Monday, March 18, 2013

#NGS2013 – National Genealogical Society Conference

NGS 2013 Official BloggerThe 2013 annual conference of the National Genealogical Society (NGS) will be held this year 8-11 May 2013 in Las Vegas. It will be held at the LVH Hotel adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center.

While RootsTech concentrates on technology, the NGS Conference concentrates on records, regions, and research. To coin a phrase, NGS is a genealogist’s genealogy conference.

Skill levels from beginner to advanced are accommodated. There is something for everyone at this conference, including two presentations by me! I’m really excited to present “Do It Yourself Photo Restoration” and a luncheon presentation, “The Future of Family History—According to You!” Both are on Saturday so that I can be nervous for the whole conference.

Other than me, lecturers are often the best in their fields. I hate to mention names because I’m not an expert in every field, but I will name drop Tom Jones and Elizabeth Shown Mills. Their classes fill regardless of room size. (I understand they’re scheduled for even larger rooms than last time.)

Sessions are loosely organized into nine tracks each day. The tracks are:

Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Skill building Skill building Skill building Skill building
Methodology & Research   Methodology & Research Methodology & Research
Records Working with Records   Records
  Migration Migration Immigration
  Ethnic: African American Ethnic: Native American Ethnic Research
Technology Technology Technology Technology
Essentials California The West  
Military Religion Religion The Law
Family Women DNA  
Records Access   New York Writing & Other Topics
Vendor Presentations Vendor Presentations   Vendor Presentations

Skill levels from beginner to advanced are accommodated. There is something for everyone at this conference. Including two presentations by me! I’m really excited to present “Do It Yourself Photo Restoration” and a luncheon presentation, “The Future of Family History—According to You!” Both are on Saturday so that I can be nervous for the whole conference.

Lecturers are often the best in their fields. I hate to mention names because I’m not an expert in every field, but I will name drop Tom Jones and Elizabeth Shown Mills. Their classes fill regardless of room size. (I understand they’re scheduled for even larger rooms than last time.)

Luncheons sell out fast. Early bird registration, including the opportunity to order a printed syllabus ends tomorrow, Tuesday, 19 March 2013.

Go to http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/conference_info and register today!

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