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

Friday, January 18, 2013

CONFERENCE COSTS

Have a question about NERGC costs? Here are the prices for the 2013 Conference Registration and Special Activities. For more complete information, go to www.NERGC.org and click on "Program Brochure". CONFERENCE REGISTRATION Full Registration (all three days) Early Bird fee if postmarked by 28 February 2013 $110.00 Postmarked after 28 February 2013 $135.00 Single Day Registration ($90 per day) Single day registration increases to $100 per day if postmarked after 28 February 2013. Syllabus on CD included with registration fee. Printed Syllabus $15.00 LIBRARIANS AND TEACHERS DAY - Wednesday, 17 April See page four of the brochure for details. Librarians and Teachers Day Registration $40.00 TECH DAY - Wednesday, 17 April See page five of the brochure for details. Tech Day $40.00 SPECIAL CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES Wednesday, 17 April Lowell, Massachusetts Museum Tours $35.00 SOCIAL ACTIVITIES Open to all. Additional fee is required. Friday, 19 April - Friday Luncheon Chicken with Mushroom Bordelaise Sauce $26.00 Baked Scrod with Ritz Cracker Crumbs $27.00 Vegetarian – Penne with roasted vegetables, tomato basil cream sauce $26.00 Saturday, 20 April - Saturday Luncheon Taste of New England Grilled Chicken Salad $26.00 Vegetarian – Taste of New England Salad without Chicken $24.00 Saturday Banquet Honey Glazed Salmon with Mango Citrus Salsa $39.00 Beef Tenderloin & Chicken Duo $46.00 Vegetarian – Vegetable Lasagna $36.00 WORKSHOPS Limited participation. Conference registration and additional fee are required. Thursday, 18 April T-101 Genealogy from A to Z $40.00 T-111 Griffith’s Valuation: Gateway to Irish Research $30.00 Friday, 19 April F-201 Evidence Analysis $30.00 F-221 Reading Old Documents $30.00 Saturday, 20 April S-303 Cemetery Workshop $30.00 S-323 Baker’s Dozen Steps to Writing Research Reports $30.00

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

ACCOMODATION COORDINATION OFFERED FOR NERGC 2013

Are YOU already registered for NERGC 2013 but wonder how your hearing, visual, or physical mobility needs might impact your conference experience? Were YOU thinking of registering but wondered what accommodations might be available to help you participate fully in the conference? Are YOU wishing you could attend but are not sure how you would manage? Though our conference site and hotel were chosen to meet the diverse needs of our genealogical community, there are still challenges. Dr. Pam Roberts, a physical therapist, advocate, community accessibility consultant, and genealogist, has offered to consult gratis with those who may have questions about the physical layout, anticipated audio-visual set up, distances and potential barriers to full access and participation at our conference and hotel facilities. Pam invites you to be in touch with her directly to discuss your questions and needs. It is best to contact her prior to the conference by email at drpamNERGC@charter.net or call 860 428-2406. After the conference begins, the Hospitality table in the registration area will have information and the ability to refer you to Pam for assistance.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

ATTENTION LIBRARIANS AND TEACHERS

NERGC’s fourth Librarians’ and Teachers’ Day will be held on Wednesday, 17 April 2013 at the Radisson Hotel Manchester in conjunction with the Twelfth New England Regional Genealogical Conference. The day will be devoted to showing attendees how genealogy can enhance curricula, attract new patrons, and highlight collections. Librarians’ and Teachers’ Day provides the opportunity for professionals to learn how genealogy can serve them in their dual roles as curators of their unique collections and as ambassadors of genealogy resources for their schools and libraries. All librarians and teachers who work with family history patrons or genealogy-related research materials will benefit from this special event. Sessions include Getting Patrons Started in Genealogy by Christine Sharbrough, MSLIS, CG; Creating Digital Collections for Genealogists by D. Joshua Taylor; ProQuest Information and Learning by William Forsyth; Tracing Your Immigrant Ancestors by Lisa Alzo; and What Genealogists Wish Librarians Knew by Marianne B. Marcussen. The cost is $40.00 per person and includes lunch compliments of ProQuest. For information about each session, see the full conference brochure at: www.nergc.org/Program.html. To register for Librarians' and Teachers' Day -- or the entire Twelfth New England Regional Genealogical Conference, go to www.nergc.org and click on "Registration".

Monday, January 7, 2013

NERGC 2013 IS COMING SOON!

Just 100 days until NERGC 2013. Are you registered? Early Bird registration ends February 28. For information about the Conference and a link to online registration, go to www.NERGC.org.