Friday, November 28, 2014

NGS..... May Conference in St. Louis & More

What's Happening at the National Genealogical Society - November 2014

Inside this issue: 
  • Gifts Suggestions for your Family Historian this Holiday Season 
  • The Federal Census-An Historical Overview-FREE COURSE 
  • Full Conference Program for the NGS 2015 Family History Conference Released: Conference Registration Opens 1 December 2014
  • Upcoming NGS Research Trips 
  • Genealogy Courses Offered by NGS 
  • Register Now For Pharos Course: My British Isles Origins - When and How Do I Cross the Pond? 
  • NGS Quarterly 
  • NGS Magazine 
  • Upfront with NGS 
  • Upcoming NGS Family History Conferences

Gifts Suggestions for Your Family Historian This Holiday Season 

Do you have a family historian on your holiday shopping list? Here are five great gifts any genealogist would love to receive from the National Genealogical Society. 
  • Gift an Annual Membership with the National Genealogical Society 
  • Fold3 Annual Membership 
  • Genealogy and the Law: A Guide to Legal Sources for the Family Historian, an essential guide to the intersection between the law and genealogical research: 
- Paperback Edition: 
- Kindle Edition: Coming soon; in time for Christmas! 
  • Mastering Genealogical Proof, an essential guide to genealogical research: 
- Kindle Edition:

The Federal Census-An Historical Overview 

The National Genealogical Society in partnership with FamilySearch has released a free course, The Federal Census: An Historical Overview. This is a series of five interactive online lessons developed by NGS to help people learn about finding their family in the Federal Population Schedules. For more information visit 

Full Conference Program for the NGS 2015 Family History Conference Released: Conference Registration Opens 1 December 2014 

The National Genealogical Society (NGS) is pleased to announce the 2015 Family History Conference program is now available in a sixteen-page registration brochure, which is downloadable at online version of the St. Charles NGS Family History Conference program is also available on the conference website at opens on 1 December 2014

The conference offers a number of workshops, tours, and social events that have limited seating. To secure tickets to these events, register on opening day,1 December 2014, or very soon thereafter at

The St. Charles, Missouri Convention Center is the site of the13-16 May 2015 conference. The Conference features nationally known speakers and subject matter experts for more than 150 lectures given on a broad array of topics. Topics include records that highlight research in Midwestern states; national and regional migration paths; land, military, immigration, and naturalization records; and ethnic and religious groups including African Americans, Czech, German, Irish, Jewish, Native American, Polish, and Scots-Irish. Also covered is methodology, analysis, and problem solving; the use of DNA testing and genetic genealogy; the use of technology including mobile devices for genealogy, and websites useful in genealogical research. 

The registration brochure provides details about conference logistics, describes the social events, tours, workshops, and includes the daily conference program with the name of each speaker, the lecture title, and a brief description of the presentation. For additional information about what you might experience at the 2015 NGS Family History Conference, visit

The sold out exhibit hall will be free and open to the public Wednesday through Saturday at the St. Charles Conference Center. Exhibitors include genealogy database companies, software offerings, online providers, booksellers, genealogical societies, research and educational institutions, genetic testing providers, and much more. 

For up-to-date information about conference hotels, including the availability, amenities, and rates, visit
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