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There is still booth space available in the Exhibit Hall for the 13th New England Regional Genealogical Conference being held 15-18 April 2015 in Providence, Rhode Island. The first booth is $170, additional booths are $120. There is an additional $25 registration charge after 31 December 2014. Full information is on the NERGC website Exhibit Hall page, or contact Exhibit Chairs Mary Ellen Grogan and Sharon Sergeant at


There's still space available at NERGC Society Fair, to be held Thursday, 16 April 2015 from 5:15 to 7 pm during Happy Hour. It’s a great way to gain exposure for your group. We’re especially interested in Rhode Island and nearby Connecticut and Massachusetts history and genealogy groups. It’s a great networking event and it’s free!! NERGC supplies a table, two chairs and signage. You supply representatives and your handouts, etc. For more information, Contact Society Fair Chair Ralph Wadleigh at


The 2015 NERGC Conference at Providence, RI, will again include the ever-popular QueryColumn in our Conference Syllabus. These entry pages will also be duplicated and posted on the Query Board in the active area near Registration, adding to the hundreds of Registrants who will have the entries in their copy of the Syllabus. Cost is $5 per Query, or three for $10. Submit each entry (50 words or less) on a separate 81/2 x 11 sheet of paper; write your dates as 27 July 1927; indicate birth, death, marriage in that order, and event locations before dates. Supply known information before your question is asked. For sample query format, see NERGC 2015 E-zine 4 at Queries Chair reserves the right to edit for space/clarity, without changing thought. Entries must be postmarked by 15 January 2015. Please enclose a check payable to "NERGC Queries" and mail to: Query Column, 40 Round Hill Road, Wethersfield, CT 06109-2510.


NERGC Sponsors so far: Connecticut Society of Genealogists, FamilySearch, FindMyPast, Massachusetts Genealogical Council, Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Maine Genealogical Society, New England Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, New England Historic Genealogical Society, ProQuest. We still have sponsorship opportunities for companies and organizations starting as little as $75. Our large conference attendance can assist YOU as a sponsor, for when you sponsor with NERGC, you'll increase your visibility with the genealogists you need to reach. For opportunities and contact information, see the NERCG Sponsor page .

NERGC 2015 Conference Hotels

Two Wonderful Choices! NERGC has special rates at two hotels close to the Convention Center. Check the NERGC Conference Facilities webpage for amenities and more information.  The Providence Biltmore 11 Dorrance Street Rate: $156 per night Parking: $26 per night. $15 day rate Accepting reservations now.  By phone: 401-421-0700; ask for "reservations" and mention "NERGC 2015 Conference" to get the group rate.  Online: NERGC 2015 Biltmore . The Providence Courtyard by Marriott 32 Exhchange Terrace Rate: $149 per night Accepting reservations now. Parking: $26 per night or $10 per vehicle until 5:00 daily; after 5:00 p.m., additional fees apply. By phone: 888-887-7955; mention "New England Regional Genealogical Conference" to get the group rate. Online: Providence Courtyard by Marriott See you in Providence in 2015!

NERGC 2015 Featured Speakers

NERGC 2015 features two renowned Genealogical Keynote Speakers, Judy G. Russell and Lisa Louise Cooke.  Judy G. Russell The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a genealogist with a law degree. She writes, teaches and lectures on a wide variety of genealogical topics, ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. A Colorado native with roots deep in the American south on her mother’s side and entirely in Germany on her father’s side, she is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society and numerous state and regional genealogical societies. She has written for the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and National Genealogical Society Magazine , among other publications. On the faculty of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, the Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research in Alabama, and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Bo