Monday, July 13, 2015


The twelfth 2015 New England Regional Genealogical Conference E-zine is now available at It includes a "wrap-up" of the 2015 conference and a look ahead to the 2017 conference, which will be held April 26-29, 2017 at the MassMutual Center, Springfield, Massachusetts.

Friday, April 17, 2015


Members of the Association of Professional Genealogists, New England Chapter, will be at each table at today's luncheon to guide a focused discussion. You must be registered for the luncheon in order to attend, but there is no registration for or guaranteed seating at specific tables. Seating at each table is first-come, first-served. As you enter Ballroom D/E for lunch, locate a table with a topic that appeals to you. If that table is already full, please pick a different table.


Session F-233 (Friday at 4:45) will be presented by Cheryll Toney Holley. The title of her talk is "Counting Quows & Sifting Storms: African-Americans in Vermont." Session S-333 (Saturday at 4:30) will be presented by Janet Horvoka. The title of the talk remains "Engaging Children, Tweens and Teens in Family History."


Saturday afternoon sessions S-334 through S-341 run from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., NOT 4:30 to 5:30 as shown on the turquoise Saturday "one sheet" daily schedule.

Sunday, April 12, 2015


Our informal "Special Interest Groups" take place Thursday, April 16 from 7:45-9:00 p.m. at the Rhode Island Convention Center. They provide a great opportunity to meet conference participants and speakers with similar interests. Here are the room assignments: Becoming a Professional Genealogist, Room 553B; DNA Research, Ballroom A; French Canadian Research, Ballroom B; Genealogy Blogging, Room 555A/B; Irish American Research, Room 552A; Italian Research, Room 550A/B; Jewish Genealogy, Room 552B; Rhode Island Research, Room 551A/B; Scandinavian Research, Ballroom A.

Thursday, April 9, 2015


Rick Spenser will present a program of songs in the American folk music tradition for on Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm. The presentation will take place on the second floor of the Rhode Island Convention Center, outside Exhibit Hall C. Presented in conjunction with the 13th New England Regional Genealogical Conference, the program is free and open to the public. The music presented will be selected with consideration of the theme "Songs Our Ancestors Knew and Loved." Rick will give a little background information on the songs and will encourage those who attend to sing along if they wish. Rick has been in the historical performance industry for over 25 years. He worked for 20 years as a researcher, historian and presenter of traditional maritime songs and sea chanteys at Mystic Seaport and has performed widely in the US, in Canada and Europe. The Conference Exhibit Hall and Society Fair open immediately following Rick Spencer's program and are also free and open to the public.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Meet the NERGC Speakers!

Judy G. Russell (The Legal Genealogist) interviewed by Lori Lynn Price of Bridging the Past

Lisa Louise Cooke by Cynthia Shenette of Heritage Zen

D. Joshua Taylor by Pam Carter of My Maine Ancestry

Michael J. Hall by Linda Hall Little of Passage to the Past's Blog

Marian Pierre Louis by Sara Campbell of Remembering Those Who Came Before Us

Dr. Blaine Bettinger by Jennifer Shoer of The Scrappy Genealogist

Harold Henderson by Elizabeth Pyle Handler of From Maine to Kentucky

Catherine "Casey" Zahn by Pam Carter of My Maine Ancestry

Dave Robison by Beverly Fieg of Knit Genealogist

Michael Tougais by Bill West of West in New England

Lisa Alzo by Melissa Berry of anceSTORY archives

Michael Brophy by Bill West of West in New England

Dear Myrtle by Jennifer Shoer of The Scrappy Genealogist

Nathaniel Lane Taylor and Cherry Fletcher Bamberg by Diane Boumenot of One Rhode Island Family

David Allen Lambert by Melissa Berry of anceSTORY archives

Special thanks to blogger extraordinaire Heather Wilkinson Rojo of Nutfield Genealogy for coordinating the speaker interviews! Heather will be hosting the Genealogy Blogging Special Interest Group at NERGC on Thursday, April 16th from 7:45 - 9:00 p.m.