I was fortunate enough to attend the New England Regional Genealogical Consortium’s conference this past week in Manchester, New Hampshire. This four-day conference turned out to be a great event with more than 1,000 attendees. That’s not bad for a regional conference!
The New England Regional Genealogical Consortium’s conference (affectionately known as NERGC and usually pronounced as “Nerk,”) is one of my favorite conferences. It is a regional conference, primarily aimed at tracing family trees in the six New England states (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut). Admittedly, I have mostly northern New England and eastern Canada ancestry so many of the presentations are of interest to me. However, the NERGC conference always includes a lot of additional presentations about genealogy research in eastern Canada, New York, and perhaps a few other locations. The conference also includes presentations about current and even a bit of future technology, including DNA, the Internet and the cloud, the latest software, and more. Then there is the exhibits hall with numerous vendors displaying their latest products.