New online benefit for FGS member societies

At its annual conferences, the Federation of Genealogical Societies has a special day offering presentations directed at the leaders of genealogical societies, other volunteers, and the members of those organizations. Not everyone knows that these presentations are also helpful in the running of other historical and ethnic organizations. The society technology lectures often help others seeking […]

So California Jamboree early bird discount ends soon

From the Southern California Genealogical Society: When the deadline alerts start, it must mean that we are getting close to showtime! Don’t miss out on early-bird discounts for the 2016 Southern California Genealogy Jamboree and the Genetic Genealogy2016 conferences. When the calendar page turns from April 23 to April 24, the discount will disappear. The […]

Springtime in Ohio! The OGS Conference

Have you signed up yet? The Ohio Genealogical Society Conferences are always great learning and networking events. The 2016 edition takes place at the Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, Ohio. That’s 25 miles north of Cincinnati. The dates are April 28-30 and I hope to see you there. Pre-conference activities on Wednesday, April 27 include […]

Celtic Roots Across America August 5-6, 2016 registration is now open

What better day than St. Patrick’s Day to announce that registration is open for the Celtic Connections Conference, to be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Park Place in St. Louis Park, Minnesota from August 5-6, 2016.  This event is for researchers at all levels interested in discovering their Irish, Scots-Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and Cornish […]

Fantastic genealogy grant for students 18-23 is available!

This news release was received from the Southern California Genealogical Society today. I have met some of the past winners at the SCGS Jamboree and they are great as is Denise Levenick. The Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Student Genealogy Grant Committee and the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree are pleased to announce the 2016 Student […]

Pittsburgh, Burbank, Rapid City, Springfield, Tacoma, Jamaica, and other places: Are you ready?

Creating and updating PowerPoint slides and handouts and then presenting at classes, institutes, conferences, and seminars is a time intensive endeavor. I strive to find record examples that pertain to place where I will be presenting the lecture. It’s a bit more difficult when doing a webinar that will be viewed by people around the […]

Early bird registration deadline for GRIP is May 15

A week of genealogy in a beautiful green campus setting. Interaction with other genealogists, classmates, and instructors. You never know who you will end up sitting next to in the classroom or in the cafeteria. I have seen friendships develop and even some ancestral matches made. The Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh is all that and […]