Saturday, March 08, 2008


APRIL 2008

5 April 2008
Oklahoma City, OK - Reserve the date for the Spring Seminar of the Oklahoma Genealogical Society. The event will be a special all-day seminar devoted to Military Research, conducted by Craig R. Scott, CG., a leading expert in the field. Details will be posted on our website and will be held at the Oklahoma History Center, 2401 N. Laird Ave, across from the state capitol, Oklahoma City. Pre-registration strongly advised.

11-12 April 2008
Eau Claire WI - The Wisconsin State Genealogical Society's 2008
Gene-A-Rama will be held Friday and Saturday, 11-12 April 2008, at the Plaza Hotel Suites & Conference Center in Eau Claire. The featured speaker will be Maureen A. Taylor. Please see the WSGS Website for more information.

11-12 April 2008
St. Paul MN - The Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International of St. Paul, Minnesota presents their 2008 Genealogical and Cultural Symposium at the Doubletree Guest Suites Seattle Airport Southcenter, 16500 Southcenter Pkwy. Registration for the event is open to the public. For additional information contact Paul Makousky or visit their website. .

12 April 2008
Delaware, Ohio - Free seminar sponsored by the Ohio Chapter of Palatines to America in conjunction with the Delaware County District Library. Subject: Genealogical Research at the National Archives; Speaker: Jean Nudd, Archivist for the Northeast Region NARA. Pre-registration not necessary. Doors open at 8:30 am. Adjournment at noon. Location: Delaware County District Library, 84 Winter Street, Delaware, Ohio.

19 April 2008
Marietta GA - Investigating Your Ancestral Trail, a one-day seminar sponsored by the Cobb County Genealogical Society, Marietta, Georgia. Seminar will be held at First Presbyterian Church, Marietta, beginning at 9 a.m. Our speakers are: Sharon Tate Moody, Linda Woodward-Geiger, Beverly Foster, Monica Hopkins, Richard Rayburn, and Peter J. Roberts. For more seminar information including topics and registration form, please check our website.

26 April 2008
Topeka KS - The Topeka Genealogical Society Conference featuring speaker Megan Smolenyak will take place at the Kansas History Center in Topeka from 7:45 AM to 4:00 PM. For details, contact Nora Patton Taylor at or call 785-286-1606 after 6 p.m. CTS.

26 April 2008
Austin TX - The Austin Genealogical Society 2008 Annual Seminar takes place on Saturday, April 26, 2008, at 9:00 at the Norris Conference Center. Susan Kaufman, Manager of the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research in Houston, is the presenter. She will speak on Newspapers, Convicts to the Colonies, PERSI, and The Allen County Library. Early registration is $40. That includes lunch, materials, and a day of genealogical camaraderie. For more information visit our website or e-mail pat@the

26 April 2008
Baton Rouge LA - The Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society announces its Annual Seminar to be held Saturday, April 26, 2008, from 9am to 4pm at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 4914 Constitution Ave, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Featured speakers will be Claire Mire Bettag, cg, cgl, nationally-known genealogy speaker, author and educator, based in Washington, DC (where she is the Director of the National Institute for Genealogical Research at the National Archives), and authority on French, Acadian and Louisiana Research. Also speaking will be Augusta Elmwood, specialist in research on French Saint-Domingue and founder of the Saint-Domingue Special Interest group. For more information, visit our website.

26 April 2008
Richmond VA - The Virginia Genealogical Society invites you to attend its annual spring conference on Saturday, 26 April 2008, at the Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond. The conference features lectures on little used records available at the Library of Virginia presented by four well-known speakers: Barbara Vines Little, CG; Craig Scott, CG; Mary Beth Dalton; and Trenton Hizer. Pre-registration is $40 for VGS members and $45 for non-members and includes lunch. Be sure to register early! For more information, please visit our web site.

26 April 2008
Philadelphia, PA - Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania presents a Genetic Genealogy Seminar on Saturday, April 26, 2008 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM at the Thomas Jefferson University, Brent Auditorium, Jefferson Alumni Hall, 1020 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA. Registration opens at 8:15. Presentations include DNA Basics by Tom Shawker, MD; DNA Genealogy Tests by Bennett Greenspan, founder, Family Tree DNA, Race, Ethnicity & Ancestry by Tom Shawker, MD; and Open Forum with Bennett Greenspan, Tom Shawker, MD; Patricia O'Brien Shawker, CG; and Thomas Howland, GSP Board. Registration fee of $75 includes lunch buffet. For details and online registration, go here to “Upcoming Events” section.

"Originally published in UpFront with NGS, The Online Newsletter of the National Genealogical Society.”

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