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Albany, NY 12220-0175


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Capital District Genealogical Society
"Improving Your Skills: What Do You Need?"
Saturday, May 30, 2020
This is NOT Memorial Day Weekend

Desmond Hotel
660 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12211

8:00am - 8:30am Registration

8:30am - 8:45am Welcome Terri Moran, President, Capital District Genealogical Society

8:45am - 9:30am Keynote Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL
         “After The Courthouse Burns: Rekindling Family History through DNA”

     9:30am - 10:00am Morning Break - visit Exhibitors

10:00am - 11:00am Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNG
         “The Jones Jinx: Tracing Common Surnames”

     11:00am - 11:15am visit Exhibitors

11:15am - 12:15pm Meryl Schumacker, CG
         “Lets Make Trying New Things in Genealogy Less Scary”

     12:15pm -1:30pm Luncheon Buffet - visit Exhibitors

1:30pm -2:30pm Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL
         “Don’t Forget the Ladies: A Genealogist’s Guide to Women and the Law”

     2:30pm - 2:45pm Afternoon Break - visit Exhibitors

2:45pm - 3:45pm Meryl Schumacker, CG
         “Strategies for Urban Research”

3:50pm - 4:50pm Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNG         “Out-of-State Workarounds for In-State Record Shortages”

The Desmond is conveniently located in the Town of Colonie, NY near the intersection of Wolf Rd. and Albany Shaker Road just down the road from the Albany County International Airport. There is easy access from the Adirondack Northway and from I 90.  For directions see the Desmond website: https://www.desmondhotelsalbany.com

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