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Kathy Mills, Director of the Thomasville Genealogical Library, and Doris Davies, Thomasville Genealogical Library Board Member, attended the 2016 National Genealogical Society Conference held May 4-7 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

 

Genealogical Library representatives attend national conference

Kathy Mills, Director of the Thomasville Genealogical Library, and Doris Davies, Thomasville Genealogical Library Board Member, traveled to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to attend the 2016 National Genealogical Society Conference May 4-7.  With the theme “Exploring the Centuries: Footprints in Time,” the conference drew more than 1,850 participants and more than 100 presenters who participated in more than 150 lectures.

Pre-conference events featured a workshop for board certification, a workshop for genealogical librarians, tours of historic Fort Lauderdale, and a research trip to the Miami-Dade Library.

The conference featured an exhibition hall with genealogical resources for sale, such as books, maps, family trees and software. Free mini workshops were provided by Family Search, Ancestry, Family Tree, DNA, Heritage Quest, Find My Past and Pro Quest.

“One of the most exciting lectures was when speaker Barbara Vines Little, CG, FNGS, FVGS, and editor of the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, used an example of one of her ancestors in a court case in Kentucky, along with a will of her ancestor,” Mills said.

Davies attended a special hands-on chromosome mapping workshop given by Angie Bush, MS, DNA genetic genealogy expert and member of the NGS Board. Davies also attended a workshop presented by Mary M. Tedesco, professional genealogist and host of the TV show “Genealogy Roadshow” on PBS. Tedesco also spoke in Davies’ Italian dialect.

The Thomasville Genealogical Library is currently housed on the Main Campus of Thomas University, 1501 Millpond Road. The Eugenia P. Smitha Building is undergoing renovations and will serve as the new home of the Thomasville Genealogical Library. Until the renovation is completed, library materials are being housed at a secure location. Appointments may be made by phone or email for consultation and research.

For more information about the NGS Conference or the Thomasville Genealogical Library, contact Mills at 229-226-9640 or kmills@thomasu.edu.

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