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Attend Select NGS 2016 Conference Sessions from Home

I was happy to receive an email from the National Genealogical Society (NGS) announcing that registration was now open for the live streaming sessions that will run during the NGS 2016 Conference in May. NGS starting offering this option in 2014, and since I had not attended that conference, I was able to register for one track of the live stream. I watched two of the five sessions live, and the other three over the course of three months. When you register for one or both tracks, you can watch them live, or you can watch them on-demand for up to three months. I had a great experience with both the live and on-demand options. In fact, even though I attended the 2015 conference, I registered for a live streaming track because it contained a few sessions that overlapped with others I wanted to attend and some of them I knew would fill up quickly and this way, I wouldn’t have to fight for a seat in the in-person session. It worked out great since I had three months to watch them all on-demand! The pricing is reasonable, so I encourage you to think about “attending” the conference in this manner if you are unable to attend in person. The other bonus for attending the live streaming sessions is that you get a digital copy of the entire conference syllabus. See details below.

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German & Immigration Sessions at NGS 2015

The National Genealogical Society 2015 Family History Conference will be held in St. Charles, Missouri, from May 13-16, 2015.  There are so many sessions available, covering a wide array of topics.  Following is a list of sessions geared toward German and immigration, two of my favorite genealogy subjects!  I’ve also included sessions related to other ethnic groups.  I did not include any luncheons (even though a good deal of the fit into this category) simply because they are a paid event and many of them are sold out.

There are so many to choose from, which makes me happy since I will be in attendance.  Some of them conflict with other sessions I’d like to attend, so I am also registering for the Live Stream immigration track so I can enjoy them all (I’ve noted “LS” for those sessions that will be part of the Live Stream immigration track).  I was pretty impressed with the Live Stream sessions presented last year (I registered for one track; watched two of the sessions live, and then watched the other three at my leisure). 

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Writing-Related Sessions at NGS 2015

The National Genealogical Society 2015 Family History Conference will be held in St. Charles, Missouri, from May 13-16, 2015.  There are so many sessions available, covering a wide array of topics.  Following is a list of the writing-related sessions.  There aren’t as many as there have been in years past.  The entire schedule can be found on the NGS Conference website.

Wednesday, May 13

  • Principles of Good Writing and Good Storytelling (John Philip Colletta, 11 AM)

Thursday, May 14

  • Genealogical Research & Writing: Are You a Saint, Sinner, or Bumfuzzled Soul? (Elizabeth Shown Mills, 2:30 PM)

Saturday, May 16

  • Sharing Your Family History (Pamela Boyer Sayre, 9:30 AM)
  • Out of the Computer and Onto the Shelf: Self-Publishing with Lulu (Patricia Jordan Roberts, 11 AM)

All of these are on my list to attend.  Do you plan on attending any of these sessions?  What other conference sessions are you looking forward to attending?

Writing-Related Sessions at NGS 2014

The National Genealogical Society 2014 Family History Conference will be held in Richmond, Virginia, from May 7-10, 2014.  There are so many sessions available, covering a wide array of topics.  Following is a list of the writing-related sessions.  The entire schedule can be found on the NGS Conference website. 

Also, there will be some sessions that will be streamed live, for a fee (see my post Watch Up to 10 Sessions From the 2014 NGS Conference At Home – The 411 and My Thoughts).  Registration for the live streaming ends April 30, so hurry over and register.

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NGS 2014 Family History Conference – Schedule Now Available, Registration to Begin 12/1

The other day I received an email from the National Genealogical Society alerting me to the release of the schedule for their 2014 Family History Conference, which will take place 7-10 May 2014 in Richmond, Virginia.

You can check out the schedule and other conference tidbits, by downloading the conference brochure (PDF).  You can also view the schedule online.  I see a lot of great lectures available!

Registration for the conference opens on 1 December 2013.

Writing-Related Sessions at NGS 2013

NGSThe National Genealogical Society Family History Conference will be held in Las Vegas, May 8-11, 2013.  Over the course of four days, genealogy experts will come together and speak on a variety of topics from records to technology to methodology and everything in between.  And, as always, there are some sessions related to writing and sharing stories/research that I thought I’d highlight for my readers.

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