Saturday, September 11, 2021

Summit of Excellence Speaker Highlight: Katherine Willson

In celebration of UGA's 50th anniversary, the "Getting Started with Genealogy Research" track is FREE and open to the public. We invite you to join us, as our instructors: Crista Cowan (a.k.a. The Barefoot Genealogist), Jana Greenhalgh, Cheri Hudson Passey, and Katherine R. Willson provide foundational instruction to get you off to a great start!

Turn contemplation into action! Katherine R Willson's passion for teaching will give you tools and practical advice for an engaging genealogical journey. 

Katherine will present the following at the Summit of Excellence held virtually, September 15-18, 2021:

Beginning Your Genealogical Journey
Build your family tree as you discover how to gather basic information, fill in common charts, locate public records, and navigate Internet resources. Overcome obstacles and avoid common pitfalls with these resources that will guide you towards excellence in your research. Full session description here.

Records, Rules, and Repositories
Learn where to locate genealogical documents for your ancestors and his/her family members, as well as the methods for analyzing those records. Our discussion will include records such as birth, marriage, and death records; census forms; military draft registration forms; and passenger lists. Full session description here.

Learn more about Katherine Willson and all of our amazing speakers here.

View the full schedule for the UGA Summit of Excellence here.

Join Us in September!

The 2021 UGA Summit of Excellence celebrates UGA's 50th year. This exciting virtual conference, held September 15-18, 2021, is a four-day event with multiple tracks offering a premier educational opportunity at an extremely reasonable price. Each track features a different record set or research area such as legal records, methodology, technology, or DNA. 

Learn more about the Summit of Excellence or register to attend. Questions may be directed to the registrar: