Monday, June 4, 2012

Massachusetts Genealogical Council (MGC) Annual Meeting & Seminar

Massachusetts Genealogical Council (MGC) Annual Meeting & Seminar
Theme: Ethnicity and Genealogy
Saturday, July 21, 2012, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Hassenfeld Conference Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass.

The MGC 2012 Annual Meeting & Seminar http://bit.ly/MGC2012Seminar offers twenty programs and two workshops to help attendees stay at the forefront of their ethnic genealogical and historical research. The seminar will also include continental breakfast and lunch; vendors with products and services for genealogists; door prizes; and the opportunity to network with 200 peers and colleagues.

Featured speaker Loretto “Lou” Szucs, FUGA, Executive Editor & VP of Community Relations at Ancestry.com, will give the following presentations: “They Became Americans: Finding Naturalizations and Ethnic Origins,” “Hidden Treasures at Ancestry.com,” and “Mysteries, Myths, and Miracles” (luncheon event).

The seminar will include a MGC panel discussion about SSDI legislation at the federal level and bills presently in front of the Massachusetts legislature that seek to restrict access to public records. Attendees will learn how this legislation directly affects genealogical research.

Before July 1, registration is $60 for MGC members and $75 for others; after July 1 the cost will be $85. To register, visit http://bit.ly/MGC2012Register

See the full schedule, speaker bios, and more at http://bit.ly/MGC2012Seminar