Thursday, September 5, 2019

American Canadian Genealogical Conference Slated

nnyacgs fall conferenceThe Northern New York American Canadian Genealogical Society’s (NNYACGS) Annual Fall Conference is set for September 27th, 28th, 29th, at the Dannemora Civic Center, 40 Emmons Street, in Dannemora, NY.

Free genealogical research help will be available on Friday and Sunday between 11 am and 4 pm. The Society has thousands of books relating to family histories in Northern New York and can help with research on ancestors here and elsewhere. Saturday will feature two speakers, one at 10 am and another at 1 pm.

The morning speaker, Nancy Smith, will peak on the topic Missing Relatives? Strategies to Overcome Brick Walls & Find the Hidden Women in Your Family Tree. This presentation reviews the challenges of brick wall problems and key strategies of analysis and planning that are important in resolving them. Specific examples taken from the audience illustrate combining documentary and genetic strategies to help you discover the hidden women in your family tree.

The afternoon speaker will be Julie Dowd. She will talk about the over 5,000 men enlisted in Clinton County between 1861 and 1865. Many of them have descendants who are living in the North Country today. She will use free resources to discover their military history, a little about their family history, and often, where they are buried.

Refreshments will be available at 9:30 am on Saturday. There will be exhibits in the gymnasium and a light lunch is available by donation in the cafeteria between speakers. NNYACGS publications will be available for sale. The Dannemora Village Museum will also be open for conference attendees on Saturday.

All events are free and open to the public.

The NNYACGS Genealogical Library is open every Wednesday from 11 am to 4 pm and the first Saturday of the month from 11 am to 4 pm. For more information, visit their website, or call (518) 569-8479. Research is free for members and $5 per day for non-members.

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