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GeneaSpy is an avid genealogist who attends national, regional, and local genealogical conferences, to learn about genealogy.

Sunday, May 19, 2024

NGS 2024 Virtual

   I attended the 2024 National Genealogical Society's Virtual Family History Conference "Expanding Possibilities" this weekend. It was very fun and informative as usual. Even though it was virtual, I saw a lot of friends and familial faces again. I am glad that all the classes were recorded so I can see the ones that I missed while attending the live classes I chose for each day.

“LIVE” 2024 NGS Sessions Attended:


Virtual Tour: International African American History Museum
SLAM! Idea Showcase and Expo Hall Opening


PLENARY SESSION: Artificial Intelligence and Genealogy: The First Year and Onward! - Steve Little
Irish Immigration-Digging Deeper - David E. Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA, FIGSRS
Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tools for Land Records Analysis - David M. McCorkle
In Their Own Words: Women and the War of 1812 - Julia A. Anderson, MA, AG
Using Social and Historical Context to Support Indirect Evidence - LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL, FASG
Using Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) to Solve a Misattributed-Parentage Case in America’s Colonial Era - Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, FASG, FUGA, FNGS


PLENARY SESSION: Artificial Intelligence and Genealogy: A Discussion of Issues and Concerns - Blaine T. Bettinger, PhD, JD, and others
Assembling Cryptic Bits of Documentary Evidence and DNA to Answer Major Genealogical Questions - Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
Hand-written Text Recognition: Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence to Transcribe and Search Documents - Yvette Hoitink, CG, QG
Research Planning: The First Step to Solving Tough Problems - Jill Morelli, CG, CGL
Finding Frances: A German American Case Study in Community, Illegitimacy, Immigration, and Interstate Migration - Nancy A. Peters, CG, CGL
Using Land Records to Prove Ancestral Connections - Barbara Vines Little, CG, FNGS, FUGA, FVGS

I am so looking forward to NGS 2025 when it will be in-person in Louisville, Kentucky! 😀

LINK to NGS: https://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/