Austin, TX – January 14, 2017 – The Texas State Genealogical Society (TxSGS) is excited to announce the first ever genealogy institute focused solely on Texas records. TIGR, the Texas Institute of Genealogical Research, is slated May 22-25, 2017, at the Thompson Conference Center at the University of Texas Austin. This intensive educational experience focuses on Texas records and research spanning early Spanish exploration and colonization through the Texas Republic and beyond.
Space is limited to first come-first served; early bird registration is open until March 1. TxSGS members receive a discount.
TIGR offers Texas researchers a four day records immersion program that addresses distinctly Texas issues. According to Kelvin L. Meyers, TIGR Coordinator, “The difference between TIGR and a national conference is the focus on the records in one of the places your ancestors lived.” Meyers continued, “You’re not only applying methodology to Texas records, you’re looking at the distinctive aspects of researching Texas records and applying techniques necessary to maximize your results.”
In addition to Meyers, the faculty includes well-known experts on genealogy research and Texas records: Teri E. Flack, Anne Gillespie Mitchell, John A. Sellers and Cari A. Taplin. The Thompson Conference Center at UT Austin is conveniently located near top Texas records repositories such as the Texas General Land Office, the Texas State Library and Archives, the Dolph Briscoe Center for History, and the Bullock State History Museum.
For more information on the TIGR 2017 Program, check out the links below:
The Texas State Genealogical Society (TxSGS) is a 501(c)3 organization founded in 1960. Its purpose is to promote, develop, and preserve the genealogical and historical resources of and for Texas; to improve communications between genealogical societies in Texas; to cooperate with local, regional, national, and statewide groups in promoting family heritage; and to advance education of family historians as they pursue their past.
BCG OFFERS FREE WEBINAR Tuesday, 17 January, 8:00 p.m. Eastern
“Writing up your Research” by Michael J. Leclerc, CG
Writing up our research is the best way to preserve it. This presentation will examine different ways of writing and publishing, from blogs to books.
The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) will present “Writing up your Research” by Michael J. Leclerc, CG, free to the public at 8:00 p.m. EDT, 17 January 2017.
Michael J. Leclerc, CG, is an internationally renowned genealogist. He has authored numerous articles for genealogy magazines and scholarly journals, and is a popular presenter at conferences and seminars around the world. Michael worked in a variety of capacities at the New England Historic Genealogical Society for 17 years prior to joining Mocavo as Chief Genealogist in 2012. He left there in 2015 to start Genealogy Professor (www.genprof.net), where he helps to provide genealogy education opportunities to family historians.
He has edited several books, including Genealogical Writing in the 21st Century: A Guide to Register Style and More, Second Edition, with Henry Hoff, and the fifth edition of the seminal guidebook Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research. He was a contributing editor for American Ancestors magazine, and a consulting editor for The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Michael has served on the boards of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Federation of Genealogical Societies. You can reach him at www.mjleclerc.com and Facebook.com/michaeljleclerc.
President Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG, says, “The Board for Certification of Genealogists is proud to offer this new webinar as part of an ongoing series that supports our mission to provide education for family historians. This webinar will address genealogy standards for research. By promoting a uniform standard of competence and ethics BCG endeavors to foster public confidence in genealogy.”
Register for “Writing up your Research” by Michael J. Leclerc, CG, before 17 January 2017 at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7771888423857682691.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. For more information contact: office@BCGcertification.org.
View BCG’s past Legacy webinars at
http://familytreewebinars.com/bcg and http://bcgcertification.org/blog/bcg-webinars.
For more information on educational opportunities, please visit: http://www.BCGcertification.org/certification/educ.html.
The words Certified Genealogist are a registered certification mark, and the designations CG, CGL and Certified Genealogical Lecturer are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, used under license by board certificants after periodic evaluation.
What's your favorite BIG genealogy conference? I get that a lot. The answer is always RootsTech. Don't get me wrong, FGS and NGS put on great shows. The SCGS Jamboree is always stellar. However, when it comes to meeting my professional and personal family history needs, RootsTech wins out every time.
Why? Because of the TECH. Now, I'm not a tech geek by any definition. But RootsTech was the first family history conference to court other fields, other industries, and other markets. This has led to a lot of exciting options for meeting my clients' needs.
The projects handled by Raincross Information Services are rarely one-dimensional. They are complex, needing different solutions for the various stages of the task. I want you to research my family's history AND digitize and organize these 5,000 items. That requires database software and some archive-management tools. I want you to compile a book about the desdendants of John and Jane Smith for our family reunion. That requires online options for locating and managing information on living folks, as well as knowledge of publishing sources.
Just like no two family trees are the same, no two projects handled here are the same. Each is unique with their own demands. This requires me to keep up with all the latest tools in order to deliver good products to my clients. RootsTech makes it easy to stay current and interact with people whose solutions make my job easier. For this "outside the box" thinker, RootsTech always delivers.
So this is a conference for professionals? No, NO. Heck no! RootsTech offers classes and features for all levels of experience. One of the reasons I love this conference so much is that it is so welcoming to beginners. I guarantee if you'll find something for you in the schedule.
Next month I will be at RootsTech 2017, making beelines for the vendor hall, the demo area, and sessions that help me learn what can help me make my clients' family history experiences better.
Will I see you there? Let me know. I would love to meet you and maybe even share a beverage or a meal.
Disclaimer: I am a RootsTech Ambassador. This means that FamilySearch comped my admission to the event. However, these words are my own opinion and are no way infuenced by others.
Amy Lenertz, MLIS is the founder of Raincross Information Services.