Friday, February 13, 2009


14 March 2009
Mishawaka, IN - The South Bend Area Genealogical Society will host its “Michiana Genealogical Fair 2009” on Saturday, March 14, at the downtown Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library, 209 Lincoln Way East, Mishawaka, Indiana 46544. Featured speaker will be Mr. Jeff Bockman, speaking on "Using Maps for Genealogical Research" and "No Birth Certificate, No Problem." Over twenty genealogical materials vendors and exhibitors will also be present for attendees browsing and assistance. For more details, visit us online at or email

14 March 2009
New Bern, NC - Overcoming Brick Walls Workshop. Craig Roberts Scott, CG, will provide a four-part workshop "Overcoming Brickwalls." The talks include: Service Not Found: Finding Your Ancestor in the Military; Maiden Name Not Found: Finding Your Female Ancestors; Land Not Found: Finding Your Ancestor on the Ground; and Where Oh Where: Using the Internet to Solve Brickwall Problems.

This workshop, to be held at the Broad Street Christian Church, New Bern, is cosponsored by the North Carolina Genealogical Society and the Craven County Genealogical Society. For more information, visit

14 March 2009
Brea, CA - A one day Seminar sponsored by the Genealogical Society of North Orange County California entitled One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools featuring Stephen Morse, Ph.D., creator of the One-Step Website( in his first Orange County appearance. Dr. Morse has been honored by both the National Genealogical Society and Association of Professional Genealogists for his work.

Topics to be covered include: in-depth review of many of the 150+ one-step tools created by Dr. Morse; DNA and Genetic Genealogy; and US Census tools. The seminar will run from 8AM to 4PM and will take place at the Brea United Methodist Church, 480 N. State College Blvd., Brea, CA 92821. Member donation is $25, non-member donation is $30 and at the door donation is $35. A professionally catered box lunch is available for $9 by pre-registration only before 6 March 2009. For more information, go to for registration and map.

21 March 2009
Hot Springs Village, AR - Village Genealogical Society, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, "2009 Spring Family History Workshop" featuring internationally known speaker and columnist Michael John Neill, M.S. Topics of the all-day workshop will be "Researching the Entire Family," "Problem Solving Applied to Genealogy," "I Found it; Now What’" "Tried and Tested Tidbits." Workshop hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration fee $35. For registration form and details, please call Jeanette Frahm 501-922-9220, e-mail, or visit

28 March 2009
Virginia Beach, VA - Virginia Beach Genealogical Society's 2009 Annual Conference, "Tell Me About It," features well-recognized author, teacher, publisher, and wit, John Philip Colletta, Ph.D.. Dr. Coletta will give 4 presentations to fine-tune your genealogical research and writing in his unique, energetic, and entertaining style on Saturday, 28 March 2009, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m at Central Library, Virginia Beach VA. His topics are Lesser-Used Federal Records; Libraries, Archives & Public Records Offices: Understanding Resource Repositories; Effective Interviewing; and Turning Biographical Facts into Real-Life Events: How to Build Historical Context. You'll also find exhibitors, vendors, door prizes, free DNA kits, magazines, goodies, and much more. Registration form required plus $35 members/$40 for nonmembers. Add $5 for payment received after 16 March 2009. For registration form and details, please call J. B. Wright 757.495.0672, email, or visit

28 March 2009
Kalamazoo, MI - The The Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society (KVGS) Spring Conference will be held at the Fetzer Center, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan from 9:00 to 4:00. Featured speaker Paula Stuart-Warren's topics will be "NUCMC & its Cousins: Keys to Lost Ancestral Records," "Tho' They Were Poor, They May Have Been Rich in Records," "Organizing Your Genealogical Materials," and "Finding Ancestral Places of Origin." Cost (buffet lunch included) is $40 for KVGS members, $45 for non-members. For a downloadable registration form, see and look under the 2009 calendar.

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

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