2020 SPRING CONFERENCE
 
Friday March 13th
Saturday March 14th
 
The Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Featuring
David Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA

 
 
David Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA
 
David E. Rencher, AG®, CG®, FUGA, FIGRS, is employed as the Director of the Family History Library and Chief Genealogical Officer for Family-Search. A professional genealogist since 1977, he is one of the rare few who have earned both credentials: Accredited GenealogistCM with ICAPGenSM in Ireland research and Certified Genealogist® with the Board for Certification of Genealogists®. He is the Irish course coordinator and instructor for the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR) in Athens, Georgia. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1980 with a BA in Family and Local History. He is a past-president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) 1997-2000, a national genealogical society umbrella organization, a past-president of the Utah Genealogical Association (UGA) 1993-1995 and a Fellow of that organization. He is a fellow of the Irish Genealogical Research Society, London and is a vice-president of the Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU). He is the past Chair of the joint Federation of Genealogical Societies, National Genealogical Society and International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies committee for Record Preservation and Access; serves on the board of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and as a trustee for the Umpstead, Jr. and Elizabeth Jemima Philpott Rencher and the Winslow Farr, Sr. Family Organizations. He is vice-president of the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History and an instructor for the British Institute.
 
 
 
FRIDAY AFTERNOON
 
Presented by David Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA
Using All the Features of FamilySearch
FamilySearch Historical Collections - Tips & Tricks

 
 
FRIDAY EVENING
Presented by David Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA
From Ulster to Pennsylvania

 
 
SATURDAY MORNING & AFTERNOONPresented by David Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA
  1. Strategy for a Sound Beginning
  2. Framing the Problem for Overseas Research
  3. Coming Forward, Descendant Research
  4. Finding Irish Records on FamilySearch & other Major Genealogy websites
 
 
 



Email us at Conference@NorthHillsGenealogists.org

 
 
 
 
SCHEDULE
FRIDAY:    
1:00 Registration
1:30
Using All the Features of FamilySearch
 
FamilySearch Historical Collections - Tips and Tricks
David Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA
5:00 - 6:00
Dinner with Lenten-friendly Option (optional) 
 
 
6:00 Registration
6:30 - 8:30
From Ulster to Pennsylvania David Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA
     
SATURDAY:    
8:00 - 8:45 Registration (coffee & tea)  
8:45 Opening Remarks  
Morning Sessions Strategy for a Sound Beginning David Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA
  Framing the Problem for Overseas Research David Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA
Lunch & Door Prizes    
Afternoon Sessions Coming Forward, Descendant Research David Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA
  Finding Irish Records on FamilySearch & Other Major Genealogy Websites David Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA
 
COSTS
  NHG Member Non-Member
Full 2-Day package:    
Until Jan 20: (Does not include Friday Buffet Dinner)
$110
 
$120
 
After Jan 20: (Does not include Friday Buffet Dinner)
$120
 
$130
 
A la Carte:    
Saturday all-day lectures, with buffet lunch (until Jan 20) $65 $75  
Saturday all-day lectures, with buffet lunch (after Jan 20) $75  $85 
Friday Afternoon lectures $35 $35
Friday Buffet Dinner $20 $20
Friday Evening lecture $25 $25
 
 
DIRECTIONS to The Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center
3579 Masonic Way, Pittsburgh PA  15237  www.PghMasonicCenter.com

The Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center is located in the North Hills just off the I-279 Perrysville Exit, near Babcock Boulevard and McKnight Road.  From I279 Perrysville Exit go across Rt 19 at the exit ramp stoplight onto Cemetery Lane.  After 0.8 miles turn right onto Masonic Way. From Babcock Blvd turn onto Cemetery Lane, after 0.7 miles turn left onto Masonic Way.
 
HOTEL
The Hampton Inn (Wexford-Sewickley, 412-528-1901) and EconoLodge (Wexford, 724-935-1000) are each 10 minutes from the conference location.  Home2Suites (McCandless, 412-630-8400) and Fairfield Suites by Marriott are 20 minutes from the conference, with rooms in the $130 range.  There are numerous hotel properties in Cranberry Township, close to the I76 Turnpike exit at I-79, 25 minutes north of the conference.  There are also hotels on McKnight Road near Babcock Boulevard 15 minutes from the conference: Hampton Inn - 4575 McKnight Rd (412-939-3200) and Comfort Inn - 4607 McKnight Road (412-499-3322).
 
DOOR PRIZES
There will be a number of door prizes awarded during drawings at the lunchtime break.