The following announcement was written by the folks at the (U.S.) National Genealogical Society:
ARLINGTON, VA, 24 FEBRUARY 2016—The National Genealogical Society (NGS) announces the launch of the Official Blogger and Social Media Press registration for the 2016 Family History Conference, which will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 4–7 May 2016. NGS invites interested press, social media writers, bloggers, radio show hosts, and other media to register for official media credentials at http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/social-media-press.
Registration is open through 14 March 2016. NGS will notify registrants their acceptance by 21 March 2016. For more information on the NGS Social Media Policy, see http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/press/social-media-policy.
NGS recognizes the importance of media who regularly draw attention to records, research methods, tools, software, events, and other areas of genealogy. Individuals and organizations with official media designations play an essential role in the success of the NGS Family History Conference by spreading newfound knowledge, sharing in conference fun, and increasing conference attendance and participation.
Official media will be:
- permitted to use the official press and blogger logos
- granted use of the press table at the conference
- linked to the NGS Family History Conference blog
NGS will award five registration credits valued at $50 each towards attendance for the 2017 Family History Conference to official media who provide the best coverage at this year’s conference.
Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogical education, exemplary standards of research, and the preservation of genealogical records. The Arlington, Virginia-based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian seeking excellence in publications, educational offerings, and guidance in research. It also offers many opportunities to interact with other genealogists.