Today is the last day to preregister for this year’s national conference of the National Genealogical Society (NGS). The conference is to be held in the St. Charles, Missouri convention center, just ten miles from the St. Louis International Airport. It will be 13-16 May 2015. (That’s three days after Mother’s Day. Maybe you should start dropping hints to your husband.)
Many conference hotels are completely sold out. Two no longer have rooms for the special conference rate: the Embassy Suites St. Charles and the Fairfield Inn. That leaves the Ameristar Casino St. Charles as the remaining official hotel. Not to worry. The conference center offers free parking. See the conference website for more information about accommodations.
As a volunteer of NGS, I’m not totally unbiased. But I am a strong advocate of ongoing education. I’m blessed to be able to attend several national, regional, and local conferences each year. I’m always learning something new. A glance at the lecture schedule shows four lectures by Thomas W. Jones, four by Elizabeth Shown Mills, three by David Rencher, and one by Josh Taylor. There are 17 lectures by fellows of NGS and fellows of the prestigious American Society of Genealogists. There are 28 by fellows of the Utah Genealogical Society. Of course, it goes without saying that one doesn’t need initials after one’s name to be a topic expert and an excellent teacher and lecturer. There are a total of 164 lectures organized into nine subject areas each day. Check out the lecture schedule online. Then sign up today.