2015 Fall Workshop and Annual Meeting: “Using Migration Patterns and Research Methods to Track Your Ancestors”

Fall Workshop and Annual Meeting:
Using Migration Patterns and Research Methods to Track Your Ancestors

Mark Lowe photoThe North Carolina Genealogical Society (NCGS) will present Using Migration Patterns and Research Methods to Track Your Ancestors, on 3 October 2015 from 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC 27606. We hope you will join us for the full-day workshop featuring four lectures by J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA.


$56 for current members of NCGS 
$66 for non-members of NCGS
Lunch is included with the registration.

Space is limited. Please register early.   

Registration will begin at 8:45 a.m. The full-day workshop will include four lectures by J. Mark Lowe:

1. “Land Barons or Dirt Farmers: Finding Land Transactions.” Following the land will often identify the ancestor and family. Learn how to trace an individual through property records and how to trace a specific property.
2. “The Migration Triangle: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Tennessee.” Discover what prompted our ancestors to follow the Migration Triangle and continue westward. Learn the paths they followed and the process for finding those elusive travelers.
3. “Who Owned the Cow? & Other Common Conundrums: A Reasoning From Evidence Example.” See how a simple question and reasonable search using genealogical research skills and plans leads to real answers and opens new barn doors.
4. “How to Document the Right Family While Staying on Track.” Learn simple techniques for breaking down difficult research problems into manageable segments, including the basics of documentation and why it is an important family research tool.

Our Speaker
   Mark Lowe describes himself as a lifelong genealogist. He is a full-time professional genealogist, author, and lecturer who specializes in original records and manuscripts throughout the South. Mark lives in Robertson County, Tennessee, just north of Nashville near the Kentucky border.
   Mark enjoys opportunities to share what he has learned over the years. He serves as the Course Coordinator for Research in the South at IGHR (Samford University) and also directs a Southern course for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG). Mark has worked on several genealogical television series including African American Lives 2, Who Do You Think You Are?, and UnXplained Events.
   Mark has published in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly (APGQ), National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ), the Genealogical Speakers Guild’s Speak!, The Longhunter (Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society), The Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society Quarterly, and other local society publications. His own publications include Robertson County Tennessee Marriage Book 2 1859-1873. He formerly was the president of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), president for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), and vice president of the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG). He is the former president of the Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society. Mark is a Certified Genealogist and a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Society. He was awarded the Graham T. Smallwood Award by the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Directions and Parking: https://onece.ncsu.edu/mckimmon/contact.jsp
Hotels: https://onece.ncsu.edu/mckimmon/divisionUnits/mctc/hotels.jsp

Refund Policy
Full refund if withdrawal precedes the early registration date of 23 September 2015; between then and the workshop day a prorated refund may be made; no refund may be made if withdrawal is on the day of the workshop.

Any changes, including those due to inclement weather conditions, will be posted on the NCGS website: http://www.ncgenealogy.org.

For more information on the workshop, send an e-mail to the NCGS Administrator at info@ncgenealogy.org.