ARLINGTON, VA, 16 APRIL 2013: The NGS 2013 Family History Conference will be held 8–11 May 2013 at the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino (LVH), Las Vegas, Nevada. Register within the week to select any meals or pre-conference events or tours you plan to attend. Pre-registration ends on Monday, 22 April 2013, which includes meals and tours sales. On-site conference registration opens Tuesday, 7 May 2013, 12:00 p.m.−7:00 p.m. Meals and pre-conference tours and events must be purchased by 22 April 2013. They cannot be purchased on-site at the conference.
Meals: log on at
http://www.ngsgenealogy.org , click on My Account, select My Events, and then click to Add SessionsFounded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogy education, high research standards, and the preservation of genealogical records. The Arlington, VA-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. Please visit the NGS Pressroom for further information.
One of the nice things about being an Official Blogger of the NGS Family History Conference is that I am starting to get their press releases. I got one the other day that I thought would be of interest to my readers.
NGS will be presenting a hands-on research trip to Washington, D.C. From November 3 – 9th. Only a limited number of genealogist will be able to get a spot on this trip, 26 to be exact. Their guides will be Craig Roberts Scott, CG(sm) and Patricia Walls Stamm, CG (sm). The cost of the trip includes:
1. Six days of research at noteworthy facilities within Washington, D.C.
2. Online training and preparation for the trip.
3. Orientation and a dessert get together.
4. Research consultations.
5. Friday evening group meal.
6. Six nights at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn which also includes daily continental breakfast, free Internet in rooms, and parking.
7. Fees and taxes included.
Besides the guides that are mentioned earlier, they will be joined by Shirley Langdon Wilcox, CG (sm), FNGS and Patricia O’Brien Shawker, CG (sm). All are seasoned experts in conducting research in Washington, D.C.
This really sounds like fun and if I wasn’t already registered for the NGS Family History Conference, I would really look into this trip.
Hurry and register for the 2013 NGS Family History Conference to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 08-11, 2013. You have ten more days left to register with the early bird registration fee.
The early bird registration is $195 but will only be good until March 19, 2013. After March 20th, it goes up to $230. This registration includes all four days of the conference and the Syllabus on a flash drive. You can order the print version of the Syllabus for $25 more. To register or to find out more about the 2013 NGS Family History Conference, click here.
I’m registered, are you? Comment and let me know if your going or not. Maybe we can meet up?
Is anyone else attending the NGS Annual Conference that is scheduled to be held on May 8 – 11, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV? Well I am and I am extremely excited about this trip!
This morning, I received some great, wonderfully, AWESOME news! I was selected as an official blogger for this year’s NGS Annual Conference. This is my first time as an official blogger for a conference. I was so excited to receive the news that I immediately text my husband and daughter! (Well I really wanted to jump up and down and scream but I think the higher-ups would have frowned upon that type of behavior in my office! ) This means that I will be bringing to you, my readers, updates and any interesting news involving the conference as I get a hold of them. I will also be tweeting, blogging, and posting on my facebook, my google+ page, and on my LinkedIn account; all of the fun stuff and interesting tidbits that I will find out during the conference.
After the rough last two months including the death in our family, my husband really needed a vacation away from home. We discussed attending NGS’ Annual Conference and decided to add on a few extra days before the conference so that we can have some alone time together. I know that my husband really needs this time away and that he is really looking forward to his golf time while I am in my classes at the conference.
So stay tuned and see what new things come next for the 2013 NGS Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada!
Hi everyone! I just wanted to post a quick news bits item. About.com has their Genealogy Readers’ Choice Awards 2013 available for you to vote on. I just finished my voting for today and am excited to see what the final results are!
Voting is open now until midnight (EST) on March 19, 2012 according to their website. We can vote once per day in each category and there are 11 categories. It’s not the easiest to navigate so let me give you this tip, when after you vote and you get to the results page, scroll or look down a few lines and you will see a link to “All Genealogy Awards”. Click on it and it will take you back to the main page with the list of all of the categories.
I voted in all categories but two and that was due to the fact that I didn’t use the services listed so I couldn’t consciously vote in those catagories. Did you vote??? What did you think of it? Let me know. I love reading comments!
I hope you all have the most wonderful Thanksgiving this year! I wanted to give you all an update on my genealogical pursuits.
LUNA Family – While I was interviewing one of my second cousins, I was handed a picture of my great-grandmother. I was amazed. I have never seen a picture of her before and I loved it when I see pictures of my ancestors especially the ones that I had never met before! What still needs to be done? Well I need to write to the Catholic Priests in Mexico to see if they have any Birth, Marriage and/or Death records for my Luna family. I am hoping to get this done by the end of December.
Special Project(s) – I have some new and exciting things that are in the works in December. I don’t want to say anything about it yet but I should be able to let you in on this special project around the end of December, beginning of January 2013. I’m crossing my fingers that it works out! J
Vacation – Lastly, I will be on vacation from November 24th to December 1st. I have a one or two posts that will be put up, but other than that, I won’t be checking or returning my emails.
Lastly, I would like to count my blessings:
My husband, daughter and dog Roxy.
My siblings, parents and my extended family.
My job and that the good Lord allows me to wake up each and every morning.
And you…my readers. I am thankful that you take the time to read my blog. Thank you very much.
Well with me just posting my Research Guide for Zacatecas, Mexico; how can I not post the map that shows the municipal divisions within Zacatecas, Mexico. This map along with my research guide would be helpful to any genealogist who is doing research in Zacatecas, Mexico.
As part of an assigment I had from ProGen15, I had to create a Genealogy Research Guide. In working on this assignment, I decided to create one for the State of Zacatecas, Mexico which is where my paternal grandparents are from. I recieved a lot of constructive feedback on this assignment and have incorporated as much as I possible could. So without further ado, here is my Genealogy Research Guide for Zacatecas, Mexico. Make sure you have Adobe Acrobat reader to view it.