Thursday, July 27, 2006

New England on the Program

If one of the reasons you're attending FGS Boston is your New England roots then put the following speakers on your schedule. Search their names in the conference schedule on the FGS website. The program has an impressive lineup of New England related talks. Read More

Scott Andrew Bartley, editor of the Mayflower Descendant and Vermont Genealogy, is talking about the Mayflower Society and how to join in his Thursday lecture, "The Mayflower Story: It's History, How to Join and Why."

Christopher Child, staff genealogist at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, specializes in New England migrations and Connecticut research. Learn more about "Northeastern Connecticut: A Crossroads of Resources" on Friday.

Marie E. Daly, Director of Library Research at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, is an expert on Irish-Americans in New England. Her lecture, "Researching Irish-American Women," covers the history of Irish female immigration and offers research strategies for finding our Irish-American grandmothers.

David Curtis Dearborn, also of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, is a nationally known genealogist and a Fellow of the Society of American Genealogists. On Thursday he offers a personal perspective on genealogy, "A Genealogist's Journey:Memories of the Past, Predictions for the Future."

This is the first of several installments on local speakers on the program.

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