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.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

E-ZINE 12 IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!

The twelfth 2017 New England Regional Genealogical Conference E-zine is now available at http://www.nergc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/NERGC-2017-E-zine-12.pdf. It includes important traffic and parking updates and information about our Mobil Event Guide, how you can be a conference volunteer, and much, much more. This is the last E-zine scheduled prior to the 2017 conference being held 26-29 April 2017 in Springfield, Massachusetts. All back issues may be found at http://www.nergc.org/e-zines/.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

LIBRARIANS AND LOCAL HISTORIANS DAY AT NERGC 2017

Genealogy and family history research continues to trend with the public, presenting an opportunity for historical societies and libraries. Librarians and Local Historians Day at the 2017 New England Regional Genealogical Conference in Springfield will feature Bob (Robert) Anderson, The Great Migration Study, as luncheon speaker. Curt Witcher of the Allen County Public Library will detail how genealogy can attract interest and funding for both groups. Rhonda Clark and Nicole Wedemeyer Miller’s book, Fostering Family History Services, includes ideas for how partnerships between the two communities of practice can benefit both. Rhonda will share their findings in person. Curt’s second presentation highlights cost-effective public domain resources for genealogical reference that don’t require a budget. Panelist Rachel Onuf, the roving archivist for Massachusetts, will talk about this Massachusetts program. Register at www.nergc.org: $40 for the day, 26 April 2017. Luncheon sponsored by ProQuest. Full conference registration not required.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

NERGC 2017 E-ZINE #11 IS NOW AVAILABLE!

The eleventh 2017 New England Regional Genealogical Conference E-zine is now available at http://www.nergc.org/…/upl…/2017/04/NERGC-2017-E-zine-11.pdf. It includes registration reminders, a program update, information about the Technology Classroom, and more. If you believe you should be on the E-zine distribution list but haven't been receiving notifications, you might want to check your e-mail "spam" folder. All NERGC 2017 E-zines are available at http://www.nergc.org/e-zines/.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

LIBRARIANS DAY UPDATE

Robert (Bob) Charles Anderson of NEHGS will be a guest speaker at the LIBRARIANS AND LOCAL HISTORIANS DAY luncheon sponsored by ProQuest. He will discuss The Great Migration Study Project and his latest research. You won’t want to miss out on this rare opportunity to hear Bob share his tremendous genealogical knowledge and expertise! Seating is limited. Register today for this great all-day program (full conference registration is not required).

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

E-ZINE 10 IS NOW ONLINE!

The tenth 2017 New England Regional Genealogical Conference E-zine is now available at http://www.nergc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/NERGC-2017-E-zine-10.pdf. It includes reminders of upcoming deadlines for identifying special meal requirements, ADA needs and purchasing meals, workshops, and copies of the syllabus; exciting news about Librarians Day; and more.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

E-ZINE 9 IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

The ninth 2017 New England Regional Genealogical Conference E-zine is now available at http://www.nergc.org/…/uplo…/2017/02/NERGC-2017-E-zine-9.pdf It includes program updates, information about the Thursday evening Special Interest Groups; the Libraries, Archives, and Museums Showcase; and more -- including a reminder that "Early Bird" Registration ends February 28.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

KNOW A YOUNG PERSON WITH AN INTEREST IN GENEALOGY?

We're now offering a special conference rate for students aged 16 and under—half the adult rate (e.g., $60 by 28 February; $75 after 28 February. Students do, however, need to pay full price for meals, workshops, and syllabus. This special rate is not available online. For assistance in registering a student, email Pauline Cusson at pcusson@att.net or Mary Choppa at MChoppa@myfairpoint.net.