Monday, January 23, 2017
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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
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