Wednesday, March 19, 2014

#NGS2014GEN National Genealogical Society Streaming Conference

The Ancestry Insider is a member of the Official Social Media Press for NGS 2014Interest in this year’s National Genealogical Society (NGS) conference has been high. Hotel after hotel has sold out. The conference will be held 7-10 May 2014 in Richmond, Virginia.

The deadline for registering with the early-bird discount is coming up quick. Register by Monday, 24 March 2014, to receive the discount and to order a printed syllabus. The price for members of the society will increase from $195 to $230. The price for non-NGS members will increase from $230 to $265.

For more information about attending the conference in Richmond, Virginia, visit the NGS Conference website.

Now, those who can’t attend in person can have access to five or ten of the 175 sessions.

This is the first time that NGS has offered some sessions remotely. Sessions can be viewed live and for three months thereafter. NGS has selected some of the most popular topics and nationally known speakers. Sessions have been organized into two tracks. Registrants for live streaming can select one or both tracks. A single track of five sessions is $65 for society members and $80 for non-members. Both tracks, all ten classes, are available for $115 for members and $145 for others.

For more information about watching sessions remotely, and to register, visit the Live Streaming page of the NGS Conference website.

Track One: Records and Research Techniques

Thursday, 8 May 2014

2:30 p.m.  T241 - Using Evidence Creatively: Spotting Clues in Run-of-the-Mill Records, Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS

4:00 p.m.  T252 - Can a Complex Research Problem Be Solved Solely Online?, Thomas W. Jones, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS

Friday, 9 May 2014

8:00 a.m.  F308 - Using NARA’s Finding Aids and Website, Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL

9:30 a.m.  F311 - Disputes and Unhappy Differences: Surprises in Land Records, Sharon Tate Moody, CG

11:00 a.m.  F321 - “Of Sound Mind and Healthy Body”: Using Probate Records in Your Research, Michael Hait, CG


Track Two:  Virginia Resources and Migration Patterns

Friday, 9 May 2014

2:30 p.m. F342 - From Ulster to Virginia and the Carolinas, David E. Rencher, AG, CG, FIGRS, FUGA

4:00 p.m.  F355 - Researching a Civil War Soldier in Virginia, Craig Roberts Scott, CG

Saturday, 10 May 2014

8:00 a.m. S403 - The Migration Triangle: Virginia, the Carolinas, and Tennessee, J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA

9:30 a.m. S415 - A Treasure Trove of Rarely Used Records, Barbara Vines Little, CG, FNGS, FVGS

11:00 a.m. S425 - Colonial Migrations In and Out of the Shenandoah Valley, Vic Dunn, CG

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