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<p class=DocumentTitle style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:#F2F2F2'><span
style='font-size:48.0pt;font-family:Courier'>Press Release<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:Courier'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:Courier'>Contact: Gayathri Kher</span><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Courier'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:Courier'>E-mail:
gkher@ngsgenealogy.org <o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:Courier'>Phone: (800) 473-0060 EXT
221&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  9:00 AM EST, 1 FEBRUARY, 2010<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:Courier'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:Courier'>SUBJECT:&nbsp; Follow Your
Ancestral Trail at the 2010 NGS Family History Conference<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:Courier'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=Body style='line-height:110%'><span style='font-family:Courier'>The National
Genealogical Society</span><span style='font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"'>&#8217;</span><span
style='font-family:Courier'>s 32nd Family History Conference, </span><span
style='font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"'>&#8220;</span><span
style='font-family:Courier'>Follow Your Ancestral Trail,</span><span
style='font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"'>&#8221;</span><span
style='font-family:Courier'> 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. <o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=Body style='line-height:110%'><span style='font-family:Courier'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=Body style='line-height:110%'><span style='font-family:Courier'>The
major focus of this year</span><span style='font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"'>&#8217;</span><span
style='font-family:Courier'>s conference will be increasing research skills in
foreign countries and following the trail to and across the United States.
There</span><span style='font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"'>&#8217;</span><span
style='font-family:Courier'>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,<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=Body style='line-height:110%'><span style='font-family:Courier'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=Body style='line-height:110%'><span style='font-family:Courier'>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.&nbsp; Learn about the unique materials held at Polish archives and how to
use probate records in England and Wales.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=Body style='line-height:110%'><span style='font-family:Courier'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=Body style='line-height:110%'><span style='font-family:Courier'>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. <o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='line-height:110%'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;
line-height:110%;font-family:Courier'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='line-height:110%'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;
line-height:110%;font-family:Courier'>Wherever your ancestors immigrated from,
there</span><span style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:110%'>&#8217;</span><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:110%;font-family:Courier'>s something for
you at this year</span><span style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:110%'>&#8217;</span><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:110%;font-family:Courier'>s conference.
Registration details and the conference program can be found online at <a
href="http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/attendee_registration"><span
style='color:blue'>http://www.ngsgeneal</span>ogy.org/cs/attendee_registration</a>.
<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<h1 style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:Courier'>-End-<o:p></o:p></span></h1>

<p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:5.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:
5.0pt;margin-left:0in'>Regards,<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:5.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:
5.0pt;margin-left:0in'>-gayathri<o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:5.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:
5.0pt;margin-left:0in'><b>Gayathri Kher</b><o:p></o:p></p>

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5.0pt;margin-left:0in'><i>IT Systems and Conference Manager <o:p></o:p></i></p>

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5.0pt;margin-left:0in'>3108 Columbia Pike, <ns0:address><ns0:Street>Suite</ns0:Street>
 300</ns0:address> <o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:5.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:
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<p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:5.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:
5.0pt;margin-left:0in'><a href="mailto:gkher@ngsgenealogy.org"><span
style='color:blue'>gkher@ngsgenealogy.org</span></a><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:5.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:
5.0pt;margin-left:0in'>Tel: (703) 525-0050<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:5.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:
5.0pt;margin-left:0in'>Fax: (703) 525-0052<o:p></o:p></p>

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5.0pt;margin-left:0in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:maroon'>Mark Your
Calendars -&nbsp;NGS Family History Conference, 28 April-1 May 2010, Salt Lake
City, Utah.</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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