That time of year is upon us again. . .
Genealogy conference season.
Within the past month or so, we have already witnessed the APG Professional Management Conference, RootsTech, the Forensic Genealogy Institute, the New England Regional Genealogy Conference, and the Ohio Genealogical Society Conference.
Next week comes the National Genealogical Society Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Though I am not presenting this year, I will be there, volunteering at both the APG and BCG booths in the Vendor Hall, and just generally hanging around.
From June 9 to 14, I will be teaching in the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) at Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama. This year I will presenting the following classes:
- In Course 3: Research in the South: Cessions & Territories, “Maps, Atlases, and Gazetteers,” “Finding Southern Records and Repositories,” “Records That Make Connections to Colonial Families,” and “Connecting Military Records of Southern Soldiers.”
- In Course 6: Genealogy as a Profession, “The Digital Professional.” I believe that there are still a few seats left in this course, if you would like to register.
From July 21 to 26, I will be teaching in the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. With John Philip Colletta, Ph.D., FUGA, I will be teaching in the course “Your Immigrant Ancestors’ Stories: Writing a Quality Narrative.” I am teaching the following session within the course:
- Lineage Presentation and Numbering Systems
- Evaluating Evidence and the Genealogical Proof Standard
- Editing and Proofreading
- Pilgrims, Adventurers, Servants and Prisoners: Colonial Immigration to North America
- Creating a Genealogy or Family History on a PC
- Electronic Venues for Publishing Genealogies and Family Histories
Registration is still open for the course. The early bird registration closes on May 15.
I have a few other events coming up this spring and summer in addition to the big ones:
- May 4, 2013: “What is a ‘Reasonably Exhaustive Search’?” for the Bucks County Genealogical Society, at the David Library of the American Revolution, 1201 River Road, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
- May 21, 2013: Breaking Down Your Brick Walls panel, for the Delaware Genealogical Society, at the Woodlawn Library, 2020 W 9th Street, Wilmington, Delaware
- May 23, 2013: Building Solid Research Skills: The Genealogical Proof Standard webinar, for the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, at https://genpa.org/civicrm/event/info?id=64&reset=1
- May 26, 2013: “Of Sound Mind and Body: Using Probate Records in Your Research” for the Baltimore County Genealogical Society, at the Parkville Senior Center, 8601 Harford Road, 3rd Floor, room 308, Parkville, Maryland
- June 19, 2013: “Of Sound Mind and Body: Using Probate Records in Your Research” for the North Carolina Chapter, Association of Professional Genealogists (remotely)
- July 17, 2013: “Research in the Old Line State: An Overview of Maryland Genealogy” webinar for Legacy Family Tree Webinars, at http://www.familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=145
- July 28, 2013: “Genealogy Workshop: Researching Your Civil War Ancestor” for Bucks County Historical Society, at Mercer Museum, 84 South Pine Street, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Hope to see you soon!