Pre-Conference Seminars Sponsored by the St. Louis Genealogical Society
St. Louis Genealogical Society is pleased to offer two special pre-conference events. The African-American Seminar and the Irish Seminar are all-day programs in the Convention Center. Each seminar will offer helpful hints and suggestions to enhance your research. All speakers have extensive genealogical backgrounds and were chosen for their specific expertise. Included in the registration fee is a special syllabus, five lectures, lunch, and networking opportunities.
Specialists in African American research will conduct this seminar using various teaching strategies and methodologies.
- Deborah A Abbott, PhD: Cluster Research: Finding Your Lost Ancestors
- LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL: Researching African American Ancestors in Federal Records
- Timothy N Pinnick: African American Magazines, Serials, and Other Publications
- Judy G Russell, JD, CG, CGL: Separate but Unequal: Slave Laws and their Records
- Ari Wilkins: WPA Slave Narratives
This seminar offers the opportunity to broaden your knowledge of special techniques and unique records available to Irish researchers.
- John Grenham, FIGRS, FGSI: What is an Irish Surname?, Irish Reverse Genealogy, and Irish Records of Anglo Irish
- David E Rencher, AG, CG, FIGRS, FUGA: Introduction to Irish law libraries and their Records
- Beth Stahr, CG, MLS: Irish Immigration to the Port of New Orleans: Old Irish, New Irish and Those Who Traveled to the Interior
NGS Conference registration is not required to participate in these seminars.
The registration fee for either of the above seminars is $110 and includes lunch. Program begins at 8:15 am in the Convention Center. Registration is limited. For information, see the StLGS website where there is more detail and a link to the NGS website to register.