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Friday, April 27, 2012

MoSGA 2012 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

We are proud to announce

MoSGA’s 2012 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
July 13 and 14, 2012

STONEY CREEK INN
Columbia, Missouri

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL, has presented in more than thirty states. She is co-coordinator for two Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy courses (Researching in Washington, D.C., Without Leaving Home and All About Land), coordinator for Samford University’s IGHR Techniques and Technology course, and former instructor in Boston University’s Genealogical Research Program. She co-authored Online Roots: How to Discover Your Family’s History and Heritage with the Power of the Internet (Nashville, Tenn.: Rutledge Hill Press, 2003) and Research in Missouri (Washington, D.C.: NGS, 1999, 2007), penned the FGS FORUM’s Digitools column for five years, and was editor of the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly. Sayre was director of education and publications for the National Genealogical Society, and she served on the board of both NGS and FGS. Pam holds a Bachelor of University Studies with emphasis in English, Sociology, and History from Eastern New Mexico University, and completed some work toward a Masters in Computer Information Systems at Bentley College, Waltham, Massachusetts. She is a life member of the honorary society, Phi Kappa Phi. In her life before genealogy, Pam was a software documentation specialist and trainer, a personnel administrator, and a police detective.

Rick Sayre, CG, is a longtime researcher, lecturer and writer. His areas of interest include urban research methodology, mapping tools for genealogists, military records, immigration, the Ohio River Valley, and Western Pennsylvania, and he has lectured about these topics to genealogical societies across the United States. He is co-coordinator for two Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy courses (Researching in Washington, D.C., Without Leaving Home and All About Land), coordinator for Samford’s IGHR Land Mapping: Using Maps course, and he teaches in IGHR’s Advanced Methodology, Advanced Military, and Techniques and Technology courses. Rick is a member of the board of the Virginia Genealogical Society and a former vice president of the National Capital Area Chapter of APG. A retired military officer who served 31 years in the U.S. Army, he holds an M.A. in Management Information Systems from George Washington University. He has returned to government service working for the Defense Department as a civilian.

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