (WPGS) have announced the FGS 2017 National Conference will be held August 30—September […]

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A. J. Jacobs to be a Keynote Speaker at RootsTech 2015

The following is from FamilySearch & RootsTech 2014: What do George and Barbara Bush, Daniel Radcliffe, Abraham Lincoln, and Gwyneth Paltrow have in common? They’re all cousins of RootsTech 2015 keynote speaker A.J. Jacobs! We are excited to announce that best-selling author, Esquire magazine editor, and founder of the Global Family Reunion, A.J. Jacobs will […]

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