Thursday, November 29, 2012

NGS: Building Bridges Between Genealogy and History

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was received from our friends at the National Genealogical Society. Please address all inquiries to that organization.

New Release in Voices of Genealogy Video Series
Robert Charles Anderson, 
“Building Bridges Between Genealogy and History”

ARLINGTON, VA, 30 NOVEMBER 2012: The National Genealogical Society is honored to announce a public release in celebration of the100th anniversary of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ): Robert Charles AndersonFASG, director of The Great Migration Study Project, on “Building Bridges between Genealogy and History.”
Anderson’s topic anticipates the NGS 2013 Family History Conference, Building New Bridges, to be held 8−11 May 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Just as the West is a timeless “bridge” where nations, cultures, and technologies connect, the four-day NGS conference will offer lectures that emphasize the diversity and movement of people, the places they settled, and the records they left behind.
At the conference Anderson will present two lectures that bridge genealogy and history. On Friday, 10 May, at 4:00 p.m., he will offer “Las Vegas in 1910,” an in-depth demographic analysis of the host city as it was in 1910. Anderson's study can serve as a model for similar projects in other places. On Saturday, 11 May, at 11:30 a.m., he will speak about how consistent application of “The Elements of Genealogical Analysis” can make genealogical study more rigorous.
The video was produced by award winning filmmakers Kate Geis and Allen Moore from an interview by Melinde Lutz Byrne, CG, FASG, co-editor of the NGSQ. Robert Charles Anderson, FASG, “Building Bridges between Genealogy and History,” is now playing at
Previous releases in the Voices of Genealogy archive now playing for members at the NGS website ( present Mary McCampbell Bell, CG; John Frederick Dorman, CG (Emeritus), FASG, FNGS, FVGS; David L. Greene, PhD, FASG; Frederick C. Hart Jr., CG, FASG; Ronald Ames Hill, PhD, CG, FASG; Henry B. Hoff, CG, FASG, FGBS; Harry Macy, FASG, FGBS; George Ely Russell, CG, FASG, FNGS; and Shirley Langdon Wilcox, CG, FNGS.
Video interviews with leading genealogists represent just one of the many opportunities NGS offers its members for honing their skills. Members receive the society’s outstanding quarterly publications, the NGSQ and the NGS Magazine, and can also take advantage of free courses and significant discounts on publications, courses, and the NGS annual conference to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, 8-11 May 2013; Richmond, Virginia, 7-10 May 2014; and St. Louis, Missouri, 13-16 May 2015.
Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogy education, high research standards, and the preservation of genealogical records. The Arlington, Virginia-based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian seeking excellence in publications, educational offerings, research guidance, and opportunities to interact with other genealogists.

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