The Massachusetts Genealogical Council annual seminar and meeting will be held on July 18, 2009 at the LaCava Center at Bentley University in Waltham MA. Our featured speaker will be Paula Stuart-Warren, a national known genealogy and historical researcher. Ms. Warren is a course coordinator for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and has lectured at the NGS and FGS conferences since 1993. Paula’s topics for the day will include:
-Using the Resources of the Family History Library
- What Next? Developing Step-by-Step Research Plans
- American Indian Research (Panel Discussion)
- Becoming a Professional Genealogist (Panel Discussion)
The day will feature special guest Vincent J. Cannato, PhD, associate professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Dr. Connato will discuss his new book,
American Passage-The History of Ellis Island
Highlights of the seminar will include updates on legislation affecting genealogists’ access to records on a national and state level. The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) will sponsor lectures on: Using DNA in Your Genealogy, Internet Websites for Family History, and Getting the Most from NEHGS (online and offline).
The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA) will sponsor four lectures of Irish family history interest including First Generation Irish and Genealogical Resources of the State Library of Massachusetts.
Join us for this exciting and comprehensive program with something for everyone!
www.massgencouncil.org for more information and registration under “2009 Seminar Registration” and “2009 Seminar Information"
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