This blog brings you breaking news about the 15th New England Regional Genealogical Conference and the city of Manchester, New Hampshire.

Monday, December 10, 2012


Over 20 genealogical, historical and family societies have already registered for the 2013 Society Fair and there is room for only a few more tables. If your group is mulling over this great chance to take part, don’t wait any longer! The event will be held on Thursday 18 April 2013 from 5 to 7 PM in the Radisson Hotel Exhibition Hall immediately before the Exhibit Hall opens. A cash bar will be located nearby. There is no charge to your organization to participate. Your group will have a skirted 6’ x 2’ table and two chairs. We will supply signage. You are free to display your wares and take orders for publications and memberships. You will have a good crowd to show off your organization. Groups wishing to sell items on a commercial level must purchase an Exhibit Hall booth and not use the Society Fair. Reserve your space by sending an email to Ralph Wadleigh at


Interested in exhibiting at NERGC 2013? Exhibit Hall space is going fast, and only six booths are still available. Don't miss the chance to spotlight your business or organization before over 800 enthusiastic genealogists! Each booth includes one full conference registration. Print out the Exhibitors Application Form, Exhibitor's Agreement, Floor plan, and Directory of Exhibitors at and reserve your booth(s) today. Questions? Send an e-mail to Exhibits Co-Chair Dick Roberts at

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


The Registration Brochure for NERGC 2013, Woven in History, is out. The website, should be updated shortly with the registration brochure and registration information. Keep checking back.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Interested in exhibiting at NERGC 2013? Exhibit Hall space is going fast, and only 15 booths are currently available. Don't miss the chance to spotlight your business or organization before over 800 enthusiastic genealogists! Print out the Exhibitors Application Form, Exhibitor's Agreement, Floorplan, and Directory of Exhibitors at and reserve your booth(s) today.

Friday, July 13, 2012


As of today, only 22 booth spaces remain available in the NERGC 2013 Exhibit Hall. If your organization is interested in exhibiting at the conference, don't delay in purchasing your booth space. Go to, download, print out and complete the documents, and return the signed Exhibitor's Application Form, the signed Exhibitor’s Agreement, and your check as soon as possible to get the best possible location for your booth.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


This award, consisting a free registration for the 2013 NERGC conference, one banquet, a recognition certificate read at that banquet, and one night in a conference hotel is given to an individual who has provided outstanding volunteer service to the New England Regional Genealogical Consortium, Inc. or its member societies (as defined in the NERGC bylaws), over and above the job to which they were elected or appointed to do. The service might include (but need not necessarily be limited to) outstanding leadership, completing a special project or demonstrating expertise in accomplishing a goal, raising standards of excellence, or influencing for the better the field of genealogy on behalf of a qualifying genealogical society. The nomination may be for service and/or achievements during the previous calendar year or for achievements over a number of years leading up to and including the previous calendar year. Nominations must be made by someone other than the person being nominated. They may be submitted by one or more: • Delegates from or Presidents of NERGC member societies • Officers or members of the Board of Directors of the New England Regional Genealogical Conference. Nominations should include: • The full name of the nominee • A short vitae on the nominee • The name of the organization for which outstanding volunteer services were performed • A descriptive one page essay describing the qualifying services to NERGC or the member society and to the field of genealogy as a whole. Send nominations for the 2013 Award by Friday, October 12, 2012 to: Richard C. Roberts, 596 Gurleyville Road, Storrs, CT 06268-1408

Thursday, May 3, 2012


The first 2013 New England Regional Genealogical Conference E-zine is now available online at Please share the link with your friends and associates – and anyone else you feel may be interested in attending the Conference.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Poster Sessions Wanted for NERGC

In addition to regular presentations, the New England Regional Genealogical Conference (NERGC) is also requesting submissions for poster sessions.

For information about poster sessions in general please see this link

For specifics on submitting poster session proposals please review the NERGC Call for Proposals.

Proposal Deadline - Thursday!!

Calling all Speakers - the deadline for submitting proposals for the 2013 New England Regional Genealogical Conference is this Thursday, March 1, 2012.  

Please see Call for Proposals below for details on submitting.

Call for Papers

12th New England Regional Genealogical Conference
17-21 April 2013
Radisson Hotel Conference Center,
Manchester, NH

NERGC 2013 presentation proposals are now being welcomed before 1 March 2012.

In keeping with our Conference theme, “Woven in History: The Fabric of New England,” successful lecture, workshop, and poster session proposals will address:

• New research methodologies and strategies, including technology and techniques;
• Our ethnic fabric – all ethnicities welcomed;
• Finding that thread of truth – proving or disproving family lore;
• Immigration and emigration patterns;
• New uses of sources (such as religious, civil, cemetery, military, and newspapers);
• They came to work: work ethics, culture, language, patronymic legacy;
• Finds in New England’s repositories (archives, libraries, historical societies);
• Successful research trip planning;
• Librarian and Teacher Day topics: (Wednesday only) educational and resource-
centered presentations suitable for educators and librarians
• Technology Day topics: (Wednesday only) modern technology, internet, social media,
high tech solutions;
• Family history writing and publishing – turning your fabric into a tapestry.

Preference will be given to topics related to our theme. NERGC encourages proposals for 2-3 hour interactive workshops, especially on advanced research topics. Lecture sessions are one hour, including questions and answers. Poster sessions will be up Thursday through Saturday with one twenty-minute scheduled presentation each day [Correction: “Poster sessions will be up Friday and Saturday.  Presenters will be required to do several scheduled presentations throughout the two days.”] Lecturers must provide camera-ready syllabus material by 1 December 2012. Workshop and poster session presenters must provide interactive materials for their attendees at the conference.

Presenters may submit any number of proposals. Each participating NERGC society must propose and support one presenter (who needn’t be a member of that society) for one presentation; sponsored presenter proposals must be sent to and approved by the program chair. Honoraria for sponsored presenters are determined by sponsoring societies. Non-sponsored presenters receive $225 per presentation plus a $25 bonus for submitting their syllabus materials on-time. All presenters receive a complimentary conference registration. NERGC does not cover travel, hotel, or per diem expenses.

Please include the following information with each one-page proposal. Submissions failing to contain the following information or to follow guidelines may not be considered:

• Title of lecture, workshop, or poster session
• Brief but comprehensive outline or abstract connecting to Conference theme
• Short lecture summary (30 words or less) for Conference brochure
• Audience level: beginner, intermediate, advanced
• Audio/visual requirements
• Speaker’s full name, address, email, and telephone number
• Society or organization sponsorship (if applicable)
• Brief speaker biography (50 words or less) for Conference brochure
• Resumé of previous lecture experience

Mail or email submissions to the Program Chair on or before 1 March 2012:

Allison L. Ryall – NERGC 2013
32 Arundel Road
Raymond, ME 04071 (Please put NERGC 2013 in the subject line)

Friday, January 6, 2012


NERGC 2013 presentation proposals are being welcomed before 1 March 2012.  For more information, go to