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Fall Speaker Series



Revisiting the Tough Spots: Delving Deeper into Familiar Territory

Saturday, 18 October 2014

St. Louis Genealogical Society Office

#4 Sunnen Drive, Suite 140, St. Louis, MO. 63143

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Featuring Rev. David McDonald, CG

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Click here for the Fall Speaker Series Flyer.

Click here to Register Online.

Each summer and fall the society presents a Speaker Series, a one day seminar focused on a specific topic. This single concentration provides a wonderful opportunity to hear a series of related presentations in detail, while also being able to share information with others interested in the same topic.

This year’s Fall Speaker Series will be held on Saturday, 18 Oct 2014, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Registration at 8:30 a.m.

Our featured speaker will be Dr. David McDonald, CG, who will give four talks designed to help you go deeper into familiar territory. David McDonald will give the following lectures:

  • The Genealogical Power Tools: Transcription, Abstraction, & Extraction
  • Baptism: Ritual, Ceremony, & Sacrament
  • Enough Already! Quit Researching & Start Writing!
  • The Lincolns: The Ordinary Story of an Extraordinary Family

For more detail on each of the talks, be sure to click on the link just above for the Fall Speaker Series flyer.

Biographical Information on the Speaker: Dr. David McDonald, CG, is a trustee and past president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. His research interests include churches and religious records, transcontinental migrations, the Federal Era (1787-1850), and the old Northwest Territory. He's conducted research in Germany, Switzerland, England, and most of the continental United States. Dave lectures widely on matters of genealogical research and methodology, at both National Genealogical Society (NGS) and Federation of Genealogical Societies conferences and is a returning visitor to St. Louis Genealogical Society, last having presented at a Speaker Series in 2010. He has written for the Illinois and Iowa state societies' quarterlies and the NGS Quarterly and their magazine. He also is a former editor of the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Newsletter. He lives near Madison, Wisconsin, with his wife, Dr. Jennet Shepherd. They have three adult children.





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St. Louis Genealogical Society · #4 Sunnen Drive, Suite 140 · St. Louis, MO 63143 · 314-647-8547