[APG Public List] NGS 2010 Family history conference – Early Bird Deadline, Opening session and more

Gayathri Kher gkher at ngsgenealogy.org
Thu Mar 4 06:49:54 MST 2010

*NGS 2010 Family history conference – Early Bird Deadline, Opening session
and more*

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.

Register for the conference today! The early-bird registration discount ends
on Monday, 8 March 2010. In addition to enjoying a $35 discount, only early
birds have the opportunity to order a printed syllabus. (Everyone will
receive a syllabus on CD.) NGS members get even deeper discounts, so this is
a great time to join.

The opening session at this year’s conference will be held on Wednesday
morning, 28 April 2010, at 8:00 am. The keynote address is the premier of a
video tour that provides a behind-the-scenes look at the world-famous
Granite Mountain Records Vault. FamilySearch stores microfilmed and digital
genealogical information at this archival facility located in the mountains
outside Salt Lake City. This secure facility was designed to protect the
collection of genealogical records from decay, natural disasters, and
manmade calamities. The vault includes 65,000 square feet of space carved
700 feet into the side of a solid granite mountain. The climate in the
facility is carefully controlled to maintain optimal storage conditions for
the records, which represent 100 countries and 170 different languages. The
Granite Mountain Records Vault currently stores approximately 3.5 billion
images on 2.4 million rolls of microfilm, plus nearly a petabyte of digital
data. And there is still room for growth as FamilySearch continues to
preserve and share the records of the world. The vault is not open to the
public, so conference attendees will be treated to something they cannot see
in person.

Following the video, Jay L. Verkler, president and CEO of FamilySearch and
managing director of the Family History Department of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-Day Saints, will continue the tour with an exploration of
trends and resources that will enable these and other records to be viewed

All full-conference registrants will be entered in a drawing to win a
seven-night stay at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square, courtesy of
the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel, which is located right next door to the Family
History Library. Be sure to attend the opening session to find out if you
are the winner. The winner must be present at the opening session to claim
the prize.

Registration details and the conference program can be found online at


Gayathri Kher
IT Systems and Conference Manager

3108 Columbia Pike, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22204
gkher at ngsgenealogy.org
Tel: (703) 525-0050 Ext. 221
Fax: (703) 852-7170

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