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Friday, April 26, 2013

NERGC 2013 - Civil War Table Talk

Saturday's lunch at NERGC was sponsored by the New England Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (NEAPG), who hosted a series of roundtable luncheon talks. The topics spanned many areas of genealogical and historical interest. Bob Ward, a fellow graduate of the Boston University Genealogy program, and I hosted a table talk on the Civil War and we prepared a handout for attendees spanning many topics of interest for the Civil War researcher. The table talk was a wonderful and engaging experience. Thank you everyone for contributing, sharing, and for hosting this terrific event.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

NERGC 2013

The NERGC 2013 conference was held in Manchester, New Hampshire from Wednesday, April 17 through Sunday, April 21. I attended five seminars on both Friday and Saturday, and all were wonderful. During the two days I learned a great deal about a variety of topics including gravestone studies, DNA research, QR (quick response) codes for mobile devices, alien registration for Italians during World War II, and medical conditions indigenous to Americans of French-Canadian descent. The conference was well-attended and was an energizing experience. I greatly anticipate the next NERGC conference in 2015 at Providence, Rhode Island.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Boston University Genealogy Alumni Meeting Schedule

B.U. Genealogy Program Alumni meetings for 2013

The schedule for Boston University Genealogy Program alumni meetings for the remainder of 2013 is listed below. All meetings are held at the New England Historic and Genealogical Society beginning at 9:00 A.M. except where otherwise noted.

April 27 at 1:15 P.M.
May 18
July 13
August 17 at 1:15 P.M.
September 28 at 1:15 P.M.
October 12
November 16
December 14

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Constant Genealogist Begins

In truth, I have been engaged in genealogical research for nearly eleven years. I am creating this blog site to record my genealogical progress and to share my knowledge and my research with others.

I am a software engineer by day and a genealogist in my free time, but my head and my heart are constantly engaged in genealogical pursuits. On evenings and weekends I research in libraries and I regularly attend genealogical meetings and events. I am constantly learning new approaches and techniques in my genealogical research. During the warmer months I travel to venues in my native New England and in Pennsylvania. Maryland, and Virginia to pursue my research. While visiting cemeteries and battlefields I sense a strong connection to the past, and I feel honored and blessed to walk in the paths of my ancestors. My abiding hope is that I remain faithful in researching, recording, and presenting their life stories.