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Sat, Oct 05


Michael's Banquets

50th Anniversary Founders Celebration

50th Anniversary Founders Luncheon - A full-day conference featuring presentations by world renown genealogical experts, Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, FASG, FUGA, FNGS & Karen Mauer Jones, CG, FGBS, FUGA

50th Anniversary Founders Celebration
50th Anniversary Founders Celebration

Time & Location

Oct 05, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT

Michael's Banquets, 4885 Southwestern Blvd, Hamburg, NY 14075, USA

About the event


  • "Systematically Using Autosomal DNA Test Results to Help Break Through Genealogical Brick Walls"
  • "Don’t Ignore the Sisters: The Keys to Unlocking Genealogical Mysteries"
  • "Creating a Family History of Lasting Value"

Speaker Profiles:

Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, FASG, FUGA, FNGS

Tom has been pursuing his ancestry since 1963. For the first twenty years he was clueless about what he was trying to accomplish and how to do it. When he started climbing the genealogy learning curve he repeatedly experienced the challenges, joys, and rewards of tracing his ancestors reliably and understanding their lives. Tom eventually became an award-winning writer, board certified genealogist, editor of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, recipient of honors from genealogical organizations, and author of the textbooks Mastering Genealogical Proof and Mastering Genealogical Documentation. Using his nearly lifelong career in education as a springboard, including classes since 1999 online, he enjoys teaching at weeklong genealogy institutes, weekend seminars, and local, national, and international genealogy conferences, either “virtually” or in person.

Karen Mauer Jones, CG, FGBS, FUGA

Karen of Ithaca, New York, is an editor, author, lecturer, and professional genealogist. She served as editor of The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record from 2011 until her retirement at the end of 2017. She was named a fellow of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society in November 2012, and has served on the NYG&B Family History Advisory Committee (formerly the Education Committee) since 2011. Karen was made a fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association in 2019. She has lectured at national, state, regional, and local conferences, and coordinated institute courses at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, and the Institute for Genealogical and Historical Research. She holds an MA from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in History Museum Studies (State University of New York, Oneonta), and served on the boards of APG and FGS.


  • 50th Anniversary Celebration

    Sale ends: Aug 30, 11:50 PM EDT

    Luncheon with full-day of presentations

    From $50.00 to $80.00
    • $50.00
    • $60.00
    • $80.00



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