BCG Day Lectures 2018 – October 19th

Every year top genealogists give a full day of lectures sponsored by the BCG, the Board for Certifying Genealogists.  This year, the lectures will be given on Friday, October 19th.  There is always great information.  I strongly recommend the lectures.  Register for free for each lecture on the Legacy Family Tree Webinars website. This year's… Continue reading BCG Day Lectures 2018 – October 19th

Prologue Magazine from the National Archives

When I attended the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) in January, one of our case studies referenced a number of articles in Prologue Magazine, published by the National Archives.  This is a great resource to learn about American history and records from some of the experts at the National Archives.  All articles are online… Continue reading Prologue Magazine from the National Archives

Mayflower Lineage Match

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants has a service to compare a proposed lineage from a passenger on the Mayflower against previous research.  The service was recently renamed Mayflower Lineage Match, announced in this blog post.  Simply enter the proposed lineage on the Mayflower Lineage Match Form and submit online (or via paper).  The current… Continue reading Mayflower Lineage Match

Virtual Conference for Early New England, 14 July 2018

I love virtual conferences.  Lots of great content without the travel costs.  This Saturday, 14 July, 2018, the New England and Historical Genealogical Society is hosting their first virtual conference, titled "Researching 17th-Century New England: Genealogy, History, Legacy."  The cost is $125.  Lectures can be viewed live, noon to 6pm Eastern time, or after the… Continue reading Virtual Conference for Early New England, 14 July 2018

Genealogy Jamboree Early Bird Pricing Extended to Saturday, April 21st

Good news from the Southern California Genealogy Society, host of the annual Genealogy Jamboree in Burbank.  The early bird pricing for the Jamboree  until this Saturday, April 21st.  This year the conference will be held June 1-2, with optional classes on May 31st. Have you attended the Genealogy Jamboree?  It is a fabulous opportunity to hear… Continue reading Genealogy Jamboree Early Bird Pricing Extended to Saturday, April 21st

General Society of Mayflower Descendants to Digitize Applications and Documentation

The latest issue of the American Ancestors magazine from the New England Historical and Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is filled with information about the upcoming 400th anniversary of the Mayflower, in 2020.  There is lots of good info here, but one article is particularly exciting for this genealogist.  "Digitizing and Making Mayflower Society Applications Available Online!" describes… Continue reading General Society of Mayflower Descendants to Digitize Applications and Documentation

NGS Conference 2018 Streaming Lectures

The conference for the National Genealogical Society (NGS) will be held May 2-5 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, this year.  If you are like me and won't be attending in person, NGS offers three packages to watch live streamed lectures from the conference.  I will be purchasing the ten-lecture package again this year.  These is a… Continue reading NGS Conference 2018 Streaming Lectures

Rootstech 2018 – Streaming

Rootstech 2018 starts tomorrow!  If you are like me and won't be in Salt Lake City this week attending one of the biggest genealogy conferences of the year, you can still participate.  Sessions will be live-streamed on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The live streaming schedule (times are Utah time, in the Mountain time zone):… Continue reading Rootstech 2018 – Streaming

New York Probate and Land Records Online

Lately my research into my Mayflower line has taken me to upstate New York along Lake Ontario.  I have been using two wonderful collections of records on FamilySearch: New York Land Records, 1630-1975  and New York Probate Records, 1629-1971 Both have been on FamilySearch for at least a couple of years, but neither has been… Continue reading New York Probate and Land Records Online