Drew Smith receives well-deserved Genealogical Librarianship award

What does a blogger do when a dear friend receives a special award? Blogs about it, of course. I had lunch this past Saturday with Drew and his husband, George Morgan, plus Peggy Clemens Lauritzen at the Ohio Genealogical Society Conference. We talked and talked and, if he knew, he didn’t give the secret away. […]

Free expert advice at findmypast.com booth at NGS Cincinnati

findmypast.com is hosting an “Expert of the Day at its Exhibit Hall  booth at the National Genealogical Society Conference in Cincinnati this coming week. (May 9-12) Ask questions and receive expert advice from some of the nation’s leading genealogists. No appointment necessary! Visit one on one with the Expert of the Day for free at […]

NGS Conference registration now open

Registration is now open for the National Genealogical Society’s annual Family History Conference which will be held 9–12 May 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The online searchable program is available at http://members.ngsgenealogy.org/Conferences/2012Program.cfm and the PDF brochure is available at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/conference_info. The brochure includes an overview of the sessions, workshops, tours, pre-conference events, registration times, and rates […]

FGS Conference early registration deadline

I just returned from several days in Charleston, South Carolina where I was attending the National Genealogical Society Conference. I lectured, shopped, learned, volunteered, networked, laughed, ate, slept a bit, and just basically enjoyed the time. I am now staying home all summer getting ready for the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ 2011 conference that is […]

NGS early registration deadline is Friday, March 11th.

This Friday, March 11th, is the deadline for the early registration discount for the National Genealogical Society Family History Conference. The conferences dates are May 11-14 and the place is Charleston, South Carolina! By registering online no later than Friday or having a regular mail registration postmarked on or before March 11th you save $35.00. […]

Registration is open for the 2011 NGS Conference

Registration for the 2011 National Genealogical Society Family History Conference opened yesterday. It will be held in the Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, South Carolina, 11–14 May. The convention center is conveniently located near the Charleston International Airport (CHS) and is surrounded by a number of hotels with restaurants and outlet […]

FGS Press Release on War of 1812 Pension Project

The Federation of Genealogical Societies just issued this exciting press release. Please share the news with your friends in genealogical, historical, and military society circles. You can also make a contribution to the fund by visiting the FGS booth in the Exhibit Hall during this week’s National Genealogical Society Conference in Salt Lake City. The […]

March 8th: deadline to save $35.00 on NGS Conference registration

The National Genealogical Society reminds us to register now for the 2010 NGS Conference being held 28 April – 1 May in Salt Lake City.  The early-bird registration discount ends on Monday, 8 March 2010. In addition to enjoying a $35 discount, only early birds have the opportunity to order a printed syllabus. (Everyone will […]