Fall Conference Highlights
October 30 - December 31
The multi-track genealogy conference held on 28 October 2017 at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center featured four outstanding speakers. Dr. Deborah Abbott presented the keynote lecture, “You Only Have a Death Announcement: Now What?” and three other lectures focused on methodology, critical thinking, and African American records. Other lectures included several by Jeffrey Haines on the topics of strategies for working in counties with lost
records, how to use North Carolina tax records, and the tools for DNA research provided by the GEDmatch website.
Ginger Smith also spoke on the topic of DNA and demonstrated how to use it to break down brick walls. In recognition of the centennial anniversary of the United States’ involvement in World War I, Craig R. Scott lectured on the tools and techniques to successfully research an ancestor who served in the war.
The annual meeting and awards presentation took place while guests enjoyed a delicious lunch prepared by Lip Service Contemporary Catering of Cary. Beautiful fall centerpieces, created by NCGS volunteer Joyce Wilder, graced the tables and were taken home by lucky winners.
Read about the awards presented at the conference, upcoming events, and more in the latest installment of the NCGS News.