Workshops and Pre-Conference Events

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Pre-Conference Events (sold out)

At this moment, all pre-conference workshops are sold out. Please email webmaster@nygbs.org if you would like to join the waiting list. 

 

Workshops

Mapping Your Ancestors

Thursday, September 13, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Frederick Wertz, NYG&B Director of Digital Services

This workshop will teach you the basics of incorporating geography, maps, and geo-technology in your family history research. Learn how to use historical maps, geographic data, and the most cutting-edge geo-technology tools to recreate the world your ancestors inhabited and break through brick walls in your research. We will use Google Earth to map events in a sample family tree, and import geospatial data from various sources to create a useful template that can be applied to your own research.

How to register: Tickets for this workshop are $48. When you register for NYSFHC, you will have an opportunity to add a workshop ticket to your registration. If you have already registered, please call (212) 755-8532, extension 211 to add this ticket to your registration. 

 

Developing Research Questions and Hypotheses; Planning an Exhaustive Search

Thursday, September 13, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS

This workshop covers pinpointing what a researcher wants to learn about an ancestor; developing strategies for determining which records to consult and where to find them; and planning research of sufficient scope to answer a genealogical question convincingly.

How to register: Tickets for this workshop are $58. When you register for NYSFHC, you will have an opportunity to add a workshop ticket to your registration. If you have already registered, please call (212) 755-8532, extension 211 to add this ticket to your registration.