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Genealogy Events and Conferences

If you are organizing or know of an upcoming genealogy conference and want to have the event listed, please let us know. We especially want to hear about Scottish genealogical and historical events.

If you know of additional genealogy societies and research facilities in your area, please let us know so we can list them here. Also, if you are a member, or know of a society that has a special interest in Scottish research, please let us know.

October 1999

The New England Historic Genealogical Society
Boston, Massachusetts
October 7, 14, 21, and 28, 1999
Presents: - “Genealogy 101”
101 Newbury Street
Boston, Massachusetts
This is an intensive course in beginning your family history taught by Marcia Melnyk.
Telephone NEHGS at (617) 536-5740; or visit their Web site at

The Hilton Head Island Genealogical Society
& The Heritage Library

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
October 13-16, 1999
Four days of computer lectures, classes, tours of the low-country, and fellowship with area genealogists.
Speakers include:
Tony Burroughs, Emory Campbell, Alexia Helsley, Brent Howard Holcomb, Randy Holcombe, Sandee Hanahan, Dr. Robert E. H. Peeples, David E. Rencher, Steve Tuttle, and Peter Wilkerson
The Heritage Library Foundation, Inc.,
Suite 300,
The Courtyard Building,
Hilton Head Island,
SC 29928-4540;
e-mail: or visit their Web site at:

The National Genealogical Society
Chicago, Illinois
October 15 & 16 1999
The NGS presents a regional conference featuring: Christine Rose, Curt B. Witcher, and John Vincent Wylie
The Chicago hosts are The Chicago Genealogical Society, DuPage (IL) Genealogical Society, South Suburban Genealogical Society, and the Tinley Moraine Genealogists.
Contact 1-800-473-0060 Ext. 116
or visit the NGS homepage at:

Arkansas Genealogical Society
Little Rock, Arkansas
October 22 & 23, 1999 Russell Bake, Barbara Roberts Baylis, Susan Boyle, Tracey Converse, and Lynda Suffridge are the Friday evening speakers
John Philip Colletta, Ph.D. is the Saturday speaker
Seminar & Book Fair and seminar
Mary Reid Warner
18 Fastota Lane
Hot Springs Village, AR 71909
or e-mail
For more information visit their Web site at:

The Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society
1500 Timeline To The Millennium 2000
The Michigan Genealogical Council Seminar
October 28-30, 1999
There will be seminar subjects for Beginners, Searches, Computers, and Locations
Speakers include:
Henry Z. “Hank” Jones, Jr.
Professional Genealogist and author, and a fellow of the American Society of Genealogists.
Cyndi Howell
Creator and Webmaster of Cyndi's List, with links to over 50,000 genealogical sites. Cyndi is an author and columnist for “Hertiage Quest” magazine.
Grand Traverse Resort
100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd.
Acme, MI 49610
(616) 938-2100
For program & reservation information, contact:
Gayle Grice, - Registration Chairman
3188 North Three Mile Road
Traverse City, MI 49686
Or E-mail Eunice K. Pines at

November 1999

The North Carolina Genealogical Society
Raleigh, North Carolina
November 12, 1999
The Hallelujah Trails
“People Who Worship Together, Travel Together.” Speakers will lecture about Quakers, Huguenots, Moravians, Ulster Scots/Highland Scots, Lutheran/German Reformed, Baptist, Waldensians, and Society for the Propagation of the Gospel.
For more information write to:
P.O. Box 1492
Raleigh, NC 27602

Genealogical Forum of Oregon, Inc. Portland, Oregon
November 6th, 1999
George K. Schweitzer, Ph.D., will be conducting a seminar from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm at Tabor Heights United Methodist Church. Topics will include Civil War Genealogy, Migration Routes and Settlement Patterns, and Researching in Burned-out Counties.
You can obtain a registration form at their Web site at:

Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society
Tacoma, Washington
Annual Fall Seminar
November 13, 1999
Lecturer Dr. George Schweitzer will discuss Civil War Genealogy, Migration Routes and Settlement Patterns, and Pennsylvania Genealogical Research
. Tacoma Elks Lodge
1965 Union Avenue South
Tacoma, Washington
Registration is $25 before November 5, 1999, $30 after November 5, 1999. Lunch is available for $10. You must pay for the lunch in advance with your registration in order to reserve a spot. To register, make checks payable to TPCGS. Send your check, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope and your full name and mailing address to:
Marie Hayden, Registrar TPCGS
4010 No. 36th St.
Tacoma, WA 98407

December 1999

Conference information pending

January 2000

Utah Genealogical Society
Salt Lake City
January 17 & 20, 2000
Seminar offers several course options, including American Genealogy Records and Research, European (German and Swiss), Preparation for Accreditation, Producing a Family History, and advanced problem solving.
For more information contact:
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy
P.O. Box 1144
Salt Lake City, UT 84110-1144
(888) INFOUGA (toll-free)
or visit their Web site at:

San Diego, California
January 28 & 29 2000
Gentech 2000 is hosted by the San Diego Genealogical Society. The theme is “Bridging the Centuries: Bringing Genealogy and Technology Together.” For more information, visit their Web site at:

or write
San Diego Genealogy Society
1050 Pioneer Way
Suite E
El Cajon, CA 92020-1943

February 2000

Clan MacIntyre Genealogy Meeting
Tacoma, Washington
Date and time to be determined.

National Genealogy Society (NGS) Regional Conference
Torrance/South Bay, California
February 4 & 5 2000
Christine Rose CG, CGL, FASG
Specializes in courthouse research throughout the US Recipient of the prestigious Donald Lines Jacobus award.
Curt B. Witcher MLS, FUGA
Manager of the Historical Genealogy Department of the Allen County Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana and was a NGS vice-president.
John Vincent Wylie
Genealogist, author and lecturer, John Vincent Wylie specializes in teaching computer skills as they relate to genealogy.
For more information and a registration form visit their Web site at:

March 2000

BYU Annual Computerized Genealogy Conference
Provo, Utah
March 16 - 18, 2000
The BYU annual Conference covers numerous topics about using computers and software for genealogical use.

April 2000

Clan MacIntyre Genealogy Meeting
Place, date and time to be determined.

May 2000

National Genealogical Society (NGS) 2000 Conference in the States
Providence, Rhode Island
May-31 through June 3, 2000
Local Host:
New England Regional Genealogical Conference (NERGC)
Conference includes four days packed with genealogy, with hundreds of lectures and hands-on computer labs, local and national experts; new products in the exhibits hall; NGS members will receive a copy of the brochure in the newsletter around the first of the conference year.
For more information contact: NGS
4527 Seventeenth Street
North, Arlington, VA 22207-2363
or call (703) 525-0050

June 2000

Conference information pending

July 2000

Conference information pending

August 2000

Conference information pending

September 2000

Federation of Genealogical Society's National Conference
Salt Lake City
September 6 - 9, 2000
“A World of Records Available”
For more information contact:
FGS Business Office
P.O. Box 200940
Austin, TX 78720-0940
call toll free: (888) FGS-1500
fax toll free (888) 380-0500
or visit the Web site at:

October 2000

Conference information pending

November 2000

Clan MacIntyre Society Genealogy Meeting
Place, date and time to be determined

December 2000

Conference information pending

January 2001

Conference information pending

February 2001

Clan MacIntyre Society Genealogy meeting
Place, date and time to be determined

March 2001

Conference information pending

April 2001

Clan MacIntyre Society Genealogy meeting
Place, date and time to be determined

May 2001

National Genealogical Society Conference in the States and the Genealogical Forum of Oregon, Inc.
Portland, Oregon
(Additional information when made available)

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