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!
If you’ve been doing genealogy research for a year or less, this is the workshop for you. Members of MSOG will provide helpful organizational and research tips. What resources are available? How do you find more than birth-death-marriage information? How do you keep all that information organized? How do you get your family members excited? You will receive a copy of the entire presentation, which includes forms and web links.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Designing Family History Books Entirely by Yourself – Stephen Denker
Family history book content and design – what to include – examples – preparing and enhancing images and research materials for publication. How do we take this mass of stuff and share it with our family?
In this session, we will discuss how to design and construct a book for self-publishing. I will demonstrate using specific examples to illustrate techniques and options; how to combine written information with images on pages to better engage the interest and attention of your readers; and techniques for enhancing individual documents and other research material for publication.
Military records aren’t just for war research. They can tell us about an ancestor’s family and the full span of life. Join a nationally recognized military records expert to learn how to research your ancestor’s life story using military and pension records.
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Using Deeds to Solve Genealogy Problems – Carol Prescott McCoy
Often overlooked, deeds and land records can provide useful clues to finding and learning about our ancestors. This is especially true for areas where Probate Records have been destroyed. Deeds can help you find ancestors who have escaped the census taker and can provide information on family relationships, migration patterns, wealth, neighbors and more. Learn how to find them, how to read them, and how to use them to solve genealogy problems.
6-8pm – After the Test: Exploring Ancestry DNA Results – Jennifer Zinck
Your DNA test results are in but now what? This hands-on workshop will guide you through your Ancestry DNA results and introduce third-party tools for interpretation. [This is a second session of the Thursday workshop added due to overwhelming demand.]