NERGC 2017: USING THE TOOLS OF TODAY & TOMORROW TO UNDERSTAND THE PAST

This blog brings you breaking news about the 14th New England Regional Genealogical Conference and the city of Springfield, Massachusetts.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

LIBRARIANS AND LOCAL HISTORIANS DAY

NERGC's Librarians and Local Historical Historians Day will be held 8:45 AM - 4:00 PM on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 at the MassMutual Center, Springfield, Massachusetts. The cost is $40.00 per person and includes lunch compliments of ProQuest. To register for this special day -- or for the full conference -- go to www.NERGC.org, where there are links to the conference brochure and to online registration. Curt B. Witcher, Manager of the legendary Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library, will share his expertise in two presentations. In the first—Making the Financial Case for Genealogical Librarianship—Curt highlights the many factors that are making 21st century genealogical librarianship more valuable to their organizations. The value of family and local history collections, as well as the expertise of the librarians associated with these collections, will be explored. Curt’s knowledge and experience in this area will benefit public libraries, historical and genealogical societies, and repositories specializing in local and family history research. In his second presentation, Curt will share his knowledge of “online resources off the beaten path.” Finding all the evidence for an ancestor is the research goal and bibliographic websites are of great benefit. He points out that the importance of bibliographic collections such as NUCMUC, WorldCat, and others has been de-emphasized with the growth of large information aggregators and the persuasive “just Google it” strategy. The researcher’s access to the data they need will be greatly enhanced by learning about these resources.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

NERGC 2017 E-ZINE 7 IS NOW AVAILABLE!

The seventh 2017 New England Regional Genealogical Conference E-zine is now available at http://www.nergc.org/…/uplo…/2017/01/NERGC-2017-E-zine-7.pdf. It includes program updates and information about our sessions designed with beginning genealogists in mind, the African American Special Interest Group, things to do in and around Springfield, and more. Also a reminder that to qualify for the "Early Bird" Full Conference rate of $120, your registration must be made online or postmarked by 28 February 2017. After that, the price goes up to $150. Don't delay! Register today! Boost Post

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

NERGC 2017 E-ZINE #6 IS NOW AVAILABLE

The sixth 2017 New England Regional Genealogical Conference E-zine is now available at http://www.nergc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/NERGC-2017-E-zine-6.pdf It includes program updates, information about our special Getting Started on Your Family History Research workshop on Wednesday, and more. For additional information about NERGC, visit our Web page, www.NERGC.org.

Monday, November 7, 2016

REGISTRATION FOR NERGC 2017 IS NOW OPEN!

The 20-page 2017 NERGC conference brochure containing the full conference schedule, summaries of lectures, speaker biographies and information on available luncheons, banquets, research tour and special events as well as a link to online registration are available at www.NERGC.org. To register by postal mail, see the last page of the brochure.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

NERGC 2017 E-ZINE 4 IS NOW AVAILABLE

The fourth 2017 New England Regional Genealogical Conference E-zine is now available at http://www.nergc.org/…/uplo…/2016/10/NERGC-2017-E-zine-4.pdf It introduces our Opening Session speaker, provides information about the new "Technology Classroom" and African American track, updates information about Exhibit Hall booth rental and sponsorship opportunities, and more.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

NERGC 2017 E-ZINE 3 IS NOW AVAILABLE

The third 2017 New England Regional Genealogical Conference E-zine is now available at http://www.nergc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/NERGC-2017-E-zine-3.pdf It includes a bio of the second of our three Featured Speakers, information about a full day of Wednesday activities to choose from, information about Exhibit Hall booth rental and sponsorship opportunities, and more.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

NERGC 2017 E-ZINE 2 IS NOW ONLINE

The second 2017 New England Regional Genealogical Conference E-zine is now available online at http://www.nergc.org/E-zine_2_2017.pdf. It provides information about the Conference Hotels, a bio of the second of our three Featured Speakers, preliminary information about Exhibit Hall booth rental, and more.