2020 Fall Seminar

The SAGHS Annual Fall Seminar takes place virtually on Saturday, 24 October 2020.
Our presenter is J. Mark Lowe
Members $30.00, Non-Members $40.00. 
Register in the SAGHS Store - You must log-in as a member to get the member registration price
Once you register, a link will be emailed to you that will allow you to view these four pre-recorded presentations by J. Mark Lowe on-line at your leisure from  October 3rd through October 31st:
The Migration Triangle: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee 
Discover what prompted our ancestors to follow the Migration Triangle and continue westward.  Learn the paths they followed and the process for finding those elusive settlers. 
Ready-Set-Plan! Developing a One-Step Research Plan
Learn a simple technique for breaking down difficult research problems into manageable segments, sharpen your techniques, evaluate your sources, and map a new course. 
Making Those Early Census Records Talk to You: Stop avoiding those pre-1850 census records. Turn those 1’s and 0’s into clues and livelypictures of your family. Learn to ask questions that lead to answers.  
My Ancestor, the Farmer: Shaping a profile for your Rural Ancestor: Farming is a proud and honorable occupation. Develop a rich profile of your farming ancestor and community using available resources.
Then, on Saturday, October 24, 2020 we will have live presentations by Mark of:
Time (CDT)       Topic
9:00 am Pioneers of the Frontier: Using online Newspapers to Find Early Settlers
10:00 am Is it Really Online? How to Find & Use Authentic Sources at Home or at the Library
11:10 am Questions & Answers with J. Mark Lowe

Log-in information will be emailed to you for live presentation on Wednesday, October 21st, and a reminder on Friday October 23rd.
Presenter Bio:

J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA is a full-time professional genealogist, author, and lecturer. While sharing personal experiences that help beginning and experienced researchers gain new skills and insights for research, he specializes in original records and manuscripts throughout the South. Mark lives in Robertson County, Tennessee that lies in northern Middle Tennessee along the Kentucky border.


Lowe also serves as the Course Coordinator for 'Research in the South' at  IGHR (Samford University), for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)  and is Director of the Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance (RIGS Alliance), learning sessions and hands-on research focusing on original documents and manuscripts at regional archives. Mark has worked on several genealogical television series including African American Lives 2Who Do You Think You Are? and UnXplained Events.


Mark has published in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly (APGQ)National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ), the Genealogical Speakers' Guild SPEAK!The Longhunter (So. Ky. Genealogical Society), The Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society Quarterlyand other local society publications. His own publications include Robertson County Tennessee Marriage Book 2 1859-1873. He formerly was the President of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), President for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), and Vice President of the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG). He is the former President of the Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society. Mark is a Certified Genealogist and a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Society, and was awarded the Graham T. Smallwood award by the Association of Professional Genealogists.

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