Wednesday, November 17, 2010

FXGS Annual Spring Conference

Join us for our annual spring conference Friday and Saturday, March 25th and 26th, 2011 at the Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks, 11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, Virginia, 22033, on US Rte 50 at Fair Oaks Mall. Here's what's we've planned:

  • 4:00-9:00pm Consultations with speakers, $20 for 20 minutes. You will need to fill out an additional information form available online, (full details in the consultation form)
  • 4:30-6:30pm Impossible Immigrants!Case Studies in Tracing Immigrant Origins, presented by Warren Bittner. Enjoy an evening learning to solve "Brick Wall" immigrant problems. Learn how studying neighbors and relatives in the U.S. can lead to finding their places of origin. Then follow families in European records when they are not found in the towns where they were supposedly born. Learn techniques to correctly identify difficult families.
  • 6:30-7:15pm Break for Dinner or Consultations
  • 7:15-7:45pm Mini-session What’s New at
  • 8:00-9:00pm Crossing the Ocean With the Internet presented by Leslie Albrecht Huber. With more sources coming online all the time, tracing your ancestors across the ocean to their European hometowns has never been easier. Familiarize yourself with some important websites for making your cross-continent connection.
Four Great Tracks to Choose from on Saturday!
Putting the Pieces Together
Western European Research
Probate Records
Basics for Beginners and Beyond

Lunchtime mini-Sessions include:
Blogging for Beginners with DearMYRTLE & What's new at NARA
FamilySearch Wiki

Book Signing, Consultations, Vendors, Door Prizes, Software Demos, and More!


Warren Bittner, a genealogical researcher and lecturer, holds an M.S. degree in history from Utah State University. He is the owner of Ancestors Lost and Found, a small genealogical research firm. He is the former German Collection Manager for the Family History Library in Salt Lake City where he planned the German microfilming, indexing, book acquisitions, and internet publications.

Leslie Albrecht Huber is a freelance writer and speaker and has worked as a professional genealogist. She has published nearly 100 articles in over twenty different magazines and journals. Her website,, provides information for people tracing immigrant ancestors. Leslie is also involved in several genealogical societies.

Charles S. “Chuck” Mason, Jr., CG SM is a Certified Genealogist SM, specializing in Southern New Jersey and 19th and 20th Century Death Records. He is a frequent contributor to the National Genealogical Society’s magazine and authors “Genealogy News and Issues” a monthly article for their on-line newsletter Up Front with NGS. In 2009 he received NGS’s Distinguished Service Award.

Jennifer Dondero is a professional genealogist living in northern Virginia. In addition to lecturing she performs client research, specializing in lineage applications, southern research, and National Archives Records. She previously worked for the DAR before starting her own company. You can learn more about her at her website,

Click to view the conference brochure here.
Register for the conference here.

Friday & Saturday Registration $75
Friday only $25
Saturday only $65
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