2018  Seminar Schedule

Saturday ($85)  –  A Variety of Talks in Three Tracks

7:30 – 10:00 AM:  Registration and Breakfast

  • Registration begins in the Conference Area on the south side of the hotel. This area is directly accessible from the parking lot.
  • Continental breakfast is served from 7:30 to 9:00 AM.
  • Exhibitor area opens at 8:30 AM.

 9:00 – 10:00 AM:  Session 1

  • Jennifer Armstrong Zinck – DNA & Your Family Tree
  • Karen Mauer Jones – Records Created by New York’s Towns, Counties, and Cities: Uncommonly Rich Resources
  • Kimberly Toney – Genealogical Resources at the American Antiquarian Society

10:30 – 11:30 AM:  Session 2

  • Jennifer Armstrong Zinck – After the Test:  Exploring Ancestry DNA Results
  • David Allen Lambert (NEHGS) –  Researching Revolutionary War Veterans
  •  Clifford A. McCarthy – Genealogical Resources at the Springfield History Library and Archives

11:45 AM – 1:45 PM:  Lunch

  • Barbara Jean Mathews, Kathleen Kaldis, Teresa Scott —Records Access “Skit”
  • Barbara Jean Mathews – Presents Certificate of Appreciation to Senator James “Jamie” Eldridge

Buffet Lunch:  A menu will be posted closer to the seminar date. Special meal requests will be honored if specified in advance on the registration forms.

2:00 – 3:00 PM:  Session 3

  • Jennifer Armstrong Zinck – DNA Ethics
  • Karen Mauer Jones – New York Land Records: Patroonships, Manors, Patents, Rent Wars and Land Companies
  • John Hannigan – Genealogical Resources at the Massachusetts Archives and Commonwealth Library

3:15 – 4:15 PM:  Session 4

  • Jennifer Armstrong Zinck – DNA – Case Study
  • David Allen Lambert (NEHGS) –  Researching Civil War Veterans
  • Jean Maguire – Genealogical Resources in the Digital Commonwealth Collections

4:30 – 5:45 PM:  Workshop (MGC Members Only)

Dr. Thomas W. Jones, FASG, FNGS, FUGA- “Developing Research Questions and Hypotheses:  Planning an Exhaustive Search”

Dinner (optional)

We will organize a trip to the Wayside Inn in Sudbury, MA for dinner.  Registrants will be contacted via email prior to the Seminar to sign up for the dinner.

Sunday ($85) – All Day Seminar with Dr. Thomas W. Jones

7:30 – 10:00 AM:  Registration and Breakfast

  • Registration begins in the Conference Area on the south side of the hotel. This area is directly accessible from the parking lot.
  • Continental breakfast is served from 7:30 to 9:00 AM.
  • Exhibitor area opens at 8:30 AM

9:00-10:00 AM:  Session 1

What is the Standard Proof in Genealogy?

10:30-11:30 AM:  Session 2

Maximizing Your Use of Evidence

11:45 AM – 1:45 PM:  Lunch

Buffet lunch is served. A menu will be posted closer to the seminar date. Special meal requests will be honored if specified in advance on the registration forms.

2:00 – 3:00 PM:  Session 3

Systematically Using Autosomal DNA Test Results to Help Break Through Genealogical Brick Walls

3:15 – 4:15 PM:  Session 4

When Sources Don’t Agree, Then What?