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George G. Morgan, Featured Speaker at Fox Valley Genealogical Society Conference in September 2015

The annual conference of the Fox Valley Genealogical Society (FVGS) will be held Saturday, September 26, 2015 in Naperville, Illinois.  George G. Morgan is the featured speaker and will present the following lectures:

  • Locating and Accessing Published Genealogies Online
  • Five Reasons the Records Aren’t in the Courthouse (and Where to Look)
  • Alternate Records You May Never Have Considered
  • Sidestep Genealogy

Registration is $40 for FVGS members, $45 for non-members, and $50 for everyone after September 10.  Lunch is included in the registration fee.  There will also be genealogy vendors and door prizes.

For additional information about the conference or to register, visit the annual conference page on the FVGS website.

German & Immigration Sessions at NGS 2015

The National Genealogical Society 2015 Family History Conference will be held in St. Charles, Missouri, from May 13-16, 2015.  There are so many sessions available, covering a wide array of topics.  Following is a list of sessions geared toward German and immigration, two of my favorite genealogy subjects!  I’ve also included sessions related to other ethnic groups.  I did not include any luncheons (even though a good deal of the fit into this category) simply because they are a paid event and many of them are sold out.

There are so many to choose from, which makes me happy since I will be in attendance.  Some of them conflict with other sessions I’d like to attend, so I am also registering for the Live Stream immigration track so I can enjoy them all (I’ve noted “LS” for those sessions that will be part of the Live Stream immigration track).  I was pretty impressed with the Live Stream sessions presented last year (I registered for one track; watched two of the sessions live, and then watched the other three at my leisure). 

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Writing-Related Sessions at NGS 2015

The National Genealogical Society 2015 Family History Conference will be held in St. Charles, Missouri, from May 13-16, 2015.  There are so many sessions available, covering a wide array of topics.  Following is a list of the writing-related sessions.  There aren’t as many as there have been in years past.  The entire schedule can be found on the NGS Conference website.

Wednesday, May 13

  • Principles of Good Writing and Good Storytelling (John Philip Colletta, 11 AM)

Thursday, May 14

  • Genealogical Research & Writing: Are You a Saint, Sinner, or Bumfuzzled Soul? (Elizabeth Shown Mills, 2:30 PM)

Saturday, May 16

  • Sharing Your Family History (Pamela Boyer Sayre, 9:30 AM)
  • Out of the Computer and Onto the Shelf: Self-Publishing with Lulu (Patricia Jordan Roberts, 11 AM)

All of these are on my list to attend.  Do you plan on attending any of these sessions?  What other conference sessions are you looking forward to attending?