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Houston Genealogical Forum 2017 Seminar Featuring Pam & Rick Sayre

March 18, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Pam and Rick Sayre

Houston Genealogical Forum presents Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, FUGA and Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA at their March 2017 Seminar.

About the Program

Saturday, March 18

  • Chats and Snacks: 9:00 am
  • Program: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Capital Treasure (2-hour session with Pam & Rick Sayre)

This presentation features four brief case studies that demonstrate the wealth of records that can be found in the Washington, DC area or on websites of repositories such as the National Archives, Library of Congress, Bureau of Land Management General Land Office, National Park Service, and Civil War Trust. Cases show how to find records of birth, marriage, and death for a burned county in which all such records were destroyed; how to learn how a Civil War veteran was shot to death in his old age; how to locate detailed facts about a person’s life from a simple land record; and why numbers of Union Civil War soldiers are buried at a site far from where they fell.

Ohio and Western Pennsylvania Research (Rick Sayre)

For many immigrants Pennsylvania was their landing pad; many moved west and many moved into Ohio. Two states, side by side, but so different in records and research approaches. Learn how to navigate research in this area making the most of online resources. Special attention will be paid to western Pennsylvania resources and to Ohio’s convoluted land history.

About the Speakers

Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, FUGA, is a professional researcher, educator, author, and lecturer. She has developed, coordinated, and taught courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research since 2007. She co-coordinates and teaches in the Researching in Washington, DC, without Leaving Home and the advanced land course at Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the advanced land course at Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. She has taught in Boston University’s Professional Certificate Program in Genealogy. Pam is former NGS director of education and publications, former board member of NGS and FGS, co-author of Online Roots: How to Discover Your Family’s History and Heritage with the Power of the Internet (2003) and Research in Missouri (1999, 2007), former FGS FORUM Digitools columnist, and a former editor of APGQ. She is a popular seminar presenter who has spoken at genealogy conferences and seminars nationwide and on international cruises.

Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA, is a long-time researcher and instructor in genealogical topics. He coordinates the Using Maps in Genealogy course at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, and instructs in the Advanced Methodology, Techniques and Technology, and Advanced Military courses. Rick co-coordinates the advanced land and Researching in Washington, DC, without Leaving Home courses offered by the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and the advanced land course at Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). Rick co-coordinates with Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL, the Law School for Genealogists at GRIP and the FHL Law Library course at SLIG. He also lectures at national conferences and presents nationwide seminars. His areas of expertise encompass records of the National Archives, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Daughters of the American Revolution, including military records, land records, using maps in genealogy, urban research, and government documents. Rick is experienced in the localities of western Pennsylvania and Ohio. Rick is also a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

For more details & registration: visit www.HGFTX.ORG.

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March 18, 2017
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Houston Genealogical Forum


Bayland Community Center
6400 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77074 United States
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