20 September 2011

Today -- Early Bird Deadline North Hills Genealogists' Fall Conference Featuring Thomas W Jones -- NGSQ Co-editor and Recent APG Honoree


Thomas W Jones Speaking

The early-bird registration deadline of Sept. 20 is rapidly approaching for the North Hills Genealogists' Fall Conference.  The conference will be held on Saturday, 22 October 2011 from to at Ingomar United Methodist Church, 1501 W. Ingomar Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. This new, larger venue will host a great program featuring Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS, a well known author, lecturer, and researcher. Dr. Jones is co-editor of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, one of the premier scholarly journals in genealogy.

His lectures will include "Solving the Mystery of the Disappearing Ancestor," "Inferential Genealogy: Deducing Ancestors' Identities Indirectly," "Five Proven Techniques for Finding Your Ancestor's European Origins," and "Organizing Evidence to Overcome Record Shortages." The conference registration fee includes a continental breakfast, hot buffet lunch, and door prizes. The early bird registration deadline is 20 September 2011.

Parking is free at the conference which is located just 3 miles from the Wexford exit of I-79.

For more information and a mail-in registration form, or to register with a credit card, please visit http://www.NorthHillsGenealogists.org

Thomas W Jones Honored by APG

Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS, was awarded (9 September 2011) the APG Professional Achievement Award. The award, created in 2007, recognizes exceptional professional achievement and ethical behavior with contributions to the field of genealogy. Dr. Jones has served as co-editor of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly since 2002 and is a past APG board member and Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG?) trustee and president. With more than forty years of research and teaching experience, he frequently lectures, teaches, and writes about genealogical methodology. He is an instructor for Boston University’s Genealogical Research Certificate program, Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy.


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