Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wishful Wednesday: Ancestors in Virginia? Combine Your Research & Learning.

Editor's note: Today's post was written by Sandra Gardner-Benward 

Another year is about to start and another round of conferences for you to choose from in 2014. Make your choice and mark your calendar.

After  you return from RootsTech2014 in Salt Lake City 6-8 February2014 - what next?

2014 Family History Conference - National Genealogical Society
7-10 May 2014 - Richmond Virginia
Do you have ancestors and/or family in Virginia and the surrounding states? Here is your chance to attend the NGS Conference in Richmond Virginia and learn, and then research locally.                     
Give it some thought.......  it is worth the time to go.

 Now available is a sixteen-page Registration Brochure. downloadable  The online version of the program is also available on the conference website at

Conference Registration opens on 1 December 2013  some activities have limited seating, so register on 1 December or as soon as possible thereafter if you plan to attend these events.

The conference will be held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center and Marriott Hotel located in downtown Richmond, Virginia, 7–10 May 2014. Conference highlights include a choice of more than 175 lectures, given by many nationally known speakers and subject matter experts about a broad array of topics including records for Virginia and its neighboring states; migration into and out of the region; military records; state and federal records; ethnic groups including African Americans, German, Irish, and Ulster Scots; methodology; analysis and problem solving; and the use of technology including genetics, mobile devices, and apps useful in genealogical research.

The first few pages of the brochure provide details about conference logistics and describe several special events. The daily conference program includes the name of each speaker, the lecture title, and a brief description of the presentation. A number of social events and workshops are also offered during the conference.

If 2014 will be your first NGS Family HistoryConference click here and check it out.

An exhibit hall with more than seventy-five vendors will be free and open to the public Wednesday through Saturday at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, directly across from the Marriott Hotel. Exhibitors will include genealogy database and software providers, booksellers, genealogy societies, providers of genetic testing, and much more.

Up-to-date information about the availability, amenities, and rates for conference hotels 

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Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society (NGS) is dedicated to genealogy education, high research standards, and the preservation of genealogical records. The Arlington, Virginia- based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian seeking excellence in publications, educational offerings, research guidance, and opportunities to interact with other genealogists.

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