The following announcement was written by the National Genealogical Society:
26 November 2007
May 14-17, 2008 will mark the 30th Annual Conference in the States and Family History Fair of the National Genealogical Society. The 2008 conference will be held in conjunction with local hosts – Missouri State Genealogical Association, Mid-Continent Public Library, Northland Genealogy Society, APG Heartland Chapter, and Johnson County, Kansas, Genealogical Society.
The 2008 conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center hotel downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The conference will feature 4 days of educational sessions for the beginner to the more experienced family history researcher. In addition the Family History Fair will feature over 150 exhibitors of genealogical goods and services, including genealogical software companies, book sellers, genealogical and historical societies, gifts, maps, and more. The exhibit hall is attached to the main conference center and is open to conference attendees and the general public at no charge. There is a major shopping complex attached to the hotel by a glass enclosed walkway. Hallmark Cards headquarters is also attached to the complex.
Midwest research, homesteading records, military records, National Archives records, writing lectures, Research in the States, methodology, computer topics, a BCG Skillbuilding track, adoption research, African American research, land records, German research are among the many topics covered in the over 150 sessions. A DNA track and several computer labs as well as other workshops are among the many special presentations.
Numerous social events will be held throughout the conference including a Show Me Missouri Wines reception; Reception at Mid-Continent Public Library; Reception at the National World War I Museum; ISFHWE dinner and NGS Banquet. There will also be several luncheons by participating genealogical organizations each day of the conference. (Charges for social events vary; see the brochure for details.)
The full program will be available online from 1 December 2007 at www.ngsgenealogy.org.
Online registration will open 1 December 2007. To request a conference brochure go to: http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/reqregbrochures.cfm.
Register by 31 March 2008 for reduced early-bird fees.
The National Genealogical Society was founded in 1903, and is the premier national society for everyone from the beginner to the most advanced family historian. The NGS serves its members by providing genealogical skill development through education, information, publications, research assistance, and networking opportunities.
Further information on the NGS Conference in the States & Family History Fair can be found at the NGS website at: www.ngsgenealogy.org