Conferences & Institutes

“The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of liberty.”

James Madison

Kirk Woosley Patton of Fincastle Ancestry Research has enriched his genealogical research and writing skills with national and regional conferences and institutes.

Conferences & Institutes


  • National Genealogical Society Conference
  • Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference
  • RootsTech Conference
  • Kentucky Genealogical Society Annual Seminar
  • Midwestern Roots Conference


  • Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research
    “Writing and Publishing for Genealogists”
    “Virginia: Her Records and Her Laws”
  • Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy
    “Research in the Midwestern United States”
    ”Producing a Quality Family Narrative”
  • Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh
    ”Advanced Research Methods”
    ”Determining Kinship Reliably with the Genealogical Proof Standard”
    “Determining Kinship Reliably with the Genealogical Proof Standard”


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