Genealogy Conference Oct. 16 and Genealogy Classes

MONTPELIER – The annual Vermont Genealogy Conference will be held virtually on October 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be three speakers on Hazen’s Regiment in the American Revolution, Vermont in the Civil War, and the use of artificial intelligence to translate French-Canadian records.

Those interested may visit the website, vtgenlib.org for the schedule for the day and for more detailed descriptions of the presentations and information on the speakers. Registration is required by October 13.

On October 23, Michael Dwyer will present “Solving More Mysteries with Documents and DNA.” Today’s genealogists and family historians have the greatest array of tools to discover new ancestors and collateral relatives. DNA matches often verify the paper trail but at other times redefine family relationships and leave some questions that cannot be answered. Veteran genealogist Michael Dwyer will present four new case studies, including recent additions to his mt DNA line. He will underscore one of the most important characteristics of research: diligence. Practicing genetic genealogy is not a one-shot deal. A single test with one company marks a starting point, as Dwyer’s examples will reveal. Vermont Genealogy Library classes will be held on Zoom on Saturdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. To learn more, and to register for the classes, visit vtgenlib.org, visit the Facebook page, or call (802) 871-5647.