Virtual Conference has a Class for Everyone!

We are less than one month away from this year’s incredible Virtual Conference. Join us on March 13-14 for a broad range of classes taught by a diverse set of experts.

Registration will close at midnight on 8 March 2020. All checks submitted as payment must be received no later than 8 March 2020.

Tickets cost $69 for members and $79 non-members and include 6-month exclusive access to recordings of all of the classes.

J. Mark Lowe, CG®, CGLSM, will be leading both days with classes on Carolina’s land claims, grants, and deeds. Mark will share his expertise while guiding you through learning about the establishment of the Colonies and early land practices. Discover how Carolina families worked with smaller tracts of lands and combined agriculture and commerce along the rivers. This class is rich in information about growth and change in the Carolinas and will help you discover unique resources to find your family and place them in the larger historical context.

Are you working on improving your DNA research skills? Patti Lee Hobbs’, CG, class may be just what you’re looking for. Patti will teach about Y-Chromosome DNA testing. This is one of the most straightforward ways to connect to a distant ancestor when other evidence is lacking. You’ll discuss test results and work towards developing strategies for working with those results to establish relationships.

Dive deep into probate records with Kelvin Meyer. If you have ancestors who lived in the United States, you don’t want to miss this class. Most persons in America, who lived to adulthood, left some type of an estate to be administered. Some left wills, some did not; either way if there was land or large amounts of personal property, this estate had to be disposed of. The records of probate can be some of the most fruitful for the genealogist and Kelvin will help you discover how to maximize their value.

Renate Yarbrough Sanders is the descendant of formerly-enslaved ancestors, as well as enslavers and free people of color. Her years of experience documenting the lives of the formerly enslaved have shown that it’s imperative to study records of their enslavers and the majority community. Join Renate to explore how descendants of property and business owning ancestors are crucial to and can assist in the research of those who descend from those once enslaved.

Did you know settlers from New Jersey settling near the Yadkin River in the late 1700s and early 1800s? Join D. Joshua Taylor to explore the history and records of Tract #9, North Carolina’s Jersey Settlement.

Diane Richard is an expert North Carolina genealogist who aims to make research accessible to you. Join Diane in learning how the Tar Heel state is at the forefront of internet available genealogy resources and discover how online homework is key for planning an in-person visit or determining record availability. Get an updated look at the myriad online resources created by North Carolina institutions available to genealogists.

We hope you will join us for a weekend packed with educational experiences and dynamic teachers.