NERGC – New England Regional Genealogical Conference Reminder!

NERGC – New England Regional Genealogical Conference – Featured speakers include Angie Bush, John Grenham, Pat Richley. CPGC President Jennifer Zinck, Vice President Nora Galvin, CSG Vice-President and CPGC Board Member at Large, Pauline Merrick and CPGC member Edwin Strickland will all be presenting. In addition there are many acclaimed speakers, an opportunity to sign up for Table Topics, the Ancestor Road Show, Special Interest Groups and Virtual Exhibit Hall.
Please visit the NERGC website and join us for a truly wonderful conference!  https://nergc.org.
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May Meeting Guest Speaker Details

Please join us for a virtual session via Zoom on 05 May 2020 at 10:00 a.m. An invitation will be sent to all CPGC members via email before the meeting.

From the Past to the Present: Forensic Genealogy in Practice

Summary

Forensic genealogy offers multiple career paths for the twenty-first century professional. The common element involves creating a bridge from people in the past to their present-day living relatives. Explore your potential role among the varied opportunities forensic genealogy offers, including research for probate, real estate, mineral rights, immigration, unknown parentage, law enforcement, military repatriation, and other types of cases. This session will address the following questions: Who are your prospective clients? What skills do you need? Where can you advance your education in the growing field? How can you get started?

Speaker bio:

Catherine Becker Wiest Desmarais, CG, is a full-time professional genealogist and the owner of Stone House Historical Research. She and her experienced team of researchers undertake forensic genealogy research to assist US Army repatriation efforts and to locate heirs in legal matters involving probate and property title issues.

Certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists since 2011, Catherine also holds a master’s degree in Education from the University of Vermont. She teaches at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), the Association of Professional Genealogists Professional Management Conference, the Federation of Genealogical Societies conference, the New England Genealogical Consortium and local venues. She has served as the vice-president of the Association of Professional Genealogists (2014-2017) and is a past board member and Mentor Program Coordinator for the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG). Catherine’s writing has been published in the National Genealogical Society QuarterlyCrossroads, and the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly.

Election of Officers for 2019-2021

On November 12 the following slate was accepted
President – Jennifer Zinck
Vice President – Nora Galvin
Recording Secretary – Dick Roberts
Corresponding Secretary – Alison Watson-Maston
Treasurer – Kathryn Black
Member at Large – Pauline Merrick

Future Meetings

No Meetings July and August.

September 3: “Autosomal DNA Reveals a Misattributed Paternity” by CPGC President Jennifer Zinck. Emanual Lutheran Church, Hartford. 10 AM.

October 1: Meet at 10:00 Emanuel Lutheran Church, Hartford for business meeting first. Following business meeting we will adjourn to the Connecticut State Library for a custom tour of underutilized resources and other items.

November 12: Annual Meeting with Pot Luck Lunch; Election of Officers. Emanuel Lutheran Church, Hartford. 10 AM.

December 3: Connecticut State Library Update with Mel Smith. CT State Library Conference Room. 10 AM

Next Two Meetings

Tuesday, 7 May – 10 AM at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Hartford. Topic: “Prove It! Arguing Conclusions Without Direct Evidence.” Speaker: Nora Galvin. Sometimes primary information and direct evidence simply do not exist. Learn strategies for proving relationships with indirect evidence, and how to craft a proof argument.

Tuesday, 4 June – 10 AM at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Hartford. Topic: “Temporary Homes for Homeless & Neglected Children 1883-1955.” Speaker Chris Klemmer.