The 2007 National Genealogical Society Conference in the States and Family History Fair will be held this week at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia. The conference opens on Wednesday, May 16 and will continue through Saturday, May 19. This is one of the major genealogy conferences of the year. If you can be there, I suspect you will enjoy it. If you cannot attend, you can read about some of the events in this newsletter.
The conference will feature over 150 educational sessions, including:
Day-long tracks on DNA, the Library of Congress, National Archives records, Virginia records and repositories
A special, "Beginning Your Family History" track on Saturday
Workshops on Handwriting, Finding and dating postcards for your family history, Court records, Advanced Chancery Record Research, Land Platting, and Mapping Workshop for Genealogists
Computer workshops on DeedMapper, GenSmarts, Legacy, Master Genealogist, Photo Image Digital Manipulation Using Software, Excel for the Genealogist, Microsoft Word for the Genealogist, Optimizing Your Computer at No Cost, Backup Strategies and Tools.
Lectures on English, Irish, Scots-Irish, German, African-American, and Indian Research; Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington, DC; military records, migration paths, railroads, indentured servants, searching the Internet; conference-long Methodology track, researching women.
In short, there will be something for everyone at this year's event.
This newsletter will have a booth in the exhibitors' hall at the conference. I hope to meet with as many newsletter subscribers as possible while there. We will also be showing some of the many services of Footnote.com, the sponsor of this newsletter. Please drop by booth #72 when you have a moment and say "hello."
For further information about the 2007 NGS Conference in the States, go to: http://www.eshow2000.com/ngs/2007.