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Friday, July 16 through Friday, December 17
NGS On-going Series  (Educational Program)
10:00 am to 11:45 am
RCGS Library
Join us for the NGS lecture series every other Friday. These lectures offer you the opportunity to enhance your genealogy skills with a highly comprehensive set of webinars given by conference experts from NGS.  Bring a friend.  Let us know you are coming to help with seating arrangements. View listing for schedule.
7/16:
  1. It’s all about location: putting your ancestors on a map.
  2. European immigrant ancestors: Why they left and how they got here. 1865-1920
7/30:
  1. Irish Research
  2. French Canadian Genealogy
8/13:
  1. Exhausted deeds? Use other land records to uncover more valuable information
  2. Homestead records: A goldmine for genealogy.
8/20:
  1. Don’t ignore the Sisters: The key to unlocking genealogical mysteries.
  2. Fraternal Organizations:  The original social network.
9/3:
  1. Becoming American: Research with naturalization records.
  2. Before Virginia: Finding the origin of Colonial Immigrants
9/17:
 
  1. Rare Revolutionary Bounty Land Scrip Act applications
10/1:
  1. Researching at the Tennessee  State Library at home.
  2. Mississippi Roots: Finding your Magnolia State ancestors.
10/15:
  1. Creating  a research plan for DNA testing
  2. The Power of the “other”  DNA tests:  YDNA, mtDNA, XDNA.
10/29:  
  1. Extending DNA evidence: More is better
11/12:  
  1. Building a case with scant evidence.
  2. Strategies for resolving conflicting evidence
12/3:
  1. Grains of salt: Analyzing sources, information and evidence.
12/17:  
  1. Writing to preserve family history