The National Genealogical Society sent a thank you to attendees of their 2014 conference. It included some interesting information.
Thank you for attending the NGS 2014 Family History Conference in Richmond, Virginia. The final registration was 2,593 which included conference attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and volunteers.
Next year’s conference will be 13–16 May 2015 in St. Charles, Missouri. You can make hotel reservations already with the conference discount. See http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/.
The Society declared their first foray into live, video streaming a success. They said they had 406 people sign up for live streaming. They also announced the on demand available of those same sessions. (I published their official announcement yesterday.) Interestingly enough, I talked to several people at the conference who also signed up for live streaming so they could attend other sessions and afterwards view ten more.
At the NGS Banquet we announced that NGS was extending registration for viewing the recorded live streaming sessions through 31 May 2014. This extension will give you a chance to view sessions you missed or let you view them again. Or if you have a friend who missed the conference, tell them they still have a chance to view ten of the conference presentations. The On Demand recordings will be available for viewing through 10 August 2014. The details and costs for the On Demand recordings, previously offered as ten live-streaming sessions, are available at http://www.playbackngs.com/774-ngs-streaming-packages.html.
The message included information about the Genealogists Declaration of Rights, with a link to a site where you can electronically sign the petition.
The Genealogists' Declaration of Rights is available to review and sign online at http://bit.ly/gen-declaration. Please encourage other genealogists to sign the Declaration.
NGS presents several awards each year.
- Excellence in Genealogy Scholarship and Service Honored by National Genealogical Society Awards (PDF 380KB)
- National Genealogical Society Presents Awards Honoring Excellence in Genealogy Newsletter Editorship and Service to NGS (PDF 360KB)
- National Genealogical Society Presents William Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship (PDF 250KB)
Don't forget to submit nominations for next year. See http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/awards_competitions.