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.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

HURRY, HURRY, HURRY!

The Thursday workshop T-101 "After the Test: Exploring Ancestry DNA" with Jen Zinck is sold out and has a waiting list. The Beginning DNA Day on Wednesday is nearly sold out. If there is a workshop or special event you're especially interested in attending, don't delay -- register today at www.NERGC.org. And a reminder -- "Early Bird" registration for the conference ends February 28. As of March 1, the price goes up from $120 to $150.

Monday, January 23, 2017

ATTENTION LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES and MUSEUMS

Help us make history. All NEW! Calling Libraries, Archives and Museums that have special collections that would be of interest to genealogists and researchers. Choose one of your treasures that you guard and protect, take them out for a drive, and join us in Springfield. Celebrating a milestone in your organization? All the better—share it with hundreds of like minded folks. Two days—pick one—Friday, April 28th, or Saturday, April 29th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $0. That’s right, it’s free. Each exhibitor receives a 6 x 2 table, two chairs and signage. There will also be free advertising for your collection before and during the Conference. You can get more information or register by contacting Phyllis Day, Libraries and Archives Chair, at phyl@meganet.net.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

LIBRARIANS AND LOCAL HISTORIANS DAY

NERGC's Librarians and Local Historical Historians Day will be held 8:45 AM - 4:00 PM on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 at the MassMutual Center, Springfield, Massachusetts. The cost is $40.00 per person and includes lunch compliments of ProQuest. To register for this special day -- or for the full conference -- go to www.NERGC.org, where there are links to the conference brochure and to online registration. Curt B. Witcher, Manager of the legendary Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library, will share his expertise in two presentations. In the first—Making the Financial Case for Genealogical Librarianship—Curt highlights the many factors that are making 21st century genealogical librarianship more valuable to their organizations. The value of family and local history collections, as well as the expertise of the librarians associated with these collections, will be explored. Curt’s knowledge and experience in this area will benefit public libraries, historical and genealogical societies, and repositories specializing in local and family history research. In his second presentation, Curt will share his knowledge of “online resources off the beaten path.” Finding all the evidence for an ancestor is the research goal and bibliographic websites are of great benefit. He points out that the importance of bibliographic collections such as NUCMUC, WorldCat, and others has been de-emphasized with the growth of large information aggregators and the persuasive “just Google it” strategy. The researcher’s access to the data they need will be greatly enhanced by learning about these resources.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

NERGC 2017 E-ZINE 7 IS NOW AVAILABLE!

The seventh 2017 New England Regional Genealogical Conference E-zine is now available at http://www.nergc.org/…/uplo…/2017/01/NERGC-2017-E-zine-7.pdf. It includes program updates and information about our sessions designed with beginning genealogists in mind, the African American Special Interest Group, things to do in and around Springfield, and more. Also a reminder that to qualify for the "Early Bird" Full Conference rate of $120, your registration must be made online or postmarked by 28 February 2017. After that, the price goes up to $150. Don't delay! Register today! Boost Post