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FGS 2015 Alaskan Cruise
Friday, August 28 through Friday, September 4
FGS 2015 Alaskan Cruise  (FGS Events)
Alaska Inside Passage and Tracy Arm Fjord (Sawyer Glacier)
 
Spend 7 nights aboard Royal Caribbean's luxurious Jewel of the Seas. Round trip sailing from Seattle, Washington. Ports of call: Juneau and Skagway, Alaska; and Victoria, British Columbia.
 
Featuring
  • Genealogy sessions during days at sea
  • Engaging social events, game nights, and networking
  • Private dinner seating for fellowship with registered attendees
  • Exclusive historic land excursions
 
Book your cabin now at https://www.fgsconference.org/cruise/


Saturday, August 29
Middle TN Genealogical Society Workshop  (FGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
FiftyForward Knowles Center, 174 Rains Ave., Nashville, TN (across from the State Fairgrounds)
Program: "Learning the Legal Avenues in Genealogy" The Workshop will cover: wills, deeds, court records, tax records, guardianship records and other legal documents that will assist those working on Genealogy. Presenter: Paul R. White, Nashville attorney, and member of MTGS. He is an avid researcher in genealogy and historic topics. He has authored 2 Family Histories and won the MTGS Writer's Award for best article in the MTGS Quarterly Journal for 2012/2013. For more information, visit our website.
 



Friday, September 11 through Saturday, September 12
East Texas Genealogical Society Annual Fall Seminar  (FGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm to 3:30 pm
First Assembly of God Fellowship Hall, 5309 Rhones Quarters Rd, Tyler, Texas 75709
Speaker: John Sellers
For registration fees and box lunches information, contact Scott Fitzgerald at scottfitzgerald@tyler.net or 903-539-5572.
 


Saturday, September 12
Bucks County Genealogical Society Meeting & Workshop  (FGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Council Rock High School North Library, 62 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA
"Back 2 School 4 Genealogy - Free Online Research from A-Z"
Research with assistance on the library's computers or bring your own laptop. Free use of ancestry.com and tips from members on the latest technologies including DNA
Free admission - Open to the public
 


Saturday, September 12
Western New York Genealogical Society Fall Luncheon & Lecture featuring Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A., Author  (FGS Member Society Events)
10:30 am
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Central Library, Central Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 1 Lafayette
Join the Western New York Genealoical Society for this special event as Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A., freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized speaker, presents two member-selected lectures.

Morning Lecture: “The Write Stuff: Using Non-Fiction Writing Techniques To Write A Better Family History”

As genealogists, we often focus on facts and uncover so much information that our research produces nothing but boring lists. But do you really know what happened between the dashes of your ancestors’ lives? How can you share that information in a compelling and interesting way? This session will discuss how to use non-fiction writing techniques to produce a “can’t put down” family history that will keep the pages turning for generations.

Afternoon Lecture: “Packrat or Genealogist: Effective Methods For Organizing Your Family History Research”

Are you drowning in a sea of papers, documents, old photographs and other research materials? This presentation will cover how to organize family history documents, photographs, and more for quick retrieval. Traditional methods and computer technology will be featured along with the most effective ways for distributing and sharing this information with others.

Cost:
$16 for Members
$20 for Non-Members

Open to the public.
Seating is limited. Advance registration is required.

Registration Deadline: September 5, 2015
 


New York State Family History Conference
Thursday, September 17 through Saturday, September 19
New York State Family History Conference  (FGS Events)
441 Electronics Parkway in Liverpool, NY
 
The 2015 New York State Family History Conference will be three days long and consist of three concurrent tracts, and will run from Thursday, September 17, 2015 through Saturday, September 19, 2015. We will also be scheduling a pre-conference research day. Thursday's programming will be organized and hosted by FGS. The Conference will be held at the Syracuse/Liverpool Holiday Inn, located at 441 Electronics Parkway in Liverpool, NY.
 
Members of the Central New York Genealogical Society, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society will be eligible for discounted conference rates. We also encourage genealogical and historical societies to attend and are offering discounted exhibit space!
 
