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Wednesday, February 28
Finding Your Women Ancestors  (Workshops)
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
The Villages (FL) Genealogical Society 24th Annual Seminar will feature Judy Russell, internationally know lecturer, award winning author, and Certified Genealogical Lecturer. Judy will present four sessions focusing on finding your female ancestors:
  • Don't Forget the Ladies - A Genealogist's Guide to Women and the Law
  • Dower and Dowry: Women, Property, & Legal Records
  • No Vitals? No Problem! Building a Family for Isabella through Circumstantial Evidence
  • DNA and the Hidden Half of the Family
This is a hybrid meeting. You may attend in person at Savannah Regional :Recreation Center, at The Villages, FL or virtually via ZOOM. This event is open to anyone, anywhere!
Visit the 2024 SEMINAR page at for complete details and to register.

Thursday, February 29 through Saturday, March 2
RootsTech 2024  (Conferences)
Salt Lake City, Utah and Virtual
Registration is open for the world's largest genealogy conference! The global event is February 29 to March 2 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, and online at The theme of the 2024 event will be “Remember.” Families, friends, genealogists, historians and family history enthusiasts from around the world will gather online and in person to discover, share, connect and remember. The in-person experience is $99 before November 17, 2023. Although the online event is free, registration is still encouraged to maximize the experience. Register and find more information at

Saturday, April 6
Voices From The Past  (Monthly Meeting)
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Elmwood/Pinewood and Settlers Cemeteries
Where Charlotte’s history comes alive for the day! 
Voices From The Past is a unique living history event that tells the stories of our founding fathers, civic leaders, pioneering women, and a few interesting characters. Guests are invited to take a "spirited stroll" through Charlotte's historic cemeteries and interact with portrayers as they tell the stories of the men and women who helped make Charlotte what it is today.

Wednesday, April 10
Monthly Meeting - Digging for Gold in Colonial Records  (Monthly Meeting)
7:30 pm
The April Olde Meck monthly presentation will be “Digging for Gold in Colonial Records,” presented by Diane Richard, MEng & MBA, Mosaic Research and Project Management (MosaicRPM). Rescheduled from last fall, this program promises to provide a ‘goldmine’ of strategies from a respected professional.
Due to extensive record losses, colonial research can be quite challenging.  The further back we go, the fewer extant records we find.  That said, there are goldmines to be explored. We’ll discuss what records survive and what you will want to pursue when researching this period.  And recent digitization efforts (State Archives of North Carolina) and resource access (via the State Library of North Carolina), along with an increasing number of new and unique colonial-era focused projects, give us unparalleled access to the records of this period and opportunities to dig for gold. We’ll leverage the heritage of Joel Lane, whose land became the basis for the NC capital city Raleigh, and discoveries made throughout the talk.  A lot of “mining” was done to identify extant relevant records.  We’ll also discuss select research strategies for dealing with common repeated names. 

Saturday, April 20 through Sunday, April 21
Loch Norman Highland Games  (Local Events)
Historic Rural Hill
The Loch Norman Highland Games is a traditional Scottish festival that takes place annually at Historic Rural Hill, located near the shores of Lake Norman. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the event.
The festival celebrates Scottish heritage and culture through a variety of events, activities, and competitions. Visitors can enjoy traditional Scottish music and dance performances, as well as athletic competitions such as caber tossing, hammer throwing, and tug-of-war.
In addition to the athletic events, there are also cultural demonstrations, including Scottish food and drink, historical reenactments, and educational presentations about Scottish history and culture.
The Loch Norman Highland Games is known for its sense of community and inclusivity. Visitors are encouraged to participate in the events and competitions, and there are activities for all ages, including a children's area.
For tickets and camping passes go to 2024 Loch Norman Games.

Thursday, May 16 through Saturday, May 18
2024 NGS Virtual Family History Conference  (Conferences)
The theme for the 2024 National Genealogical Society Conference will be Expanding Possibilities. This conference will be virtual and will run from May 16-18, 2024. Sessions will be focused on innovation and finding new ways to solve problems in genealogy. Attendees can choose from dozens of new lectures for family history researchers at all levels by the nation’s premier genealogical speakers.
Look for more details in upcoming months at