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Finding Elusive Ancestors -- Tools and Techniques for the Search

Fairfax Genealogical Society

Friday, March 31, 2017 at 10:30 AM - Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 3:45 PM (EDT)

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Friday and Saturday Early Registration
IF YOU HAVE A PROMOTION CODE, PLEASE ENTER & APPLY IT BELOW BEFORE MAKING ANY SELECTIONS (above the Register button.)
Mar 15, 2017 $110.00 $0.00
F03 Workshop Mar 31, 2017 $12.00 $0.00
S01 Workshop Apr 1, 2017 $22.00 $0.00
Friday Only Early Registration
IF YOU HAVE A PROMOTION CODE, PLEASE ENTER & APPLY IT BELOW BEFORE MAKING ANY SELECTIONS (above the Register button.)
Mar 15, 2017 $75.00 $0.00
Saturday Only Early Registration
IF YOU HAVE A PROMOTION CODE, PLEASE ENTER & APPLY IT BELOW BEFORE MAKING ANY SELECTIONS (above the Register button.)
Mar 15, 2017 $75.00 $0.00
Friday Consultation Mar 31, 2017 $30.00 $0.00
Saturday Consultation Apr 1, 2017 $30.00 $0.00
Printed Syllabus
You will receive a complementary electronic copy of the syllabus with all registrations. You must be registered for the conference to purchase syllabus. If you purchase a syllabus without a registration we will cancel your syllabus order. Your refund will be less any fees we still have to pay (usually PayPal fees).
Apr 2, 2017 $20.00 $0.00
Stern/NARA Fund Donation
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Apr 1, 2017 Enter donation ($)
VA Room (City of Fairfax Public Library) Donation
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Apr 1, 2017 Enter donation ($)
Volunteer (Must be registered for the day you volunteer) Apr 1, 2017 Free $0.00

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Event Details

31 March - 1 April 2017

Strategies for Researching in the U.S. and Europe

The Fairfax Genealogical Society invites you to ‘mark your calendar’ for its annual spring conference, Finding Elusive Ancestors - Tools and Techniques for the Search”. This major event will be 31 March - 1 April 2017 at the The Westin Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Virginia.

On Friday, 31 March 2017 we are pleased to offer a keynote speaker and seven tracks of four lectures each and one track of three lectures from 10:30 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., as well as a lunch and dinner-time mini lecture. Registration begins at 9:00 A.M.

  • Track 1 - Bringing the Past to Life - D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS
  • Track 2 - Using Genealogical Evidence to Break Through Research Barriers - Tom Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
  • Track 3 - Mirgratons Into Virginia - Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG
  • Track 4 - Canadian Research - Kathryn Lake Hogan, UE, PLCGS
  • Track 5 - Researching in New England - Sandra Clunies, CG
  • Track 6 - Researching German Ancestors - James M. Beidler
  • Track 7 - Continuing Genealogical Research in the 21st Century - Charles S. "Chuck" Mason, Jr., CG
  • Track 8 - Maryland: The Old Line State - Sharon Hodges      

On Saturday, 1 April 2017 we are pleased to offer a workshop and seven tracks of four lectures each from 9:00 A.M. to 3:45 P.M., as well as a lunch-time mini lecture.

  • Track 1 - Workshop - Online Resources for Colonial America - D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS
  • Track 2 - Courting Virginia: Understanding the Old Dominion's State and Federal Courts - Judy G. Russell, JD, CG
  • Track 3 - Research in New York - Karen Mauer Jones, CG, FGBS
  • Track 4 - Illinois Research - Tina Beaird
  • Track 5 - Southern Research for All (Using Examples from NC Records) - Diane L. Richard
  • Track 6 - Irish Research - Donna M. Moughty
  • Track 7 -African-American Research - Slave Records - Char McCargo Bah
  • Track 8 - Pennsylvania Research - Sharon Cook MacInnes, Ph.D

On Friday and Saturday, we are offering 30-minute one-on-one consulations with genealogy experts for only $30!  

Vendors offering books, software, forms, and other items of interest will be available on Friday and Saturday.

For question please contact conference@fxgs.org.

Have questions about Finding Elusive Ancestors -- Tools and Techniques for the Search? Contact Fairfax Genealogical Society

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The Westin Tysons Corner
7801 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043

Friday, March 31, 2017 at 10:30 AM - Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 3:45 PM (EDT)


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Fairfax Genealogical Society

The Fairfax Genealogical Society was established in 1974 as a non-profit organization to promote fellowship and cooperation among persons who are conducting genealogical research, to further the use of sound  genealogical methods, standards of accuracy, and scholarly research, and to aid those doing research in our area.   We currently have over 500 members, including not only many who live in or near Fairfax County, but also many who are searching for information in our area.  We are pleased to also have the membership of several libraries and other societies nationwide.

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