Thursday, July 03, 2008


9 July 2008- Berkeley CA - The California Genealogical Society presents A Day of Irish Information with Nora Keohane Hickey, Wednesday, 9 July 2008, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Berkeley Yacht Club, 1 Seawall Drive, Berkeley, California. Program topics include: Debunking some myths of Irish genealogy; Extracting all the important information you can from Griffith's Valuation; Little-known and under-used Irish genealogical sources; Common problems in Irish genealogy. Cost is $25.00 for the full-day seminar of four lectures. Box lunches can be purchased in advance. Download the registration flier at the California Genealogical Society web site: Further information is available at the CGS blog.

Ms. Hickey will also provide private Personal Consultations on Thursday, July 10, 2008, at the CGS Library. The fee will be $15.00 for fifteen minutes.

19 July 2008- Nashville, TN -- Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society Meeting takes place at 1:00 p.m. at the Knowles Fifty Forward Senior Center, 174 Rains Ave. (near the TN State Fairgrounds) in Nashville. Amber Barfield, Documents Conservator at the Tennessee State Library and Archives, will be our speaker. Her program is entitled: "Restoration and Preservation of Manuscripts and Documents." She will show how to clean, de-acidify, and store valuable documents. Products and equipment used in the preservation process and information on where they may be obtained will be on display. Please BRING any letters or other documents you have specific questions about to learn from an expert the best way to preserve your treasures. Enjoy the fellowship of other genealogists while enjoying some refreshments. See you there! Contact: or

26 July 2008- Charlotte NC - "From Ulster to the Carolinas: Finding Your Scots-Irish Ancestors" sponsored by the North Carolina Genealogical Society & the Olde Mecklenburg Genealogical Society will be presented in Charlotte. David E. Rencher, AG, CG, FIGRS, FUGA, Director of the Records and Information Division of the Family and Church History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, will provide sessions on "Irish Jurisdictions and Reference Works," "Irish Immigration - the Sources in Ireland," "The Scots-Irish in North Carolina," and "Irish Church Records: Church of Ireland, Presbyterian and Catholic." Additionally, he will provide insight on "Where Genealogy is Heading Over the Next Few Years." For information and reservations, visit or email:

Note: The Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, 310 North Tryon, Charlotte, NC will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday, July 25, 2008 to accommodate researchers, especially early arrivals for the conference. Additionally, staff will assist visitors with research, provide free copies of research from microfilm and photocopy machines, and supply light refreshments from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Researchers will also have access to Library Ed. and HeritageQuest. Laptops are welcome; the building has Wi-Fi. The library will resume regular hours from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on July 26.

26 July 2008- College Park MD - Maryland Genealogical Society presents a Basics+ Census Workshop, which will be held at the McKeldin Library, University of Maryland, College Park from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Staff from the National Archives and Records Administration will share their insights on United States census records, some of our most valuable genealogical sources. The cost for pre-registrants is $15.00 for MGS members and $20.00 for non-members. The deadline for pre-registration is 19 July. Walk-in registrants will be accepted at an additional $5.00 cost. A registration form and further details are available at

Basics+ Workshops are designed to help beginning genealogists learn the fundamentals, but also to offer new insights for more experienced researchers. Presentations at the census workshop will address both widely used and less well-known census schedules, including those for general population schedules, 1890 veterans schedules, 1850 and 1860 slave schedules, 1880 dependent / delinquent / deficient schedule, and mortality, agriculture, manufacturing, and social statistics schedules.

29 July - 1 August 2008- Provo UT- 2008 BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy will be held Tuesday, 29 July, to Friday, 1 August, at the Brigham Young University Conference Center. For more information go to

"Originally published in UpFront with NGS, The Online Newsletter of the National Genealogical Society (July 2008)."

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