Angela Packer McGhie

Angela Packer McGhie is a professional genealogist who has focused her career in genealogy education. She is the coordinator for the Intermediate Genealogy course at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) at Samford University, and the coordinator of the Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG). She served as the administrator of the ProGen Study Program from 2008-2014 and is now on the board of directors. Angela has been an instructor at the National Institute for Genealogy Research (NIGR) in Washington, D.C., the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), and Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland.
Angela is the past president of the National Capital Area Chapter of APG. She is a contributing author for the APG Quarterly and in 2010 was honored with a formal certificate of appreciation from the Association of Professional Genealogists for her leadership and service.
Friday, 1 April 2016
Digging Deeper in Common Genealogical Records – Angela Packer McGhie
2:00-3:00 p.m.
(F51) Strategies for Using Pre-1850 Census Schedules.  Confused by the tick marks on the 1790 to 1840 U.S. census population schedules? These records are valuable for genealogists, but require a different approach than other census records. Come learn strategies for using the pre-1850 census records to locate and learn more about your ancestors.
3:15-4:15 p.m.
(F52) Beyond Population: Researching in the Special Census Schedules.  Have you used the veteran, agricultural, slave, mortality or manufacturing census schedules? These special schedules can be useful for genealogy researchers as they contain information that may not be found elsewhere. They are becoming increasingly accessible and can enhance your research and add details to your family history.
6:00-7:00 p.m.
(F55) Beyond Certificates: Alternative Sources for Documenting Birth, Marriage and Death.  In the twentieth century most states created birth and death certificates, but for earlier time periods locating evidence of these major life events can be more challenging. This session will cover over fifty alternative sources to document the birth, marriage or death of an ancestor.
7:15-8:15 p.m.
(F56) Read All About Your Ancestors in Historic Newspapers.  Historic newspapers contain more for genealogists than just obituaries. They are a powerful tool to discover details about the lives of our ancestors. Newspapers recorded the day to day events of communities and ordinary people and are being digitized at a rapid pace.