[APG Public List] Follow Your Ancestral Trail at the 2010 NGS Family History Conference

Gayathri Kher gkher at ngsgenealogy.org
Mon Feb 1 07:18:40 MST 2010


Press Release

 

Contact: Gayathri Kher

E-mail: gkher at ngsgenealogy.org 

Phone: (800) 473-0060 EXT 221       9:00 AM EST, 1 FEBRUARY, 2010

 

SUBJECT:  Follow Your Ancestral Trail at the 2010 NGS Family History
Conference

 

The National Genealogical Society's 32nd Family History Conference,
"Follow Your Ancestral Trail," will be held at the Salt Palace
Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, from 28 April to 1 May 2010.
The convention center is just a few steps from the Family History
Library, the largest genealogy library in the world. 

 

The major focus of this year's conference will be increasing research
skills in foreign countries and following the trail to and across the
United States. There's something for everyone from the newly curious to
the experienced genealogist. The International track features hands-on
workshops that will explore the availability of records and offer
research tips unique to each of the following cultures:
Norwegian/Danish, Italian, Swedish, Hispanic, and Eastern European. The
workshops will be part lecture and part research-planning and
problem-solving. Each workshop will have a corresponding lab at the
Family History Library for workshop participants only. The lab will
include an orientation to the records and guidance on how to continue
with the research. Participants are encouraged to bring their personal
projects to work on. No additional fees apply beyond the conference
registration, but space is limited, so register early,

 

In addition to the workshops, there will be lectures that focus on a
wide range of international research topics. Learn to research Italian
marriage and other vital records, to solve research problems using
resources in French repositories, and to use online resources for
locating German immigrant origins.  Learn about the unique materials
held at Polish archives and how to use probate records in England and
Wales.

 

Where did your ancestors go when they reached American soil? Did they
settle on the east coast or did they migrate across the country? On
Wednesday the Migration track will offer lectures to help you understand
the overland and water routes that were used to travel to the frontier.
Among other migration topics offered throughout the conference, learn
about the role of railroads in settling the west and where to find
diaries that chronicled the journeys of pioneers. 

 

Wherever your ancestors immigrated from, there's something for you at
this year's conference. Registration details and the conference program
can be found online at
http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/attendee_registration
<http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/attendee_registration> . 


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Regards,

-gayathri

 

Gayathri Kher

IT Systems and Conference Manager 

 

3108 Columbia Pike, Suite 300 

Arlington, VA 22204

gkher at ngsgenealogy.org <mailto:gkher at ngsgenealogy.org> 

Tel: (703) 525-0050

Fax: (703) 525-0052

 

Mark Your Calendars - NGS Family History Conference, 28 April-1 May
2010, Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

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