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Have a question about NERGC costs? Here are the prices for the 2013 Conference Registration and Special Activities. For more complete information, go to and click on "Program Brochure". CONFERENCE REGISTRATION Full Registration (all three days) Early Bird fee if postmarked by 28 February 2013 $110.00 Postmarked after 28 February 2013 $135.00 Single Day Registration ($90 per day) Single day registration increases to $100 per day if postmarked after 28 February 2013. Syllabus on CD included with registration fee. Printed Syllabus $15.00 LIBRARIANS AND TEACHERS DAY - Wednesday, 17 April See page four of the brochure for details. Librarians and Teachers Day Registration $40.00 TECH DAY - Wednesday, 17 April See page five of the brochure for details. Tech Day $40.00 SPECIAL CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES Wednesday, 17 April Lowell, Massachusetts Museum Tours $35.00 SOCIAL ACTIVITIES Open to all. Additional fee is required. Friday, 19 April - Friday Luncheon Chi


Are YOU already registered for NERGC 2013 but wonder how your hearing, visual, or physical mobility needs might impact your conference experience? Were YOU thinking of registering but wondered what accommodations might be available to help you participate fully in the conference? Are YOU wishing you could attend but are not sure how you would manage? Though our conference site and hotel were chosen to meet the diverse needs of our genealogical community, there are still challenges. Dr. Pam Roberts, a physical therapist, advocate, community accessibility consultant, and genealogist, has offered to consult gratis with those who may have questions about the physical layout, anticipated audio-visual set up, distances and potential barriers to full access and participation at our conference and hotel facilities. Pam invites you to be in touch with her directly to discuss your questions and needs. It is best to contact her prior to the conference by email at or call


NERGC’s fourth Librarians’ and Teachers’ Day will be held on Wednesday, 17 April 2013 at the Radisson Hotel Manchester in conjunction with the Twelfth 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. Sessions include Getting Patrons Started in Genealogy by Christine Sharbrough, MSLIS, CG; Creating Digital Collections for Genealogists by D. Joshua Taylor; ProQuest Information and Learning by William Forsyth; Tracing Your Immigrant Ancestors by Lisa Alzo; and What Genealogists Wis