Societies reserve your discounted table here: http://www.nysfhc.org/exhibitors.html


Friday, September 18
Where They Walked: Working with Deeds (Webinar)  (FGS Member Society Events)
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
online
The North Carolina Genealogy Society presents a free live webinar with Kathy Gunter Sullivan, CG, discussing researching deeds, terminology, the variety of conveyances a research may encounter, analyzing details, and following clues to additional resources. Suitable for all genealogists.

Free Webinar Replay: 2-4 October 2015
 


Saturday, September 19
9th Annual Bucks County Ancestry Fair  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Bucks County Community College, Swamp Road, Newtown, PA
Admission includes Exhibitor Hall, three tracks of programs for beginners, general, and technology, raffle ticket to valuable prizes, and main event: "Your Roots Are Showing - Get the Scoop on the Goodnoe Family". Find out who they are!

Hosted by the Bucks County Genealogical Society & Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania
 


Saturday, September 19
Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society – Irish Genealogy Workshop – Focus on Ulster  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:15 am to 4:45 pm
Toronto, Ontario
Enjoy a full day of fascinating lectures on the people of Ulster from the 17th to the 20th centuries and learn about the resources available to find your Ulster ancestors. Lead speakers: Dr. William Roulston and Chris Paton.
 


Saturday, September 19
Ventura County Genealogical Society, September Program  (FGS Member Society Events)
1:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
"The Immigrant Genealogical Society and New Resources for German-American Research"

Gordon Seyffert is the vice president and editor of the Immigrant Genealogical Society in Burbank, CA. He began genealogy as his hobby starting in 1975, upon the death of his grandmother and his receipt of some news clippings concerning his great-grandfather. At first he was content merely to research his heritage in America, but eventually he realized that he no longer could ignore European research. Some two decades ago he began to teach himself the old German script so that he could see for himself how and where his German ancestors had lived. Since moving to California four years ago he has made it his personal challenge to convince others to follow his example, and “Research Beyond One’s Comfort Zone.” Come hear his views on where Germanic research is now headed, as well as case studies of German research problems.
 


Saturday, September 19
Middle TN Genealogical Society Meeting  (FGS Member Society Events)
1:00 pm
FiftyForward Knowles, 174 Rains Ave., Nashville, TN
Program: "Who were the Melungeons? A mysterious sect of people living in TN". Speaker: Gordon T. Belt, Director of Public Services for the TN State Library and Archives, founding editor and publisher of award-winning blog, "The Posterity Project" , and author of "John Sevier: TN First Hero".
 


Sunday, September 20
"Case Study: Genealogy of Renee Kaufman"  (FGS Member Society Events)
1:30 pm
B'nai Israel Congregation, Rockville, MD
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Washington presents:
Speaker: Dr. Stephen A. Morse
This lecture presents a case study illustrating how to transform minimal information into a detailed genealogy using One-Step Webpage tools and other websites. The presentation also teaches how to find records in spite of name misspellings, and how to analyze evidence to avoid accepting wrong information.

Steve Morse earned degrees in Electrical Engineering from the City College of NY, the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, and New York University. Architect of the Intel 8086 chip, he has worked for Bell Laboratories, IBM’s Watson Research Center, and GE Corporate Research and Development. He is also the founder and developer of the One-Step Webpages, used by genealogists worldwide, and co-author with Dr. Alexander Beider of the Beider-Morse Phonetic Name Matching Algorithm.
 



Friday, October 2 through Sunday, October 4
Where They Walked: Working with Deeds (Webinar)  (FGS Member Society Events)
online
Free Webinar Replay Offered by North Carolina Genealogical Society 2-4 October 2015. Where They Walked: Working With Deeds presented by Kathy Gunter Sullivan, CG.

Join Kathy Gunter Sullivan, CG, as she presents on researching deeds, discussing terminology, the variety of conveyances a research may encounter, analyzing details, and following clues to additional resources. Suitable for all genealogists.

Available free only to members after the replay.
 


