15 December 2014

German Studies part of Pre-Conference day of events

German Studies: Understanding German Records and Methodology will be held on Tuesday, 12 May 2015, during the Pre-Conference day of events.

More Americans claim German ancestry than any other nationality. If you are one of those researchers with German ancestry, do not miss this singular opportunity to expand your knowledge and research capabilities. This German Studies seminar features three nationally known German speakers, Warren Bittner, CG, Baerbel Johnson, AG, and Carol Whitton, CG, discussing topics to help further your German research.

History affected an ancestor’s decision to leave Germany.  Learn key historical facts for various time periods and the events in which your ancestor may have participated.  You will want to attend if you need assistance with:
  • Finding an ancestor’s village of origin
  • Breaking through a brick wall
  • Learning about German administrative organizations
  • Locating maps
  • Understanding territorial changes
  • Contacting  German Archives
  • Thinking-outside-the-box suggestions

    8:00    Doors open
    8:30    "Finding a Town of Origin" (Baerbel Johnson)
    9:45    "German Historical Maps and Territories" (Warren Bittner)
  11:00    "Finding the Correct German Archives" (Carol Whitton)
  12:00     Lunch
    1:00    "Strategies for Solving German Research Problems" (Baerbel Johnson)
    2:15    "German History Makes a Difference" (Warren Bittner)

Price is $110, and includes lunch.
To register, go to http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/event-registration/ 
Registration is limited so register early!


01 December 2014

Registration is now open!

NGS is pleased to announce that early bird registration is now open for the 2015 Family History Conference! The conference, to be held in St. Charles, Missouri, is expected to be one of the best ever, with informative lectures, amazing exhibits, and lots of opportunities for networking with fellow genealogists.

The main mission of NGS is to "grow the genealogical community by providing education and training." One of the ways we accomplish this is through our annual conference. NGS conferences, long recognized as one of the premier conferences, has been held annually for thirty-seven years.

Register today and get the early bird savings. Registration is a fast and easy process. Simply go to the NGS website at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/attendee_registration and complete the registration form.

The early bird registration rate is $195 for members, $230 for non-members, and $105 for a single day. Early bird rates expire on 30 March 2015. Regular rates of $230 for member, $265 for non-members, and $115 single day begin on 31 March 2015.

If not an NGS member yet, pay just $30 more and receive an NGS membership with all the benefits. There is an option to join at the time of registration. To learn about NGS membership benefits, go to http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/become_a_member.

When registering, you can reserve a seat for numerous social events such as luncheons, the NGS Banquet, and tours. See prices for each of these events at registration or in the conference program.

For complete information about the program, check out the online searchable program at http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/agenda/ and the downloadable PDF registration brochure at http://goo.gl/x92kAg.


12 November 2014

Online Program and PDF Registration Brochure Now Online

A fully searchable conference program for the NGS 2015 Family History Conference is now available online at http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/agenda/.

The theme of the thirty-seventh NGS Family History Conference is Crossroads of America. NGS varies the theme and geographic location of its conference annually and brings together thousands of genealogists and family historians to learn the latest in genealogical research.  The online searchable program allows you to review the full scope of more than 140 lectures and workshops over the four-day conference.

Some examples of the diverse program offerings include DNA, ethnic research, technology, immigration, military, migration, methodology, religion, and Skillbuilding. There are more than 75 speakers including John P. Coletta, J. Mark Lowe, Thomas W. Jones, Elizabeth Shown Mills, and Judy G. Russell.

A PDF version of the registration brochure is available at http://goo.gl/x92kAg. The brochure includes information about lectures, sessions, speakers, luncheons, tours, pre-conference events, registration times and rates, and accessibility as well as general conference and exhibit hall specifics.

Registration for the conference will begin Monday, 1 December 2014.