The following is an announcement from the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS):
Lecture proposals are now being accepted for the FGS/NEHGS conference, "Boston: Birthplace of American Family History: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Federation of Genealogical Societies," which will take place at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, August 30 to September 2, 2006.
A wide variety of lectures will be presented at this conference. Genealogical society management is an important component and lectures on this topic are encouraged. Presentations pertinent to the many immigrant groups that arrived and settled through out the northeast from colonial years through the twentieth century and those offering insight into the specialty holdings of the many archives and repositories in the area are also encouraged. Presentations on methodology, sources, writing, publishing, use of computers, Internet resources, professional topics, and skill building are also requested. Proposals for workshops and sponsored presentations are being considered as well.
Deadline for submissions is January 7, 2005. Deadline for submission of syllabus materials is April 30, 2006.
For details on proposal specifics and submission requirements, visit the FGS website at http://www.fgs.org/2006conf/conf-lecture_call.htm.