Saturday, October 3
Maryland Genealogical Society Fall Seminar  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:30 am
Holiday Inn Laurel-West Hotel, 15101 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707
Identifying Your Ancestors and Telling Their Stories
 
Join the Maryland Genealogical Society for a day of four one-hour lectures by Dr. Thomas W. Jones, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS, and author of Mastering Genealogical Proof, a popular textbook on genealogical assessment and reasoning. Retired from a thirty-year career in higher education and professor emeritus at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., Tom works full time as a genealogical researcher, writer, editor, and educator. He has been a co-editor of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly since 2002, and coordinates advanced research and writing courses at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and Samford University’s Institute on Genealogy and Historical Research. He also teaches in Boston University’s Genealogical Certificate Program. He is known for his meaty lectures benefiting genealogists of all experience levels. We are pleased to welcome him to Maryland!

Lectures:
Solving the Mystery of the Disappearing Ancestor
Genealogists may be frustrated by not finding ancestors in the records and places where they logically expect them to be. This presentation will explain seven reasons why such ancestors seem to have disappeared, provide examples of each from actual case studies, and suggest strategies to help attendees find their elusive ancestors.

Missing Something? Getting the Most Out of Genealogical Evidence
Attendees will learn five ways to get more information from the genealogical sources they use: paying attention to all of the evidence in the sources; examining each source’s context; using an entire series; paying better attention to what is not in the source (using negative evidence); and combining sources to build a case.

Can a Complex Research Problem Be Solved Solely Online?
Step by step, attendees will suggest online sources and research strategies for tracing an ancestor who seems to disappear and reappear. The interactive case study will show both how such cases can be solved online and the limits of material online today.

Going Beyond Bare Bones: Reconstructing Your Ancestors’ Lives
Attendees will learn how to extract information from frequently used genealogical sources to create biographies that bring ancestors to life.

For a mail-in registration form or to register online visit
http://www.mdgensoc.org.


Sunday, October 4
Schertz Cibolo Valley Area Genealogist Family History Workshop  (FGS Member Society Events)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Schertz Library, Schertz, TX
Schertz Cibolo Valley Area Genealogist will host a free Family History Day to show the various means and methods of finding and preserving family stories and heirlooms. This event is open to everyone.
 


Saturday, October 10
Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia Fall Conference  (FGS Member Society Events)
Richmond, Virginia
Featuring J. Mark Lowe, CG.
 


Saturday, October 10
4th Annual Wichita Genealogical Society Conference  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:15 am to 4:00 pm
Eugene M Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E 29th St N., Wichita, Kansas
The featured speaker will be Diane C. Loosle.  She is an Accredited Genealogist® and a Certified Genealogist. She has a Bachelors degree in History with an emphasis in Family History and Genealogy and a Masters of Business Administration. She has worked for FamilySearch for the past twenty-one years as a British Reference Consultant, British Reference Unit Supervisor, Customer Experience Manager, FamilySearch Genealogical Community Services Manager, Director Genealogical Services and is currently the Director of the Family History Library and FamilySearch Centers worldwide.
 
We will also hear from Michelle Enke. She is the Local History Librarian at the Wichita Public Library for over 13 years, and manager of the Lawrence & Lucile Wulfmeyer Genealogy/Special Collections Center.  Michelle has a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Missouri and a Bachelor’s in History from Truman State University. 
 
Topics:
  • What Do We Care About?” by Diane C. Loosle
  • Family Search: “An Introduction to Who We Are, by Diane C. Loosle
  • “Off the Stacks and On the Web: Kansas Genealogy and History Online”, by Michelle Enke
  • Family Search: “Getting the Most out of The Website”, by Diane C. Loose                     
  • Family Search Wiki: “To the Rescue When It Gets Tricky”, by Diane C. Loosle
  • Family Search Memories: “Preserving Your Memories for the Future”, by Diane C Loosle
Light Breakfast and Lunch is included with paid registration.  Free Vendor Fair.
 


