Monday, August 18, 2014


Two days filled with genealogy education, nationally-known speakers, meals, and the opportunity to network with other genealogists and family historians! Featured speakers include:

J. Mark Lowe, CGSM, FUGA
Full-time professional researcher & educator, formerly APG President. You will find him researching for clients including Who Do You Think You Are?, African American Lives or Biography’s uneXplained.

Tony Burroughs, FUGA, Author
A founder and CEO of The Center for Black Genealogy. He is author of Black Roots: A Beginners Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree and is Vice-President of the Illinois State Genealogical Society.

Patricia Walls Stamm, CGSM, CGLSM
Serves as NGS Education Manager and research trip leader for Washington, DC and Fort Wayne, Indiana. Pat also teaches at St. Louis Community College and is an IGHR course coordinator. She lectures at various state and national conferences.

LaDonna Garner, M.A., CGSM
Consultant in Southeast Missouri. Her M.A. is in Historic Preservation focusing in nonprofits and cemetery preservation. Currently she is the African-American SIG Chair, St. Louis Genealogical Society; Small Conference Committee, Board for Certification of Genealogists, and Webmaster, Jefferson County Genealogical Society.

Gwyneth Podeschi, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Gwen Podeschi is a Reference Librarian in the Printed and Published Department of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. As well as the public service responsibilities associated with this position, she currently serves as Chair of the Library’s Book Discussion Committee and is currently the library’s liaison to the Board of the Illinois State Genealogical Society.

Conference Details

Program: Click here for full program details and Conference Brochure (PDF).

Dates: Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Location: Hilton Garden Inn St. Louis Shiloh/O’Fallon
360 Regency Park Drive, O'Fallon, IL, 62269
Telephone: 1 (888) 853-6895
Reservations: Available here.

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