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Saturday, 25 July 2020 | FREE FamilySearch Family History and Genealogy Expo (at IGHR) | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel in Athens, Georgia

We hope you will join us for an informative and fun-filled day attending presentations, visiting vendor and society booths, exploring resources, asking questions, shopping in the bookstore, and meeting others interested in genealogy. Enjoy presentations given by FamilySearch personnel and our featured speaker Kenneth H. Thomas Jr. Don't miss his presentation, "Postcards and Genealogy: Using postcards to illustrate your family story as well as in interviewing relatives." The Books & Things genealogy bookstore will be open to the public during the Expo and during IGHR week!

FREE event! No registration required! Open to the public!

Sunday, 26 July – Friday, 31 July 2020 | Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR)

University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel in Athens, Georgia

The 2020 Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), hosted by the Georgia Genealogical Society, offers thirteen courses for various levels of instruction, from basic skills to advanced methodology and evidence analysis. Topics range from resources for specific geographic locations to in-depth skill development on specific subjects. Week-long courses are taught by premier genealogy educators who are leading researchers and scholars in the field.

IGHR 2020 registration begins Saturday, 1 February 2020 and ends Monday, 6 July 2020

Course One
Methods & Sources
coordinator Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL

Course Two
Intermediate Genealogy & Historical Studies
coordinator Angela Packer McGhie, CG

Course Three
Advanced Methodology & Evidence Analysis
coordinator Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

Course Four
Writing & Publishing for Genealogists
coordinator Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA

Course Five
Genetics for Genealogists: Beginning DNA
coordinator Patricia Lee Hobbs, CG

Course Six
Military Records III: Advanced Research and Methodology
coordinator Michael L. Strauss, AG

Course Seven
Scottish Research: The Fundamentals and Beyond
coordinator Paul Milner, MDiv, FUGA

Course Eight
For Land’s Sake! Advanced Analysis and Platting
coordinator Gerald H. (Jerry) Smith, CG

Course Nine
Research in the South: Cessions & Territories
coordinator J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA

Course Ten
Advanced Library Research: Law Libraries & Gov’t Docs
coordinators Benjamin B. Spratling III, JD & Patricia Walls Stamm, CG, CGL

Course Eleven
Researching African American Ancestors: Government Documents & Advanced Tools
coordinator Deborah A. Abbott, PhD

Course Twelve
Intermediate DNA: Planning for and Conducting Research using DNA and Documentary Sources
coordinator Karen Stanbary, MA, CG

Course Thirteen
Researching New York: Resources & Strategies
coordinator Karen Mauer Jones, CG, FGBS

Friday, 09 August 2019 | Augusta Genealogical Society 2019 Annual Workshop

Saturday, 10 August 2019 | 2019 Annual Genealogical Symposium From Brick Walls to Credible Conclusions.

Featuring Dr. Thomas W. Jones, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way Ext., Augusta, GA 30909

AGS is proud to announce that Dr. Thomas W. Jones, CG, CGL, will be our guest speaker at this year’s Annual Genealogical Symposium and Workshop. Tom, who has pursued his ancestry since 1963, is an award-winning author, editor, educator, and researcher focusing on methods for challenging genealogical problems. He teaches courses at week-long genealogy institutes and speaks often for local, state, national, and international genealogical meetings. From 2003 through 2018 he co-edited the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, and he wrote the textbooks Mastering Genealogical Documentation and Mastering Genealogical Proof. Nearly half his ancestry is in the greater Augusta area.

Friday, 09 August 2019 | Augusta Genealogical Society 2019 Annual Workshop | 2 PM - 5 PM

Friday Workshop Topics:

  • Tax Roll Strategies: Analysis, Interpretation, and Correlation

Purposes of tax rolls; local, state, and federal tax rolls and the genealogical evidence they contain; poll taxes,
land taxes, personal property taxes, income taxes, hearth taxes, taxation on window panes, and other forms of taxation; tax assessments compared to tax payments; relevant chronological issues; using tax rolls to discover age, relationships, and other hidden evidence

  • Local Land Records: Analysis, Interpretation, and Correlation

Common-law and other legal principles affecting the holding and use of land; land-related terminology; metes-and-bounds and rectangular survey systems; fee simple, fee tail, leases for lives, and other types of land holding; headrights, patents, warrants, grants, lotteries, deeds, and other ways of acquiring land; surveys, chain carrying, processioning, and other ways of measuring land and establishing boundaries; taxes, deeds, minutes, orders, and other court records pertaining to land; land platting, family and community reconstruction, and mapping; evidence.

Saturday, 10 August 2019 | AGS 2019 Annual Genealogical Symposium | 9 AM - 4 PM (Check-in starts at 8 AM)

Symposium Topics:

  • Can a Complex Research Problem be Solved Solely Online?

Step by step, attendees will suggest online sources and research strategies for tracing an ancestor who seems to disappear and reappear. Part 1 of a 2-part series concerning the same case, the presentation shows how cases can be solved online and the limits of material online today.

  • Follow-up: What can be Learned Offline about a Case Solved Online?

Building upon “Can a Complex Research Problem be Solved Solely Online,” offline research explains ancestral motivations and actions. this presentation shows how to find, access, and interpret offline records.

  • Systematically Using Autosomal DNA Test Results to Help Break Through Genealogical Brick Walls

A case study set in the early 1800s demonstrates methodology for using autosomal DNA test results to help solve longstanding genealogical problems.

  • Converting a Bunch of Information into a Credible Conclusion

Thorough research often yields disparate evidence items. Genealogists can organize the mixture, assess it as a whole, and convert the assemblage into a provable conclusion.​

This Calendar is sponsored by Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

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