Saturday, October 17 through Sunday, October 18
Seattle Genealogical Society Fall Seminar 2015  (FGS Member Society Events)
 
Program: "The Family History Detective: Finding Solutions to Your Toughest Research Problems"
 
Speaker: Dr. Thomas W. Jones
 


Saturday, October 17
Ventura County Genealogical Society's Annual Seminar  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA 93010
Mark Your Calendar for the VCGS Annual Seminar
Saturday, October 17, 2015
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Featuring Sheila Benedict
Topics: Collecting, Recording, and Evaluating Research
Re-assess Your Data: Is It Quality Research or Grandma's Army Boots?
Case Studies in Forensic and Family Genealogy
Finding Your Irish (and other out-of-country) Ancestor

To view more information and to register go to: http://venturacogensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=329

Questions? Email: seminar@venturacogensoc.org


Saturday, October 17
Fresno County Genealogical Society Annual Seminar  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Clovis Veterans Memorial District 808 4th Street, Clovis, CA 93612, in the Liberty Ballroom
The Central Valley welcomes on of the premier genealogy speakers!

Fresno County Genealogical Society presents our 12th Annual Genealogy Seminar featuring Lisa Louise Cooke.

On Saturday, October 17,
2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with check-in beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Workshop topics:
How the Genealogist Can Remember Everything with Evernote,
Google Search Strategies for Common Surnames,
How to Reopen and Work on a Genealogical Cold Case,
Get the Scoop on Your Ancestors with Newspapers.

Pre-register on-line at by September 27th for the best price.
No registrations accepted after October 10th.

Registration confirmations will be
mailed and no refunds will be issued once you have registered. No registrations will be sold at the door.

Contact us at (559)600-6230 or seminarfcgs@gmail.com.
 


Saturday, October 17
Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealoical Society – Atlantic Canada Genealogy Workshop  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:30 am
Toronto, ON
Enjoy a full day of fascinating lectures on the people of Canada's four Atlantic provinces. Led by keynote speaker Terrence M. Punch of Halifax, with additional lectures by Roberta Clark and Terri Raymond, this workshop will explore the resources available to help you find your Atlantic ancestors. The focus will be on understanding the patterns and sources of immigration into the four Atlantic provinces over the past four hundred years as well as subsequent migrations from Atlantic Canada to other parts of Canada and to the United States.
 


Friday, October 23 through Saturday, October 24
Illinois State Genealogical Society 2015 Fall Conference  (FGS Member Society Events)
Hilton Chicago/Oak Lawn, 9333 S. Cicero Ave, Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453
Save the date and reserve your room today!
 


Saturday, October 24
2015 Annual Seminar – Johnson County Genealogical Society and Library  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:15 am to 4:00 pm
The Ritz Charles Event Center, 9000 West 137th Street, Overland Park, KS
 
Johnson County Genealogical Society is proud to present our speaker for 2015. George G. Morgan is the president of Aha! Seminars, Inc., and an internationally recognized genealogy expert who presents at local, state, national, and international genealogical conferences, webinars, and on cruises and tours. 
 
Topics for the seminar:
Bring 'Em Back to Life: Developing an Ancestor Profile
Dissect Obituaries for New Clues
Alterate Records You May Never Have Considered
Clues in the News: Your Ancestor in Community Context
 


Saturday, October 24
New Mexico Genealogical Society 55th Symposium  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Albuquerque, NM
What do you need in your genealogical toolbox in 2015? The NMGS one-day symposium will offer some 21st century tools to help elevate your genealogy research to the next level.

DNA, Timelines, Publishing, Evernote, Place Names
 


Saturday, October 24
Ohio Chapter 2015 PalAm Fall Seminar  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
445 Jefferson Ave, U.S. Rte 42, Plain City, OH 43064
 
Featured Speaker: Marianne Wokeck, native German author of Trade in Strangers; and Chancellor’s Professor of History, Indiana University.
 
Topics:
  • To Move or Not To Move: Transatlantic Relocation in the Age of Sail
  • Follow the Pioneers: Importance of Transatlantic Networks for Settlement Patterns
  • The Branding of "Other":  Defining and Re-Defining Ethnic Identity in the 18th Century
  • Preaching and Walking the Walk:  The Role of Minister's Households in Shaping Local Customs and Tradition
Fee including materials & Der Dutchman lunch: $49;  PalAm Members: $39 
 
Deadline for Early Registration is October 9, 2015;  After October 9 add $10  (non-members $59; members $49).
 
