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Call for Papers

SPEAKER SESSIONS Lecture proposals are now being accepted for the 11th New England Regional Genealogical Conference to be held 6-10 April 2011 in Springfield, Massachusetts. SEE THE COMPLETE CALL AND SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS ON THE NERGC WEB PAGE, WWW.NERGC.ORG . Submissions may be mailed or emailed to the Program Chair on or before 1 March 2010 . LIBRARIANS/TEACHERS DAY The Third Librarians’ and Teachers’ Day will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2011 in conjunction with the 11 th New England Regional Genealogical Conference in Springfield, Massachusetts. Lecture proposals are now being accepted for the series of sessions entitled, “Throughout the Ages and Throughout the Curricula: Genealogy as a Pursuit for all Learners." Ideal paper proposals will suggest strategies for how to optimize the human, material, and online resources that can assist students' and community borrowers' inquiries in addition to enhancing program development to attract all prospecti

Featured Speakers for NERGC 2011

Exploring New Paths to Your Roots will feature two nationally known featured speakers: John Philip Colletta John Philip Colletta is one of America's most popular genealogical lecturers. Entertaining, knowledgeable and experienced, he is based in Washington, D.C., where for 20 years he conducted workshops for the National Archives and taught courses for the Smithsonian Institution. Today he lectures nationally, teaches at local schools, and is a faculty member of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University (Birmingham, AL) and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (Salt Lake City). He has also been an instructor and course coordinator for the National Institute on Genealogical Research (Washington, DC), the Genealogical Institute of Texas (Dallas), and the Genealogical Institute of Mid-America (Springfield, IL). His publications include two manuals -- They Came in Ships: A Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor's Arrival Record and Finding It

Exploring New Paths to Your Roots

Exploring New Paths to Your Roots, the Eleventh New England Regional Genealogical Conference, will be held April 6-10, 2011 at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place and Springfield Marriott in Springfield, Massachusetts. Plan to attend and enjoy conference activities in facilities directly off Interstate 91 and only minutes from the Massachusetts Turnpike. The Genealogy & Local History Library located in the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum, the Basketball Hall of Fame, the Springfield Armory Museum, and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial are but some of the nearby attractions. Pauline Cusson and Richard Roberts are the Co-Chairs for the 2011 Conference, assisted by Carol Bosworth and Pat Long. The Program Chair is Allison Ryall. Begin letting friends and fellow members of your organization know about the 2011 conference. Most importantly, insure that your genealogical society, historical society, or library will be in on the ground floor as we plan for 2011. Each NERGC conf