Did your ancestors emigrate from England or Scotland?

Consider joining us for the 2021 NCGS Fall Conference featuring four classes by Paul Milner, FUGA, MDiv., known internationally for his expertise on English and Scottish records.

After a year hiatus, NCGS is delighted to present a hybrid Fall Conference! Join us on October 29-30th at McKimmon Conference and Training Center, Raleigh, North Carolina or on our virtual live-stream.

This is a particularly exciting year for attendees with ancestors who emigrated from England and Scotland. The following conference classes will help you cross the Atlantic back to your ancestors’ homeland and find them in English and Scottish records.

Effective Use of England’s National Archives Website 
Learn how to effectively use the research tools, guides, indexes, educational materials and catalogs on this large website to find your ancestors and to put them into their correct historical context. Examples will also be given on the value of using this archive for US research.

Scottish Emigration to North America Before, During, and After the Rebellion
Learn the reasons for emigration from Scotland to the U.S. and Canada and how it was influenced by events on both sides of the Atlantic. Learn where the emigrants settled, what records they created and what tools are available for tracing your Scottish ancestors.

Overlooked Sources of 17th-18th Century British Research 
Going beyond the basics learn what is different about the fundamental records in this period, especially parish and probate records, published and original. Plus learn about the records that are uniquely available for 17th and 18th century English research such as oaths, collections, and taxes.

English Marriage Practices and Records
This presentation will examine how marriage practices change with time, due to customs and law. Marriage by banns and by license created records rich in family information. The lecture will include examples of these records and will teach participants how to use them to find a missing marriage. Participants will learn the different types of irregular and clandestine marriages and the effect on your research.

Your ticket will also include four additional classes taught by experienced genealogy experts. Two optional in-person workshops are also available for purchase.


In Person (includes a boxed lunch on Saturday)
Members: $69 
Non-Members: $79 

Members: $55 
Non-Members $65 

Additional Items
In-person Workshops (in-person): $35
Printed syllabus for in-person attendees: $15