Sponsor: New England Regional Genealogical Conference (NERGC)
Date: April 15-18, 2015
Location: Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI.
"Creating Maine Towns: How the Wilderness Was Tamed."
Session F-204; Friday April 17, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
The District of Maine had a wild history marked by warfare, destruction and abandonment of settlements, land disputes, and a harsh environment. Find out about town records, how they help in research, and where to find them.
"Finding Elusive Ancestors: Who Were the Parents of Mary Drummond? Oldest Native Negro in New Bedford, Massachusetts?
Session F-230; Friday April 17, 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Learn how to overcome false assumptions, use vital records, probate, poor house records, newspapers, cemetery records, and online resources to discover an ancestor's parentage.
"Using Tax Records in Genealogy. How Taxes Can Be a Good Thing!"
(Session S-331; Saturday April 18, 3:15 p.m.- 4:15 p.m.
Many dread tax day, but old tax records provide valuable clues to our ancestors' lives. Learn the types of records available, where to find them, and how they help solve genealogy problems.