#NGS2017Gen Raleigh NGS Excitement

The Pre-NGS Conference fun begins in the morning!  I and fellow blogger J Paul Hawthorne, along with others,  will be busy learning at the Putting Skills To Work by the BCG Education Fund.  The event features Nancy A. Peters, CG, "Make Your Case: Correlating Evidence to Solve Genealogical Problems" followed by Sara Ann Scribner, CG teaching "Making Your Case: Constructing and Writing Proof Arguments". I am looking forward to learning some new skills and meeting new people.  While we are learning other attendees will be visiting plantations, researching at the archives, or enjoying some of the museums and historic sites Raleigh has to offer.  I hope everyone at the conference has a chance to explore outside the conference center and their hotels.   Remember to check at your hotel for a list of nearby restaurants and things to do.  I can highly recommend The Pit Authentic Barbecue at 328 W. Davie, check out the offerings here:   Menu

Packed, Ready, NGS here I come #NGS2017GEN

I am packed for the National Genealogical Conference  in Raleigh.   Yes, I am a tad early.   Luckily for me, the first part of my trip is a visit with mom and dad in Kings Mountain, North Carolina.   That, however, accelerated my packing since I drove with one of my daughters to Kings Mountain. My parents have been keeping me busy baking, cooking, helping out, and spending time together. We did have a nice outing to the Carl Sandburg House in Flat Rock, North Carolina.  The area is picturesque and the home has stunning views.  They also had a a bunch of newborn goats (Mrs. Sandburg was a champion goat breeder), two sets of twins, one set of triplets and two mothers ready to give birth in the goat barn.  More information on the Sandburg home can be found at . I wanted to share a few of my must haves for the conference with those of you who are getting ready:  Layers – sweaters, tanks, shirts, lightweight coat (you never know).  Wa

Today is the LAST day for Pre-Registration for the National Genealogical Society Conference in Raleigh! #NGS2017GEN

This is an event you will not want to miss!  The conference has vast offerings to expand your genealogical knowledge.    Some of the tracks offered are BCG Skillbuilding, DNA, Research Planning, North Carolina, Historical Context, Working with Records, Methodology and so, so much more. We have some wonderful speakers lined up including some of my personal favorites Judy G. Russell, Cari A. Taplin, Angela Packer McGhie, Rick Sayre, Pamela Sayre,  and Lisa Louise Cooke.  A full list of classes and speakers may be found at . Registration fees: Full Registration (by 27 April)         Member     $240     Non-Member     $275 One Day Registration (by 27 April) Member     $110     Non-Member     $120 Social Events registration closes 27 April 2017 You can register now online at . Already registered?  Today is the last day to add to your reservation.  To add a banquet, luncheon, or "Pig

NGS Registration for All Ticket Events Closes 27 April 2017

Only a few more days left to pre-register for the NGS Family History Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina.  On-site registration will begin at noon on 9 May 2017 at the Raleigh Convention Center. Registration for all meals, social events, and workshops also closes on 27 April 2017. Ticket purchases will not be available on-site at the conference for meals, social events, or workshops. For conference information and to register, go to The conference program, Family History Lives Here, features more than 175 lectures from basic to advanced genealogical research, including eighteen presentations on DNA science and methodology. Finding records and effectively using them is the focus of fifty-seven lectures. Among the types of records discussed are a wide range of religious records, military and associated records, North Carolina and regional U.S. records, and African American and Native American records. Luncheons and the NGS Banquet Partici

Wordless Wednesday: A series of photos, Lloyd and Lorraine Clark with Otis and Ruby Clark, cir 1961

Otis, Lloyd, and Ruby Clark I do not know what was Grandpa Clark was laughing at with Mom, no doubt Dad said something to crack him up! Lorraine, Otis, and Ruby - Grandpa is still giggling! 

Can't make it to NGS? Sign up for Live Streaming #NGS2017GEN

NGS To Live Stream Ten Genealogy Lectures During the Family History Conference in May ARLINGTON, VA, 17 April 2017 — The National Genealogical Society will live stream ten important genealogy lectures during the May 2017 Family History Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. Five lectures focus on DNA’s role in genealogical research. The other five from the BCG Skillbuilding track will center on building a family researcher’s skills and expertise. These lectures will be among more than 175 offered at the conference, 10−13 May 2017. Details about the live streaming program, plus additional conference recordings, can be found on the  PlaybackNGS Website . NGS members and others across the United States and overseas, who are unable to attend the conference in person, are invited to sign up for these live streaming broadcasts. NGS has selected some of the most popular topics and nationally recognized speakers for the two featured tracks. Registrants for live streaming can sign