Hotel Reservations Now Open for the FGS 2017 Genealogy Conference in Pittsburgh

If you are on Facebook and other social media, you saw the great education and fun many genealogists had at the annual Federation of Genealogical Societies’ conference that was held last week in Springfield, Illinois. I attended the three evening events and three luncheons. It was a wonderful time and I heard many people saying […]

Time for the SCGS Genealogy Jamboree

On June 1, I am off to Burbank, California for the Southern California Genealogical Society’s annual event known as Jamboree. Are you going? The great SCGS volunteers will still take your Jamboree registration “at the door.” For details: If you aren’t able to attend, be sure to check out which sessions are live-streamed for […]

Celtic Roots? This is the summer conference for you!

The clock is ticking! The Celtic Connections Conference ’16, August 5-6 in Minneapolis, is less than three months away, and you have less than a couple weeks to get the discounted registration fee of $150 for both conference days. This low rate is available only until May 31, so it’s time to get serious about […]

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 […]