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  There's still a lot coming up at Virtual NERGC 2021. Be sure to check out E-zine 12 at for the latest information on the Add-on Tracks, Ancestor Road Show appointments, Special Interest Groups, and much more. AND IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY DONE SO, IT IS NOT TO LATE TO REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL NERGC 2021! Go to .
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  Reminder -- LIve Chat today, April 5, 2021, 12:00-1:00 p.m. on searching Ancestry and FamilySearch, featuring Jill Morelli and Alec Ferretti. Alec Ferretti holds Masters Degrees in Archives and Library Science and has been a professional genealogist since 2016. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Reclaim the Records, and is the current President of the New York Genealogy & Technology Group. Jill Morelli, CG® lectures about her Midwestern, northern German and Scandinavian ancestors nationwide, focusing on intermediate and advanced methodologies, and unique records sets. After obtaining her credential as a Certified Genealogist, she began an online course sharing her experiences and demystifying the process to those who are “on the clock.” If you haven't registered for Virtual NERGC yet, it isn't too late. Go to
  Virtual NERGC 2021 kicks off   this Thursday, April 1 with Gathering Day 1, a full day of scheduled presentations and live chat.   Be sure to join us for:   10:00 – 1030 Opening Session Join us for welcoming remarks by NERGC’S President and Conference Chairs and the presentation of the Donna Holt Siemiatkoski Volunteer Award   11:00-12:00 Pat Richley-Erickson “ 7 Habits of Highly Effective Genealogists”   12:00 – 1:30   Virtual Exhibit Hall.  Be sure to visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall during this unopposed time.  Many of the exhibitors will be hosting live video chats--a Zoom meeting that mimics the experience of approaching a booth in an in-person exhibit hall.  Although other attendees may be asking a question, you can do the same when there is a break in the conversation.    1:30-2:30 Alice Ferretti  “ Thinking Outside the (Search) Box: Ancestry Search Strategies”   3:00-4:00 Jill Morelli “ FamilySearch: Don't Miss the Unindexed 70%”   4:30-5:30 Live chat wit


FIRST ACCESS TO VIRTUAL NERGC 2021 BEGINS TODAY! Later today those who have registered for the conference will receive a link to the conference syllabus; a link to register for the Table Topics event; information on registration for the SIG sessions and how to access the Queries Page; and the all-important link to enter the Virtual Attendee Hub! And the conference, with 72 sessions; 11 Speaker Chats; 9 Special Interest Groups; Ancestors Road Show; Exhibit Hall; Society Fair; and Libraries, Museums, and Archives Showcase, is still less than half the cost of most other virtual conferences that are currently being advertised. FOR ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT INFORMATION, BE SURE TO READ THE E-ZINE. IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY DONE SO, REGISTER NOW FOR VIRTUAL NERGC 2021!


We are looking for genealogy bloggers to help us spread the word about NERGC 2021! Interview one of our speakers, write it up for your own blog, and allow us to feature it on NERGC social media. Anyone interested, please contact Judy Goss at


  Virtual NERGC 2021 E-Zine 7 (and all previous E-zines) are now available at . If you haven't registered for the conference, which begins on April 1, plan to do so soon. Registration before March 25 ensures first access to the link to the conference syllabus; a link to register for the Table Topics event; information on registration for the SIG sessions; and the all-important link to enter the Virtual Attendee Hub!


You are cordially invited to participate in the Virtual NERGC Society Fair, which be available online to conference attendees and the general public for 61 days, with live chat available on April 3 and May 16. Hundreds of family history researchers will be “attending” Virtual NERGC 2021. Participation in the Society Fair is limited to non-commercial entities. (Entities wishing to make sales during the conference are encouraged to consider becoming exhibitors by “renting a booth” in the virtual Exhibit Hall). You can include links to your website, Facebook page, Instagram, and YouTube channel. You can also choose chat times, allowing you to interact with conference participants potentially interested in what your group offers in the way of information, programs and research sources. People, as at an in-person event, may stop in for a few minutes or may linger longer throughout the day. Your Society and chat times will be placed on NERGC’s website, published in the weekly Newsletter