Register online by PayPal: http://www.oh-palam.org/ or send to: Linda Dietrich, 5422 Cindy Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45239, e-mail: ginnyp1958@att.net


Saturday, October 24
Genealogical Research at the Genesee County History Department: Opportunities and Resources with Co  (FGS Member Society Events)
10:30 am
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Central Library, Central Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 1 Lafayette
Join the Western New York Genealogical Society as Dr. Michael J. Eula, the Genesee County Historian, presents “Genealogical Research at the Genesee County History Department: Opportunities and Resources.”

The Genesee County History Department has a number of genealogical resources available to the general public. These resources include collections on specific families, New York State Censuses for various years, cemetery records, military records, obituary records, and church records. In this talk, Dr. Eula will discuss the specifics regarding what is available and how County staff can be of service. He will also discuss what is available not only for in-person research, but also what is available online via the History Department website.

Free To Attend. Public Welcome.
 


Friday, October 30 through Saturday, October 31
North Hills Genealogists' Fall 2015 Conference  (FGS Member Society Events)
Pittsburgh, PA
Fall Genealogy Conference
 
The North Hills Genealogists' Fall 2015 Conference will take place on 
Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31, 2015 in Pittsburgh, PA.
 
Highlights:
  • Two featured speakers: Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL and Michael J. Leclerc
  • Programs for beginning to advanced genealogists
  • Attend the entire conference or customize your schedule
Topics include:
   Friday – afternoon and evening
  • When Worlds Collide: Resolving Conflicting Evidence (Judy G. Russell)
  • Mechanics of Writing Your Family History (Michael J. Leclerc)
   Saturday – morning sessions
  • Genealogy 101: What Do I Do Next? (Michael J. Leclerc)
Using Old Documents in Your Research
Telling Your Family’s Story with Mocavo and Findmypast
  • Genealogy 102: Methodology (Judy G. Russell)
Polls, Personality and Property:  Making Sense of Tax Lists
Don't Forget the Ladies:  A Genealogist's Guide to Women and the Law
   Saturday – afternoon sessions
  • Where There Is - or Isn't - a Will
  • No Vitals?  No problem! Building a Family through Circumstantial Evidence
Online registration and additional information:


2015 TSGS Annual Family History Conference
Friday, October 30 through Sunday, November 1
2015 TSGS Annual Family History Conference  (FGS Member Society Events)
Austin, Texas
 
Save the Date!
The TSGS Annual Family History Conference will be in Austin, Texas
October 30 — November 1, 2015.
 
#TSGS2015
 



Saturday, November 7
Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society Fall Seminar  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Huntsville, Alabama
 
The Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society presents David Ouimette, CG, manager of content strategy at FamilySearch, genealogical lecturer, and author of Finding Your Irish Ancestors: A Beginner’s Guide. The theme of this day-long seminar is Pioneers and Patriots: Maximizing Technology for Genealogical Research. More information and registration information is available on the TVGS website. 
 


Saturday, November 7
Tennessee Genealogical Society Annual Fall Seminar  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Germantown Church of Christ located at 8723 Poplar Pike, Germantown, Tennessee
 
The Tennessee Genealogical Society is extremely proud to announce that renowned genealogist, D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS, will be the guest speaker for the Annual Fall Seminar to be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015.

D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS is the Director of Family History at Findmypast. Passionate about the future of family history, Joshua is a nationally known and recognizedD. Joshua Taylor genealogical author, lecturer, and researcher and a frequent speaker at family history events across the globe. Active in the genealogical community, Joshua is the current President for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including RootsTech’s Distinguished Presenter Award, the Federation of Genealogical Societies Award of Merit, and the Rubincam Youth Award from the National Genealogical Society. He holds an MLS (Archival Management) and an MA (History) from Simmons College and has been a featured genealogist on Who Do You Think You Are? with Sarah Jessica Parker, Kelly Clarkson, Ashley Judd, Reba McEntire, and Rob Lowe. At the present
time Joshua can be seen taking America through their past as a host on the popular PBS series Genealogy Roadshow.

Be sure to mark your calendars now and set aside that date for an exciting genealogical adventure!
 


Saturday, November 14
Conference for a Cause  (FGS Member Society Events)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Loveland, CO
First annual Conference for a Cause!
 
