Conference attendees had several dozen vendors to paruse in between sessions. FxGS member Barry Kline speaks with presenter Rick Venezia in the vendor area.
The FxGS conference committee was always working behind the scenes to make sure things occur without a hitch! Our Registration Table was a busy place each morning to welcome our over 200 attendees.
Representing the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), Elissa Scalise Powell, CG , CGL spoke with attendees about the institute. Former conference committee chair Chuck Novak gives our photographer a questioning glance.
The booksellers at our conference are always a hit with attendees. Several of our conference committee members: Connie Jeremiah (Registrar), Pam Moore (Conference Chair), Sean Furniss (FxGS Education Chair), Lauren Gordon, and Janet Bailey (FxGS President)
Our friends from the Bureau of Land Management General Records Office were once again present to share their important work and offer attendees information on land grants.  
Conference Tracks and Speaker's Bios

On Friday, April 6 we are pleased to offer six tracks of four lectures each:

  • Track 1 - Finding Their Religion Along the Way – Rev. David McDonald, CGSM
  • Track 2 - Jewish Genealogy – Jennifer Alford
  • Track 3 - Scottish Research – Christine Woodcock
  • Track 4 - African-American Research – Tim Pinnick
  • Track 5 - Finding Your Ancestors Using FamilySearch and the Family Tree – Carol & Gary Petranek
  • Track 6 - How to Knock Your Family’s Socks Off: Presenting Genealogical Information to Non-Genealogists in the 21st Century – Janet Hall Werner

On Saturday, April 7 we are pleased to offer six tracks of four lectures each:

  • Track 1 - Irish Research – David E. Rencher, AG®, CGâ„ 
  • Track 2 - African-American Research: Slave Records – Char McCargo Bah
  • Track 3 - Quaker Research – Elizabeth J. Ernst
  • Track 4 - Recent Immigrants to America – Rich Venezia
  • Track 5 - DEATH! And Its Many Records – Charles S. “Chuck” Mason, Jr., CG
  • Track 6 - Religion and Theology: Pathways to finding your Ancestors – Michael Lacopo
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