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Getting Acquainted with AncestryDNA 2019 – Your Test Results & the Tools You Can Use
Tuesday, July 23
Getting Acquainted with AncestryDNA 2019 – Your Test Results & the Tools You Can Use  (Kentucky Seminars & Workshops)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway (at Linn Station Road), Louisville, KY
Presented by: Debra Renard
This presentation has just been updated to include the recent changes made by AncestryDNA.
AncestryDNA has fantastic tools to help you make the most of your autosomal DNA test.  Besides just DNA Matches, your results include Ethnicity Estimates, Genetic Communities,  Shared Ancestor Hints, DNA Circles, and New Ancestor Discoveries. Then there are many  other features that relate to individual matches and to managing your tests. Learning how to  use them can lead to wonderful discoveries!

Scandinavian Genealogy
Saturday, July 27
Scandinavian Genealogy  (Conferences & Seminars)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Ohio History Center, 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, Ohio
Are your ancestors from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, or Finland? Expert Ross Nelson shares  the histories of these countries and the fascinating stories of its citizens who immigrated to the United States of America. $15 for members of the Ohio History Connection (formerly Ohio Historical Society); $20 for others. For details, phone (614) 297-2300 or (800) 686-6124), or send email to

Missouri Gold: Digging Deep into Our Sources and Culture
Friday, August 2 through Saturday, August 3
Missouri Gold: Digging Deep into Our Sources and Culture  (Conferences & Seminars)
Stoney Creek Inn in Columbia, MO
We are excited to announce that registration is open for our annual conference that will be held at Stoney Creek Inn in Columbia, MO on August 2-3, 2019.   This year we are focusing on honing our skills and getting up-to-date advice on online and technology-based tools.  We have invited some of the top genealogical experts Missouri has to offer from St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Cape Girardeau and all points in between.  
Join us in August to hear about…
  • The NEW Center for Missouri Studies that opens one week after our conference
  • New collections at the State Archives and Missouri History Museum
  • Tips for Missouri First Families and Lineage Societies
  • How to get the most out of,  FamilySearch and FindMyPast
  • How to Find our Female Ancestors
  • How to find our family members in land records, manuscripts and online newspapers
  •  A fresh look at immigration and census records
  • A great book sale with many hard-to-find treasures
  • And much more!!!
We will have some fun, too.  On Friday evening join us for dinner and stay for Networking Desserts where we will display some old items to jog memories and invite stories to be told.  Bring your best ideas and prepare to share!  We want everyone to leave the conference will new ideas for their research, new friends and a renewed feeling they can break down any brick wall or get one step closer to the cherished past.  See the full agenda and REGISTER online at and watch for updates on our Facebook page and blog.  You can also print the brochure and mail in your registration.
For hotel registration, contact hotel directly.  See brochure for more details. 
See You in August!

A McDowell Family Gathering
Wednesday, August 7 through Sunday, August 11
A McDowell Family Gathering  (Conferences & Seminars)
Lexington Virginia
August 7-11, 2019
Lexington, Virginia
The Historic McDowell Family of Virginia and Kentucky
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Kentucky History & Genealogy Conference 2019
Friday, August 23 through Saturday, August 24
Kentucky History & Genealogy Conference 2019  (Conferences & Seminars)
Mercer County Public Library, 109 W. Lexington, Harrodsburg, KY
Kentucky History and Genealogy Conference, will be held at the Mercer County Public Library in Harrodsburg, Kentucky on August 23 and 24. Guests are encouraged to visit the registration page on MCPL’s website at: The registration page will also include helpful information about parking, restaurants, and lodging in the area. Please feel free to share this information with anyone you feel may be interested in attending. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Download schedule below.
David Kirkpatrick
Reference/Genealogy Librarian
Mercer County Public Library

DNA 101 and Beyond
Saturday, September 7
DNA 101 and Beyond  (Conferences & Seminars)
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
1000 South Hurstbourne Parkway, Louisville, KY
DNA 101 and Beyond
Presented by:
Deborah Campisano
Debra Renard
If you are interested, in finding
out more about DNA or you
need a refresher before the
CeCe Moore seminar?
This FREE seminar is for you!
Limited Seating

18th Annual Eastern Kentucky Genealogy and History Conference
Friday, September 20 through Saturday, September 21
18th Annual Eastern Kentucky Genealogy and History Conference  (Kentucky Seminars & Workshops)
Ramada Inn, Paintsville, Kentucky
Watch for details at or contact Victoria L. Moore at

2019 LGS Seminar
Saturday, October 19
2019 LGS Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
8:30 am to 4:45 pm
Holiday Inn Louisville East - Hurstbourne, 1325 South Hurstbourne, Louisville, KY 40222
Louisville Genealogical Society
is proud to present
internationally-known speaker
one of the preeminent genetic
genealogists in the world
CeCe Moore
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Day With Judy G. Russell
Saturday, October 26
Day With Judy G. Russell  (Conferences & Seminars)
8:45 am to 4:00 pm
Allen County Public Library,Fort Wayne, Indiana
The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a genealogist with a law degree who writes and lectures on topics ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. On the faculty of numerous genealogy institutes, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, from which she holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist® and Certified Genealogical Lecturer℠.
On October 26, there will be four lectures: “An Act for the Relief of Gregory Thomas and Others—The Private Laws of the Federal and State Governments”, “No Person Shall…Gallop Horses in the Streets--Using Court Records to tell the Story of our Ancestor’s Lives”, “When Worlds Collide: Resolving Conflicts in Genealogical Records”, and “2019: The Year of the Copyright.” For a description of each presentation and information on time schedule, go to our