Steve Broyles, president of Direct line Software and developer of Deedmapper, will present
a 2-hour workshop at the NGS Conference in Sacramento, California, May 19-22, 2004. Learn
the basic skills needed for a mapping project using Deedmapper in this hands-on, computer
lab where you can see it, do it, learn it.
Land platting is a skill you can use at many levels. Mary McCampbell Bell and Birdie Monk
Holsclaw will teach a 4-hour land platting workshop where you can learn to plat your
ancestors' lands and then place them on modern maps.
Do maps lie? Attend a luncheon and hear Melinda Kashuba's presentation on the savvy
genealogist's guide to evaluating maps as sources for research.
The NGS Conference also offers sessions on using mapping software to track migration,
thinking "geo-logically" with topographical maps, obtaining federal land case
files, maximizing use of county land records, reconstructing neighborhoods, and finding
land records in the courthouse and on the Internet.
For complete information, visit the National Genealogical Society at
and click on the SACRAMENTO logo.
Register by April 2 to take advantage of the early-bird discount. You can do it online.
Local Publicity Chair
"A Golden Prospect"
National Genealogical Society Conference in the States
Sacramento Convention Center
19-22 May 2004