1 day till July 7 registration for SLIG 2019 including the Native American course

Saturday, July7th, is when registration opens for the 13-18 January 2019 edition of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. 15 courses, many instructors, hundred of students for sharing, 5 days of learning, the Family History Library, nearby, great transportation, and what more do you need?     Registration opens July 7, 2018 at: 8:00 am […]

Proud to be in the top ten for May from Legacy Family Tree Webinars

As much as I love sharing my knowledge and expertise at in-person institutes and seminars, the availability of doing webinars is another way to provide genealogy education. Legacy Family Tree provides many of these and also works with the Board for Certification of Genealogists to host some BCG webinars. I did one of these for […]

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy: Native American course and more!

The 2019 edition of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy is all planned and registration opens on July 7th! Finally we have a great Native American course led by Rick Fogarty, who is  a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation. Whether you are seeking general knowledge, tribal enrollment, or assisting others in this, you will […]

GRIP 2018 Packing List: Are you joining these great educational weeks?

I was asked to reprint my GRIP (Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh) packing list from past years. I am teaching the week of July 29-3 August in my intermediate level course at Amherst. People seem to know that I like to be prepared for just about anything. Of course, your packing list will differ depending […]

Scholarship opportunity for GRIP in Amherst, NY for “Intermediate Genealogy: Tools for Digging Deeper”

This scholarship opportunity for someone signing up for my course touches me in a special way that I bet no one from the Western New York Genealogical Society or the Genealogical Research of Pittsburgh directors will know. I have a distant connection to the WNYGS. The late June Partridge Zintz who was instrumental in the […]

5000 Volunteers Make Minnesota Proud at Fort Snelling National Cemetery

Fort Snelling National Cemetery is the resting place of my parents, parents-in-law, aunts, uncles, and other relatives and friends. This weekend 5000 volunteers placed American flags on each and every gravesite at the cemetery. I thank them for this enormous task. They all placed more than 200,000 flags. I know some genealogists who participated in […]

Follow up information to my 15 May webinar on Developing Good Research Habits

Thank you to my readers who joined me in yesterday’s webinar Developing Good Research Habits for the Board for Certification of Genealogists on Legacy Family Tree webinars.  Several inquiries (and my answers) at the end of my presentation might be of interest to others. I hope I answered everyone who contacted me by email, this […]

Repost: Some great basic genealogy guidebooks

As promised during the questions on tonight’s BCG webinar, here is the repost about a few guidebooks.   Genealogy guidebooks are an important part of our genealogical education.The list below is a sampling of basic genealogy guidebooks that are important to beginning and also for more advanced researchers.  If you are only checking online resources and […]