Register to LiveStream 2019 NGS Conference Lectures

The NGS annual conference gathers some of the most talented genealogy lecturers for a wonderful educational experience.  As in recent years, the organizers are offering packages to stream a subset of the lectures online.  The packages include, either of two sets of five lectures or a set of ten.  Some people who attended the conference… Continue reading Register to LiveStream 2019 NGS Conference Lectures

Insight from Interviewer Terry Gross

Genealogists should interview their relatives to learn more about the past.  Terry Gross is a professional interviewer for NPR's Fresh Air.  Recently she was interviewed by The New York Times.  The article How to Talk to People, According to Terry Gross includes tips about interviewing and general conversation.  I wish it were longer, but it is… Continue reading Insight from Interviewer Terry Gross

Review: The Stranger in My Genes, by Bill Griffeth

This weekend I had the privilege to attend a lecture by Bill Griffeth; CNBC financial journalist, genealogy enthusiast, and author of The Stranger in My Genes; as part of the Silicon Valley Reads events series.  His book describes his journey taking a Y-DNA test that led to the discovery that the father who raised him was… Continue reading Review: The Stranger in My Genes, by Bill Griffeth

RootsTech Recorded Sessions 2019

Many sessions from RootsTech 2019 are now online.  There are 23 sessions on the RootsTech website here.  (I found it non-obvious to navigate to them from the main page, so I'm glad I found the link.)  There are DNA and non-DNA sessions.  Topics include: Essential Considerations for DNA Evidence, by Blaine Bettinger What's New on… Continue reading RootsTech Recorded Sessions 2019

How to Fix FamilySearch Family Tree

FamilySearch Family Tree is a great source of information.  It is one of the first places I turn when doing a survey of previous research.  Unfortunately, not everything in the tree is correct.  I can fix an error in the tree when I have done thorough research and have strong evidence to contradict a relationship in… Continue reading How to Fix FamilySearch Family Tree

MyHeritage Live, 2-4 November 2018

MyHeritage is hosting their first-ever genealogy conference in one week, 2-4 November 2018.  Attendees in Oslo, Norway, can see lectures and have the option to sign up for workshops.  The lectures, in a Genealogy track and a DNA track, also will be broadcast live.  Lectures are on Saturday and Sunday the 3rd and 4th, since… Continue reading MyHeritage Live, 2-4 November 2018