Thanks for Joining Us!

The NCGS Virtual Conference was presented live online on Friday and Saturday, 13 and 14 March 2020.   Approximately 220 people registered for the event, with attendees coming from thirty-six states coast-to-coast across the United States, as well as from Canada.

J. Mark Lowe started the conference Friday with a keynote on Carolina’s Land claims, grants, and deeds.  Kelvin Meyers followed with a presentation on probate records.  D. Joshua Taylor then lectured on North Carolina’s Jersey settlement.   Diane L. Richard concluded with detailed information about doing North Carolina research online.

On Saturday, following the second keynote by J. Mark Lowe on Carolina lands, Patti Lee Hobbs lectured on using Y-DNA to research male ancestors.  Then Renate Yarborough Sanders presented information on researching enslaved ancestors.  Nancy E. Loe ended the day with a lecture on cataloging digital family photographs.

Door prizes were also awarded each day of the live presentations, including two NCGS digital memberships, subscriptions to Fold3 and Newspapers.com, an AncestryDNA kit, SassyJaneGenealogy ebooks, and an Ancestry World Explorere subscription.

The Virtual Conference replay continues into September, since all registered attendees have access to the recorded lectures for a 6-month period after the live presentations.

We hope you enjoyed the Virtual Conference and will join us again next year!