The U.S. National Genealogical Society has issued a call for papers for the 2009 Conference-in-the-States to be held 13–16 May 2009 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Among the topics being considered are lectures on the history, records, repositories and ethnic and religious groups of North Carolina and neighboring states with special emphasis on migrations into, within and out of the region and the origins of the early settlers. Other regional topics of interest include land and military records (especially the French and Indian Revolutionary and Civil wars).
Proposals are also solicited for the broader genealogical categories including federal records, the law as it relates to genealogy, methodology, problem solving, the use of technology including genetics and other 20th-century research topics and hands-on and computer workshops.
Details may be found at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/callforpapers.cfm.