This blog brings you breaking news about the 14th New England Regional Genealogical Conference and the city of Springfield, Massachusetts.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

NERGC 2013 Featured Speakers - Fitzpatrick & Morse

Two top national speakers will be featured during the 2013 New England Regional Genealogical Conference - Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD and Stephen Morse, PhD.

One left behind the work of rocket science to become a forensic genealogist. The other sparked the PC revolution and then used his computer and computational skills to help family historians find their ancestors easier.

Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD
Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD, is the author of two of the best-selling books in genealogy. Forensic Genealogy has been widely recognized for its innovative forensic science approach to genealogical research.DNA & Genealogy was commissioned by Family Tree DNA for its Second Conference on Genetic Genealogy in November 2005,and has been praised by readers as “the ideal handbook for anyone starting out in genealogy using the DNA tools available” and “the book to get for someone starting or running a surname project.”

Colleen consults with television and documentary production companies on Forensic Genealogy and DNA & Genealogy. She has been featured on NPR’s Talk of the Nation radio program (July 2005), and has written cover articles for Internet Genealogy (June2006), Family Tree Magazine (April 2006) and Family Chronicle (October 2005). Colleen writes a regular column for Ancestry magazine. In Colleen’s day job she is a recognized expert in high resolution optical measurement techniques, with years of experience working for NASA and the National Science Foundation. In her two books, Colleen shows that you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to get the most from your genealogical materials.

Stephen Morse, PhD
Stephen Morse, PhD, is the creator of the One-Step website for which he’s received both the Lifetime Achievement and the Outstanding Contribution Award from the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, the Award of  Merit from the National Genealogical Society, the first-ever Excellence Award from the Association of Professional Genealogists, and two awards from Polish genealogical societies.

In his other life Morse is a computer professional with a doctorate degree in electrical engineering. He has held various research, development, and teaching positions, authored  numerous technical papers and written four textbooks, and  he holds four patents. He’s best known as the architect of the Intel 8086 (the granddaddy of today’s Pentium processor), which sparked the PC revolution 30 years ago.

The New England Regional Genealogical Conference (NERGC) is being held April 17-21, 2013 in Manchester, NH. More information is available from the conference website

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