26 March 2021

NGSQ March 2021 Issue is Now Online!

Michael Templeton (1821–1909)

The March 2021 issue of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volume 109, Number 1, is available online in the Members Only section of the website. Please note that printed NGSQ delivery may be delayed by the U.S. Postal Service. 


  • “Backtracking Longstanding Errors to Prove Negatives: William Templeton’s Alleged Pennsylvania Military Service and Mahoning County, Ohio, Burial” by Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, FASG, FNGS
  • “A Father’s Lynching and Multiple Maiden Names: Ida King of Ralls County, Missouri, and Des Moines County, Iowa” by Ricki L. King
  • “Whom Did Mary Marry? Finding Mary Browett’s Multiple Marriages in Early Nineteenth-Century Gloucestershire, England” by Amy Harris, PhD
  • A Birth Family for Moses W. Shields of Hardin County, Tennessee, and Spartanburg County, South Carolina” by Nicki Peak Birch, CG

  • Tell Somebody about It

  • To Bow or Not to Bow? Social Etiquette, 1850s Style
  • Warning to Smokers
  • A Singular Event?

The National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ) is published four times per year, in March, June, September, and December. The journal is edited by Nancy A. Peters, CG®, CGLSM, and Allen R. Peterson, AG, CG®.

03 March 2021

Early Bird Discounts End 15 March for #NGS2021GEN

Early Bird Discounts End 15 March
for NGS 2021 Virtual Family History Conference

Time is running out for family historians and three representatives from each NGS society or organization to receive a discount on registration for the National Genealogical Society (NGS) Virtual Family History Conference, 17−21 May 2021. After 15 March, the price of registration for NGS 2021 Live! and On-Demand! will increase $50 across the various packages available. To qualify for the early bird discount, attendees must register online by 15 March.

Join NGS on Wednesday and Thursday, 19‒20 May, for its premier two-day virtual conference event― NGS 2021 Live! Speakers include two award-winning authors, Dani Shapiro, author of Inheritance, and Ric Murphy, author of Arrival of the First Africans in Virginia. Other nationally recognized speakers will join them, including Barbara Vines Little, the keynote speaker for the opening session, Elizabeth Shown Mills, Thomas W. Jones, Judy Russell, Eric Grundset, Craig Scott, Janice Lovelace, and more. The two-day event also features the announcement of winners for NGS awards; the newest genealogical products and services from exhibitors in our virtual expo hall; and drawings for exciting genealogy-related prizes.

In addition to NGS 2021 Live!, NGS offers a choice of either a twenty or forty lecture package on-demand. Those who purchase a package may choose from more than eighty-five on-demand sessions available for viewing starting 15 June. Program content includes bonus lectures provided by conference sponsors and sponsoring organizations.

NGS will host additional events throughout the week. On Monday, 17 May, the Delegate Council Kickoff Workshop focuses on helping member organization delegates understand their role within NGS. Tuesday, 18 May, presents the debut of the SLAM! Idea Showcase, highlighting creative and innovative projects or programs by societies, libraries, archives, and museums (SLAMs). The week ends with Focus on Societies on Friday, 21 May, an all-day event devoted to presentations offering expert advice for society leaders on managing and growing their genealogical or historical society.

Take advantage of the discounted Early Bird registration fee, plus member discounts, when signing up by 15 March 2021. NGS member societies and organizations should have their representatives contact our registrar at [email protected] to have up to three officers or directors register at the member rate.