Archive for the ‘NGS 2023’ category

  W. Samuel Williams, MDiv, is a professional genealogist with a focus on Central Virginia, African American, and Greek American research. His degrees are in International Affairs, Spanish, and Orthodox theology. Sam is the owner of The Orthodox Genealogist, LLC, which he started in Norfolk...

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April 4, 2023 by Teresa Kelley

Many Americans can trace their indigenous, immigrant, indentured, and enslaved ancestors to Virginia. If you are researching ancestors who may have lived in Virginia, then be sure to register for the NGS 2023 Family History Conference in Richmond, Virginia, 31 May-3 June. Items of interest for resea...

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April 4, 2023 by Teresa Kelley

There is much for all of us to learn from the history of Black families. Join us in Richmond, Virginia, for the NGS 2023 Family History Conference, 31 May-3 June, for a wide range of tours, lectures, and special presentations focused on African American genealogy. If you’re researching Black famil...

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April 4, 2023 by Teresa Kelley
Cara F. Griggs

  Cara F. Griggs has been a reference archivist at the Library of Virginia since 2006. She earned a BA in history from the University of Richmond, an AM in social sciences from the University of Chicago, and an MSLIS with an archival studies concentration from Drexel University. She is a m...

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April 4, 2023 by Teresa Kelley

  Miriam is the author of Jewish Roots in Poland and Jewish Roots in Ukraine and Moldova, both of which have been honored with international writing awards.  For more than thirty years, she has focused her work in Poland and the former Soviet Union, making three to four trips to Eastern Eur...

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April 3, 2023 by Teresa Kelley

  Megan Clark Young has been researching her family since she was sixteen when she traveled from western Pennsylvania to Sweden as a summer foreign exchange student, family tree in hand. In 2017, she began to focus on her genealogical education and now is employed as a forensic genealogist. ...

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April 3, 2023 by Teresa Kelley

Videos of our recent conference question and answer Zoom sessions are now available on the NGS YouTube Channel. Sessions were held on 9 February and 14 March 2023. The videos provide overviews of the main conference and pre-conference activities including tours, the BCG Educational Fund workshop, FO...

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March 29, 2023 by Matt Menashes

  Amy Larner Giroux, PhD, CG®, CGLSM, focuses on methodology, case studies, and military records. She is co-author of the Florida edition of the NGS Research in the States series and winner of the 2020 National Genealogical Society Family History Writing contest. She has also published in ...

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March 20, 2023 by Teresa Kelley

This project has been my dream since 1967. I was nine years old and a student at Piedmont Elementary School in Piedmont, West Virginia. We were learning about slavery. In the textbook, there was a picture of Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky. I was curious about him because we shared the same surname....

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March 20, 2023 by Teresa Kelley

  Diana Elder, AG®, is a professional genealogist accredited in the Gulf South region of the United States. Diana authored Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide and co-authored the companion volume, Research Like a Pro with DNA: A Genealogist’s Guide to Finding and Confirming Ance...

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March 2, 2023 by Teresa Kelley