Saturday, January 24, 2015
NERGC’s fifth Librarians’ and Teachers’ Day will be held on Wednesday, 15 April 2015 at the Providence Biltmore in Providence, RI, in conjunction with the 13th 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. The cost is $40.00 per person and includes lunch compliments of ProQuest. For additional information, including a list of speakers, go to http://www.nergc.org/Librarians-and-Teachers-Day.html. To register for Librarians' and Teachers' Day -- or for the full conference, go to www.NERGC.org.
Monday, January 12, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Explore Providence, the Renaissance City, on this five hour, customized tour led by Barbara Barnes, Tourism Services Director, of the Rhode Island Historical Society. Learn about the founding and development of the city, its rich historical and cultural heritage, and its original proprietors and prominent families, while winding around the streets of the city for a ninety minute coach tour, with stops at the Roger Williams National Memorial and the First Baptist Church in America. Enjoy a mid-day stop for lunch on Providence’s Federal Hill, Providence’s “Little Italy,” which was home to various immigrant groups from the late nineteenth century to the present, with time for browsing this lively scene of shops, restaurants, bakeries, and galleries. Finally, peruse the artistic treasures of the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, a prominent art museum known for its collections across many cultures, time periods and media. Meet at the Information Center, street level, of the RI Convention Center at 11 a.m. The cost for the tour is $49.00. Lunch is not included. You do not need to register for the full NERGC conference in order to take part in the tour. However, advance registration is required, and space is limited. The deadline for registration is 16 March 2015. To register, go to www.NERGC.org and click on "Register online here".
Saturday, January 10, 2015
800+ conference attendees will view the popular Query Column in the 2015 syllabus. You do not need to attend the conference to submit a query. Deadline for submission is 15 January 2015. See http://www.nergc.org/E-zine_4_2015.pdf for details.