Saturday, September 06, 2008


12-13 September 2008
Springfield MO - "Paths To The Past," the Ozarks Genealogical Society's 28th annual Fall Conference, will be held at University Plaza, Springfield Mo. Lloyd deWitt Bockstruck will be the featured speaker. Mini sessions, vendors, lunch, and a source book are included. Early registration and member discount. For more informatio, visit

12-13 September 2008
Cleveland OH - The Fall Genealogy Conference, sponsored by the African-American Genealogical Society, Cleveland, will be held at the Cleveland Public Library, Main Branch, Downtown. The conference will feature nationally known presenters such as J. Mark Lowe (researcher for PBS series "African-American Lives 2"), Tim Pinnick, and Jana Sloan Broglin, and will also include workshops and research time at the Cleveland Public Library. Friday workshops by AAGS members are 1:00-5:00pm. From 6:00-7:30pm is "Five Ways to Jump Start Your Genealogical Research" presented by J. Mark Lowe. Saturday sessions are 9:00am-4:00pm. For details, see the AAGS web site at or e-mail Mary Brothers-Johnson at

12-13 September 2008
Salt Lake City UT - The 2008 UGA Fall Conference will be held Friday and Saturday, September 12th and 13th at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is a great year to come to the UGA Fall Conference! For this year only, the conference, Solving Family Mysteries, will be at the world famous Family History Library in Salt Lake City, and it will be FREE! For more information and registration, please visit

12-14 September 2008
Salt Lake City UT - MENSA Colloquium 2008: "Tracking Granny's Granny," presents speakers Christine Rose, CG, CGL, FASG; Sharon DeBartolo Carmack, CG; Colleen Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.; Stephen P. Morse, Ph.D.; and James W. Warren. Contact Jill Beckham at or visit

13 September 2008
Richmond VA - The Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia (GRIVA) sponsors their annual event, the “Gems of Genealogical Research” all-day seminar, featuring well-known genealogical researcher, author, and lecturer, Pamela K Boyer, CG, CGL, at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, Virginia. Ms. Boyer is the co-author (with Amy Johnson Crow, CG) of Online Roots: How to Discover Your Family’s History and Heritage with the Power of the Internet. With a background in corporate computer training and software documentation, she uses everyday language to explain how computers can help genealogists research, record their findings, and then analyze the results. Ms. Boyer is president of Memory Lane, Inc. at The four sessions are "Investigating Your Ancestors," describing criminal investigation techniques to search for and identify ancestors, record evidence, analyze and draw accurate conclusions, and write comprehensive but concise reports; "Some Real Research Sites on the Internet," examples of reputable, reliable for real research on the Internet, including available information at the National Archives, Library of Congress, and regional state archives; "Rogues & Rascals: Divorced, Litigious, Criminal Relatives," exploring the possibility that unsavory characters add spice to our family stew and actually should be referred to as savory characters; and "Mapping Workshop for Genealogists," practical applications for a variety of mapping tools (both on-line and software).

The cost of the all-day event, which includes a box lunch and drink, is $50 ($40 for GRIVA members). One can join GRIVA for the 2008-2009 year (and take advantage of other membership benefits, such as the nationally-acclaimed newsletter News & Notes and discounts on research trips) by including $15 ($20 for a family) with their registration. Registration opens at 9 am with the program beginning at 9:30. Vendors of genealogical products will be present all day. The Virginia Historical Society is located at 428 North Boulevard. To register or for more information, contact Dolly Pakurar at 804-639-4454 or or go to

19-20 September 2008
St. Paul MN - Minnesota Northstar Genealogy Conference -- Minnesota History Center, St. Paul ( Featured speakers are Christine Rose, CG, CGL, and Paula Stuart-Warren, CG.

20 September 2008
Brentwood TN - The Middle TN Genealogical Society features Mr. Charles A. Sherrill, Director of the Brentwood Public Library in a Hands-On Workshop, "Using Original Court Records." Join us to eliminate the fear and confusion of researching court records by learning how to identify record types and understanding their research value. Mr. Sherrill is a librarian, archivist, genealogist, former Director of Public Resources at the TN State Library and Archives, and author of 22 genealogical books. Attendees will receive a 30-page handout packet for further study and reference. The event is at the Brentwood Public Library at 1:00 pm and is open to the public. To reserve your place, call Brenta Davis at 615-661-9775 or email

20 September 2008
Middlesboro KY - The Tri-State Genealogical Workshop Group, consisting of Bell County Historical Society, Bell County Genealogical Society, Campbell County Historical Society, and the Local Kentucky path of the Daughters of the American Revolution, is sponsoring an all-day seminar at the First Baptist Church in Middlesboro, Kentucky on 20 September. The First Baptist Church is at 2300 Cumberland Avenue, Middlesboro, Kentucky 40965. The speaker is J. Mark Lowe, Certified Genealogist. Pre-registration is required by September 10th. For the registration form and more information, please visit our website and click on the Tri-State link.

25 September 2008
Nashville TN - The Middle TN Genealogical Society Meeting takes place at the FiftyForward Knowles Center, 174 Rains Ave., Nashville, from 10:30am--12:00 noon. Featured speaker is Ms. Waneta Strickert, Herb Expert. Ms. Strickert has many herb gardens with hundreds of different harbs and is the 2008 Nominee for the "Outstanding Volunteer Service Award" by the TN Master Gardener's Association for her restoration of the Croft Home Heirloom Gardens at the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere. Admission is free to Knowles and other FiftyForward Centers, $5.00 fee to non-members.

27 September 2008
Portsmouth OH - Free Workshop: Introductory German Genealogy from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Portsmouth Ohio Public Library. Robert Rau will present Introductory German Genealogy and Reading German Church and Civil
Records. No registration is necessary. Sponsored by the Ohio Chapter, Palatines to America at

"Originally published in UpFront with NGS, The Online Newsletter of the National Genealogical Society (Volume 9, Number 9-1 September 2008)."

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