NGS 2021 On-Demand! Speaker Spotlight – Katie Derby

March 29th, 2021 by Teresa Kelley

The Ferrell House: A Case Study in Online Virginia Historic Property Research

Katie Derby

Katie Derby

SESSION: NGS2104-VIR-01 TRACK: Virginia

This session explores the online resources and methodology used to uncover the remarkable story of the African American families that built and lived in a humble Charlottesville home. While thorough historic property research usually entails locating sources found only in courthouses and other on-site repositories, there is often information to be found online too. You need not wait until you can plan a research trip to get started. Beginner to advanced researchers will benefit from looking at these common original sources in a new light – by following a place, rather than a person, through time – and glimpsing the life witnessed by four walls.

BIO: Katie Derby holds a BA in Family History/Genealogy from Brigham Young University and is an adjunct faculty member in BYU-Idaho’s Family History Research program, specializing in US South and research methodology. She serves on the board of the Virginia Genealogical Society.


The Virtual NGS 2021 On-Demand! Viewing Starts 15 June

This lecture series is available to view from home on your computer or mobile device and offers you the opportunity to develop exceptional genealogy skills with a highly comprehensive set of on-demand webinars from NGS’s expert conference speakers. On-Demand! packages of audio-visual lectures are now available for purchase.

Select from the 20 or 40 On-Demand! lecture packages with over 85 sessions to choose from. Watch starting 15 June 2021 through 31 December 2021. Both packages come with access to two full days of NGS 2021 Live! from 19-20 May 2021, the virtual conference syllabus, and sponsored bonus sessions. Plus, view the sessions from NGS 2021 Live! and any sessions you did not choose from the breakouts (nine more) beginning 15 June. All sessions will be closed captioned.


To learn more about the NGS 2021 Virtual Family History Conference’s week-long events, 17-21 May, visit the conference and download a copy of the program brochure.