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Sunday, April 9
Advanced Research & Database Skills  (Other Organization Events)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street, Providence
Instructor: Kate Wells, Curator of Rhode Island Collections.
You’ve outlined the basics, your family tree is growing, and you’re looking to advance your research skills. This workshop will give you some tips to take you to the next level. You’ll learn about locating and using non-digital sources like manuscripts collections, property deeds, and probate. You’ll identify secondary sources to expand your contextual research in order to understand the time and place in which your ancestor lived. You’ll review new options for keeping your research organized including online citation management software, organizing your files and backing up your research. Basic comfort using a computer for online research required. Register online at www.provlib.org.

NERGC 2017
Wednesday, April 26 through Saturday, April 29
NERGC 2017  (Conferences)
Springfield, Massachusetts

The 2017 New England Regional Genealogical Conference will be held April 26-29, 2017 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA. Wednesday will be filled with special tracks and events. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will be the featured days of the conference with many presentations, a large exhibit hall, meals, networking, and plenty of ‘cousin finding’!

Thomas MacEntee, F. Warren Bittner, and Kenyatta D. Berry will be our featured speakers – presenting several times throughout the conference and possibly also at banquets; each brings a unique expertise to our event.

Early Bird registration ends February 28.

Visit http://www.nergc.org/2017-conference/ for details. 

Saturday, April 29
32nd Annual RI Statewide Historic Preservation Conference  (Other Organization Events)
Westerly and Charlestown, RI
The 32nd Annual Rhode Island Statewide Historic Preservation Conference will take place on Saturday, April 29 in Westerly and Charlestown. The home base will be Watch Hill. Workshops run 75 minutes long and focus on topics like economics of historic preservation, land and building conservation, local history, archaeology, etc. Tours run 1.25, 2.5, or 3 hours long. The conference program will be available online in March at www.preservation.ri.gov

Saturday, May 20 through Sunday, May 21
Smith’s Castle Heritage Days  (Other Organization Events)
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Opening Weekend on Saturday May 20 and Sunday May 21 from 12:00-4:00 pm. Come spend some time and experience what a
typical day in colonial times was like. See crafts, games, and learn about the concerns of the times.

Wednesday, August 30 through Saturday, September 2
Federation of Genealogical Societies 2017 National Conference  (Conferences)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh will provide a wonderful historical backdrop with its rich genealogical resources for this four day
genealogy event with local host Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society. FGS conferences are open to anyone with an inkling
of finding their past and provide a unique setting to interact, connect, and learn from many of the world’s expert genealogists.