In 2015, the Larimer County Genealogical Society will be featuring nationally renowned genealogist and co-host of Genealogy Roadshow, D Joshua Taylor. This event will be a fundraiser for the War of 1812 Preserve the Pensions and the Friday’s Council Tree Chapter, NSDAR Historic Marker Project at Grandview Cemetery. Join LCGS for this all day seminar and an exploration of a variety of family history topics presented by Mr. Taylor.
 


Saturday, November 21
MTGS All-Day Genealogy Seminar with Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FNGS, FASG and FUGA  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
The Brentwood Library, Brentwood, TN
Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FNGS, FASG and FUGA, will present the MTGS 27th annual day-long seminar at The Brentwood Library. Elizabeth will present these four great topics:

- There’s No Such Thing As ‘Too Poor to Trace’!
- Using Evidence Creatively to Smash Brick Walls
- Okay, I ‘Got the Neighbors’: Now What Do I Do With Them?
- Margaret’s Baby’s Father & the Lessons He Taught Me (about Illegitimacies, Name Changes, and Burned Courthouses!)

Registration for the seminar opens September 1 and is limited to 170 attendees. Electronic copies of the seminar brochure and registration form will be available on the MTGS website, or via email request to info@mtgs.org beginning in August.

NEW THIS YEAR: Online payment will also be available, through PayPal via the MTGS website, beginning September 1.
 



Sunday, December 13
“U.S. Passenger Arrival Records, 1820-1930s: Sources and Strategies for Challenging Cases.”  (FGS Member Society Events)
1:30 pm
B'nai Israel Congregation, Rockville, MD
Speaker: John Philip Colletta, PhD

This lecture summarizes briefly the sources for finding the arrival record of a 19th- or 20th-century immigrant to America. It then elaborates on a variety of alternative sources and methods for overcoming particularly challenging issues that often hinder success, such as variant spellings of names, conflicting arrival dates, confusion of ship names, various ports of departure and arrival, and missing passenger manifests.

The event will culminate in a book signing of “They Came in Ships” ($15); By advance reservation, copies of these books will be available: “Finding Italian Roots” ($19), “Only a Few Bones” ($30).

BIO:
John Philip Colletta is one of America’s most popular genealogical lecturers. Knowledgeable, experienced and entertaining, he resides in Washington, D.C. For twenty years, while laying the foundation for his career in genealogy, he worked half-time at the Library of Congress and taught workshops at the National Archives.

Today Dr. Colletta lectures nationally, teaches at local schools, and conducts programs for the Smithsonian Institution’s Resident Associate Program. He is a faculty member of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University (Birmingham, Ala.), the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and Boston University’s Certificate in Family History program.

He has also been an instructor and course coordinator for the National Institute on Genealogical Research (Washington, DC), the Genealogical Institute of Texas (Dallas), and the Genealogical Institute of Mid-America (Springfield, Ill.).

Learn more.



Thursday, March 17, 2016 through Saturday, March 19, 2016
California African Amererican Genealogical Society's 30th Anniversary Conference  (FGS Member Society Events)
Los Angeles, California
Save the Date!
 
"African American History is America's History: Reaching In, Reaching Out"
 
Come early and take advantage of opportunities to research family history in Los Angeles and Southern California. In addition to a conference filled with relevant genealogical sessions, you can also plan to take the Black History Tour of Los Angeles, visit libraries, museums and cemeteries serving as picturesque resting places for some of the most famous people in the world… in addition to the movie studios, Disneyland and other theme park venues offering fun and thrills on the cusp of spring break!!
 
Conference details, hotel information and call for presentations will be available soon. For further information: www.caags.org, or email conference@caags.org



Friday, June 3, 2016 through Sunday, June 5, 2016
OGS Conference 2016: Genealogy on the Cutting Edge  (FGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am
Toronto, Ontario
The Ontario Genealogical Society’s Toronto Branch will host the Society’s annual conference on June 3-5, 2016. The conference theme, “Genealogy on the Cutting Edge”, has been selected to inspire excitement among speakers, exhibitors and attendees alike. A call for presentations has been issued and details are available on the Conference website. Deadline for proposals is 14 August 2015.