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Research Over My Shoulder

In this first installment of our new guest blog series #IamNextGen Spotlight, join Devon Lee Noel of Family History Fanatics as they launch the first episode of their new series ‘Research Over My Shoulder’.    In this YouTube series, the Fanatics will answer your questions about how to research your ancestors.

Future projects for the Family History Fanatics include a six part series featuring Winfield Underwood and the quest to figure out who his parents are.

Find Devon and her family online at Family History Fanatics and their YouTube Channel

Devon has been told she has so much energy and passion that it’s contagious.
She specializes in practical research, writing, and memory keeping. She has published over 60 books, including a memoir and four family history how-to books, including the popular A Recipe for Writing Family History.
With over 20 years experience in genealogy and 10 years as a journalist, Devon is a high energy speaker and lab instructor at local, state, national genealogy conferences and public libraries.
She’s a Texas Aggie with degrees in Marketing and Journalism. Currently, Devon is a home educator for five superheroes.



Faces of NextGen LIVE! Meet Steve Fulton UE

The NextGen Genealogy Network’s Faces of NextGen LIVE! is a popular feature hosted by Education Coordinator Eric Wells. In this recorded interview, get to know Steve Fulton UE, Vice President of the Ontario Genealogical Society.


Want to say hello to your fellow young genealogists during a fun and informal interview with Eric? Let us know at

Don’t forget to bookmark our YouTube Channel to keep up with the latest on Faces of NextGen LIVE!


National Genealogical Society Meetup


This weekend is the National Genealogical Society’s annual conference and NextGen will be there!    Join us at the Sundance Grill & Bar on Friday May 4th from 6pm- 9pm.

Further details can be found on our Facebook Event page.

Feel free to drop by and network with fellow young genealogists.  We would love to see you!


OGS Webinar: Using AncestryDNA with your Family History


On the first Thursday of every month, the Ontario Genealogical Society hosts an  education webinar.  This month, Lesley Anderson will be presenting a webinar entitled ‘Using AncestryDNA with your Family History’.   The presentation will begin at 7pm EST on May 3 and registration is required.

Lesley says: “Do you want to know about your personal story? Where your deep roots came from? Perhaps you are just curious to know what the results might be? Whatever your starting point AncestryDNA will reveal more of your own story and it’s amazingly helpful to genealogy research.

By capturing a person’s unique genetic data, AncestryDNA can provide customers with a break-down of their genetic ethnicity, as well as find genetic living cousins, confirm existing research and relationships and overcome brick walls or dead-ends in their family history research. When coupled with Ancestry’s billions of historical records, millions of family trees and strong member community, AncestryDNA will enable family enthusiasts and novices alike to discover even more about their own past!”

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity:   REGISTER HERE for Thursday’s webinar