FGS/NEHGS 2006 Genealogy Conference in Boston: Early Discount Deadline July 1st!
Are your calendars marked for this coming August 30 to September 2, 2006 for a visit to historic Boston? An awesome genealogical event of a lifetime will be taking place in The Birthplace of American Genealogy. The Federation of Genealogical Societies and the New England Historic Genealogical Society are hosting a spectacular genealogical conference. It is just over two months away and the registration and excitement levels are tremendous. You don’t need to have a connection to either FGS or NEHGS to register for this conference. Everyone is welcome.
Something for all of you
Whether you have ancestry in Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, New York, California, Connecticut, Missouri, or just about any other locality, there is something for you to learn at this conference. In just one building you will be able to listen to speakers from a multitude of countries and states.
Almost 350 sessions of interest to family historians, writers, editors, professional genealogists, lecturers, librarians, archivists, historians, columnists, booksellers, and others are being offered. For one conference fee you can attend sessions for four days straight. Many of the sessions deal with online research and on top of that, a significant number deal with evaluating data found online, finding more details in a wide variety of records, learning more about specific records, and more about the libraries, courthouses, and archives where millions of records are housed in the U.S., Canada, England, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Scotland, and beyond.
A special cost savings
If you register by July 1st (postmark date or securely online at www.FGS.org) you save $30.00 ($155.00 fee vs. $185.00 after that date and at the door). That fee pays for four full days of genealogical and historical education. Single day registration is also available.
A huge Exhibit Hall will be filled with booth after booth of vendors and exhibitors of genealogical software, books (new, old, rare), charts, maps, CDs, DVDs, gadgets, and more. The exhibitors will be from the U.S., Canada, England, Ireland, and Scotland. Representatives of historical societies, genealogical societies, libraries, archives, and other places will have booths in the exhibit hall.
Special Meal Events
Luncheons and dinners are another important part of these conferences and for a reasonable extra fee, anyone can attend these. (It’s a good way to be sure you have a plan and a seat for lunch!) The website supplies more about each conference day’s meal events. These do require an extra fee per meal and seasoned conference goers know they need to register for several of these meals to enhance the conference experience.
It is easy to join in on this event by checking out the program, meals, and other events on the FGS website at www.FGS.org. Secure online registration makes it fast and easy for you. The site includes lists of speakers and lecture titles, including on which day each is presented. It also includes details on the conference hotel, travel agent, and other helpful information. This is also the spot to view the long list of vendors and organizations already signed up for the Exhibit Hall.
For additional conference details, go to the conference blog at www.FGSConference.blogspot.com to see the frequent updates provided by the conference committee, area record custodians, speakers, seasoned conference goers, lovers of Boston and New England, and other contributors. The blog has covered the hotel, travel agent, local transportation, convention center, tourism links, extended info on lecturers and their topics, and meal events. This is the place to check for additional info, last minute details, and so much more.
The Conference Committee looks forward to welcoming you to this event. Why not join the fantastic numbers of genealogists, historians, archivists, librarians, editors, volunteers, and others from a variety of states and countries who have already registered? Don’t forget: save $30.00 if you register by or on July 1st.
If you have any questions, please contact:
FGS/NEHGS Conference National Publicity Chair
or the FGS Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
A link to the conference logo if you wish to include it on your website or in print: http://www.fgs.org/2006conf/images/FGS_logo_final.jpg