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NCGS 2024 Virtual Conference

Friday, March 15 9:55 am Saturday, March 16 3:15 pm EDT

We are delighted to present the 2024 NCGS Virtual Conference to North Carolina family history researchers around the world. The conference will span two days, 15 and 16 March 2024, and will include four lectures each day. No matter where in the world you are, if you have a good internet connection, you can register and attend this Virtual Conference.

When you attend this conference, you will learn:

  • How to find manuscripts and special collections using free finding aids to learn more about your ancestors.
  • Five essential strategies for finding a U.S. ancestor’s church affiliation as a first step to finding related records.
  • About resources for North Carolina in the Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, IN.
  • How recording all the work associated with a single problem in a single document can help you, and others.
  • About underutilized resources for birth dates and locations, as well as naturalizations.
  • About researching collateral lines to find clues to help answer questions about your ancestors.
  • Research material that may help identify ancestors who may have owned slaves, and the economic impact.
  • How mitochondrial DNA can help break brick walls and solve family mysteries, how to maximize results, and upcoming new tools.

Register now for the Virtual Conference!

Friday and Saturday, 15-16 March 2024
9:55 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. EDT
$69 members / $79 non-members

Your Registration includes online access to:

  • eight live lectures by individuals recognized as experts in their fields;
  • a syllabus, which will include handouts for all lectures; and
  • recordings of all lectures from the Virtual Conference on the NCGS website for a 60-day period.

Registration will close at midnight on 11 March 2024. All checks submitted as payment must be received no later than 11 March 2024.

Purchasing Tickets: The ticket purchase section to register for the 2024 NCGS Virtual Conference is at the bottom of this webpage.

Refund Policy: A full refund will be given if request is received on or before 11 March 2024. No refunds will be given for requests received after 11 March 2024.
Remember that all lectures are recorded and if you cannot be present on either day of the conference, you still have 60 days to view them at your convenience.

On 12 or 13 March, registrants will be sent an email with a link to complete registration through GoToWebinar, which will then generate an email to the registrant with a unique conference join link.

Members, please log in before purchasing tickets to take advantage of NCGS member pricing.

Not a member? Take advantage of NCGS member pricing by first joining NCGS. Newly joining members must first purchase a membership and then log in with their member credentials to receive the member discount. Visit the Membership section of the website to see available plans.

Download the 2024 NCGS Virtual Conference Flyer, with complete topic descriptions, for yourself or to share with friends.

Meet the Speakers

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John Beatty, CG®

John D. Beatty, CG, has been a Senior Librarian in The Genealogy Center since 1984 and also serves as its principal bibliographer. He is the author of sixteen books on local and family history, including works on German and early American families, abstracts of town vital records from Biddeford, Maine, and annotated narratives from the Irish Rebellion of 1798, as well as numerous articles on a variety of genealogical and local historical topics.

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Debra Dudek

Debra M. Dudek is head of Adult and Teen Services at the Fountaindale Public Library District in Bolingbrook, Illinois. She holds a post-graduate certificate in genealogical, paleographic, and heraldic studies from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, and is the author of the World War I Research Guide: Tracing American Military and Non-Combatant Ancestors.

Janice Lovelace, PhD

Janice Lovelace, Ph.D. is a genealogical researcher, educator, author and lecturer, with over thirty years of experience. She is an instructor at the Midwest African American Genealogical Institute (MAAGI). A retired college faculty member, Dr Lovelace authored the National Genealogical Society’s online continuing education course African American Roots: A Historical Perspective.

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Jill Morelli, CG®

Jill Morelli, Certified Genealogist® and Certified Genealogy Lecturer, presents on intermediate and advanced methodologies, unique record sets, Swedish research, and writing family histories. Jill’s writing has appeared in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Illinois State Genealogy Society Quarterly, North Carolina State Genealogical Society Quarterly, and The Swedish American Genealogist. In 2023, she received the National Genealogical Society award of merit for her “Exceptional Contributions to the field of genealogy.”

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Sunny Jane Morton

Sunny Morton is a popular lecturer for the global genealogy community. She’s a Contributing Editor at Family Tree Magazine and the author of hundreds of articles and blog posts, as well as the brand-new book How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records, co-authored with Harold Henderson; Story of My Life: A Workbook for Preserving Your Legacy, and the quick reference guide, Genealogy Giants: Comparing the 4 Major Websites.

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Cheri Hudson Passey

Cheri Hudson Passey is a professional genealogist, instructor, writer, and speaker and the owner of Carolina Girl Genealogy, LLC. She is the host of the genealogy chat show GenFriends and is a genealogical researcher, subcontracted by Eagle Investigative Services, Inc., for the US Army Past Conflict Repatriations Branch. She currently serves as NGS Vice President, Society & Organization Management.

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Katy Rowe Schurwanz

Katy Rowe-Schurwanz has always been interested in genealogy, inspired by her maternal grandparents, who told her stories about their family and family history when she was little. After studying anthropology and history in college, she joined FamilyTreeDNA in 2015 and became the trainer for customer support. She was fundamental in the creation of the Big Y specialist team, and since 2021 has focused on improving FTDNA’s genetic genealogy products.

Paula Stuart-Warren, CG®

Paula Stuart-Warren, Certified Genealogist® is an internationally recognized genealogical educator, researcher and consultant focusing on unusual resources, manuscripts, methodology, and analyzing records. Paula has taught at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh since its inception, and has written for Ancestry, FGS, NGS Magazine, New England Ancestors, Minnesota Genealogist, and Findmypast.com.

For more complete, expanded biographies, please see our VC 2024 Speakers Flyer.

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