Call for Papers for 2019 – closed March 10, 2018
Workshops are always offered as part of the conference experience at NERGC. These are 2-hour sessions to a limited size audience with an opportunity for more hands-on work than the traditional 1-hour presentation. Because of the space available, we are offering a few workshops on Wednesday.
While all workshops have their own admission cost, those on Wednesday DO NOT require conference registration to attend!
Learn efficient techniques for attacking research problems from correctly formed questions through analysis, research, and reporting by writing your findings as you go.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Welcome to the Graveyard – Literally – Brenda Sullivan
Walking tour of a local cemetery located near the conference. Learn about gravestone art, evolution, geology and more by viewing the cemetery on your feet! Workshop will be inside if raining or snowing.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Irish Birth, Marriage, and Death Records: What, Where, How – Mary Ellen Grogan
Birth, marriage, and death records are the cornerstones of genealogy. This workshop will focus on Irish records, where originals and indexes are found (online and paper copies), and how they are used most effectively.
This workshop will teach you how to perform basic legal research in a law library and online, specifically involving cases at the state and federal level, to find your ancestors.
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Using Deeds to Solve Genealogy Problems – Carol Prescott McCoy, Ph.D.
Deeds are a powerful resource, especially when probate and vital records are not available. Become familiar with the structure of deeds and how they can uncover relationships, reveal migration patterns, and provide clues to peoples’ lives. Learn the types of records available, where to find them, and how they help solve genealogy problems.