Saturday, July 21, 2012

Are you a member of National Genealogical Society?

Are you a member of NGS?
           If you are there are some exciting things coming up for you. AND it is never too late to sign up.

Reserve Your Room Now for the Las Vegas Conference
The 2013 NGS Family History Conference, Building New Bridges, will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, from 8–11 May 2013. The conference hotel and venue will be the LVH−Las Vegas Hotel & Casino (formerly known as the Las Vegas Hilton). The LVH will accept reservations via telephone 1-800-635-7711 or online

Special Offer for a Fold3 Annual Membership

The National Genealogical Society is proud to announce a partnership with Fold3, the premier military history website. NGS has worked with Fold3 to give its society membership an extremely attractive member benefit. Fold3 is offering NGS members its lowest price when they purchase a Fold3 Annual Membership of $39.95, which is a 50% savings off the regular price. In additional to the NGS member savings, Fold3 will donate 30% of each sale back to NGS to further its educational work. More information

Voices of Genealogy Video Series Continues This Summer
The July video offering in the celebration of the NGSQ’s 100th anniversary will be the delightful Mary McCampbell Bell, cg, telling stories of the people and experiences that were important to her learning and development as a genealogist. More information at NGS
New NGS Course Available: Genetic Genealogy, The Basics
NGS is proud to present its newest American Genealogy Studies course, Genetic Genealogy, The Basics, developed by Dr. Thomas H. Shawker. In this six-lesson self-paced course, you will learn about the structure of the DNA molecule, how the Y chromosome is inherited, the two types of DNA markers used in genetic genealogy, haplotypes and haplogroups, how to evaluate the test results, and how the mitochondrial DNA molecule is inherited and how it can be used in genealogy.

The course is designed for independent study. Students check their work with an answer key that immediately follows each self-test. Genetic Genealogy, The Basics is available on a PC- or MAC-compatible CD in a PDF format. The tuition is $45.00 for members and $70.00 for non-members. More information or to register
Taken from NGS emails, blog and website...... all for your enjoyment through the summer months.

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