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THAGS eConference

Monthly Meetings


The Summer is Over

It's Time to
Get Back 2 Research

Join in an engaging virtual conference where the emphasis is on interactivity and learning about genetic genealogy!

You'll SEE the difference in this online conference as your presenters will open the live chat throughout their sessions and turn on their cameras!

When you register, you'll be helping The Humble Area Genealogical Society's
education, preservation, and outreach efforts.

Four Topics to Get Us Back into the
Swing of Genealogy Research!

Early New England Resource Overview: Vital, Town, Probate and Deed Records by David Allen Lambert, NEHGS Chief Genealogist

Avoid Distractions - Stick To The Research Plan by Tammy Tipler-Priolo, BASc, PLCGS, The Ancestor Investigator

Read All About It! Techniques to Find Your Ancestors in the Newspapers by Melanie McComb, The Shamrock Genealogist

An Introduction to One Name Studies by Tessa Keough, Guild of One Name Studies - US Rep

Conference Schedule coming soon! The event goes live on
Saturday, September 22nd at 8:30 AM Central Time.
(Time Zone Converter Link)

End time is 3:00 PM and then replays link will be shared
with all registrants to watch (or re-watch)!

If you can't watch live, you can still register and learn!

Every Registration is Entered in
the  Door Prize Drawing

For those who register to attend the virtual conference, you'll be entered to win one of these fantastic prizes:

If you can't attend live, the replay of the conference will be available for 30 days and includes all the handouts and the drawing entry.  You don't have to watch live to win, but you do need to register no later than Friday, September 21st at 11:59 PM EST.

How to Participate in the
Back 2 Research eConference

  • eConference is open to anyone with an internet connection who is ready to have fun while learning!

  • After registering for $24.99, you'll receive reminder emails so you don't miss the live event.

  • A week before the conference, you'll receive handouts from the speakers delivered to your email.

  • The day of the conference you'll receive a link to the live stream.

  • Ask any questions and leave comments throughout the seminars. Speakers will attempt to incorporate them during their presentations and at the end of their instructions.

  • After the last session, you'll receive a replay link that is accessible until October 22, 2018.


The conference is organized by Family History Fanatics. You will receive payment processing and the above-mentioned links from the FHF Group.

Early Bird Price (until Sept 15th)

Regular Price (until Sept 21st)

Scenes from past eConferences. See the difference! Presenters onscreen and a fun panel discussion after four hours of learning.

Meet the Presenters

David Allen Lambert

David is an internationally recognized speaker on the topics of genealogy and history. His genealogical expertise includes New England and Atlantic Canadian records of the 17th through 21st century; military records; DNA research; and Native American and African American genealogical research in New England. David Lambert has been on the staff of NEHGS since 1993 and is the organization’s Chief Genealogist. He is featured on the Extreme Genes podcast sharing the Family History News.

Early New England Resource Overview: Vital, Town, Probate and Deed Record

This presentation will cover an overview of primary resources dealing with researching early New England before the Civil War. Learn research tips and strategies for researching in local archives as well as online research. Determine what resources are located where state by state in CT, MA, ME, N.H., R.I., and VT. 


Tammy Tipler-Priolo of North Bay Ontario Canada received her genealogy certificate from the University of Toronto. She has 20+ years experience in the genealogical field. She has volunteered for the local LDS FHC for seven years and opened her business The Ancestor Investigator in 2000.

Avoid Distractions - Stick To The Research Plan

​Are shiny distractions keeping you from your genealogical goals? This lecture will help you identify those distractions and show you how sticking to a research plan will be most beneficial in reaching your goals. The following will be discussed:
Distractions (spelling, wrong family, sources, types of information, types of evidence), the Research Plan (making, flexibility, tracking), Genealogical Proof Standard (steps to keep you on track) and the Rewards (outcomes, savings & a legacy).


Tessa Keough is a genealogist in transition (read – this is not her day job but she wishes it was!). She takes advantage of 21st-century technology to work on her own family history as well as engage in specialized projects. These projects include a one-place study of her grandfather’s native community of Plate Cove East, Newfoundland, and a one-name study of her Keough surname.  For the past three years, Tessa has served as the USA West Regional Representative for the Guild of One-Name Studies. In 2014 she took on the post of USA National Representative for the Guild and serves on the Guild’s Marketing Action Team

An Introduction to One Name Studies

Studying one surname can be rewarding and help you break through brick walls as you learn to separate family members and find new ones. Tessa will teach how to begin a one name study and then discuss the benefits of joining the Guild of One Name Studies.





Melanie is the the Social Media Coordinator for the NextGen Genealogy Network, a non-profit group that helps create a community of young genealogists. She's a genealogy blogger, known as The Shamrock Genealogist, who has been researching her family history over 15 years. Melanie actively contribute s on social media groups to assist others with their family history, particularly on Irish research and DNA.

Read All About It! Techniques to Find Your Ancestors in the Newspapers


Exploring the lives of your ancestors in old newspapers is rewarding and entertaining. Melanie will discuss strategies on how and where to find your ancestors in the newspapers. You'll be so excited after this class, you'll be reading the news of the past!!!

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