In what is truly one of the most affordable events of its kind, VBRGS brings Ancestry to the Van Buren Conference Center, Lawrence, for the minimal cost of $20.00 per person. This fee includes five lecture sessions, a full banquet luncheon, and automatic entry into a drawing for a free World Deluxe subscription to Ancestry.com, a Family Tree Maker software package, and a variety of other door prizes. In addition, VBRGS will have a large display of local history materials for view and sale.
Loretto Szucs is a widely known genealogical lecturer and author, appearing at most national genealogical conferences. Some of her more noted written works include Chicago & Cook County : a guide to research, Ellis Island : tracing your family through America's gateway, Hidden Sources : family history in unlikely places, They Became Americans : finding naturalization records and ethnic origins, and perhaps her most noted, The Source : a guidebook of American genealogy.
Lectures for the July 13 Ancestry Day will include:
- Find Them Fast : Searching for Your Family on Ancestry.com
- A Dozen Ways to Jumpstart Your Family History Project
- Midwestern Resources on Ancestry.com
- Hidden Treasures at Ancestry.com
To register, you can visit the VBRGS website and sign up online, or print out the form and mail it in. In either case, space is limited and the deadline for registration is July 6. This blogger hopes to see you there!
Nameless Picture of the Day
Photographer - Blair, Allegan
From the collection of Gloria (Goodrich) Krogel
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