We’re happy to announce that our 2021 Family History Conference is scheduled to happen 19-22 Might 2021 in Richmond, Virginia, on the Better Richmond Conference Middle. Details about the Convention’s program—Virginia: Deep Roots of a Nation—and the various genealogical assets in Richmond at the moment are out there on-line as a downloadable brochure.
Convention Committee Chair Janet A. Alpert, FNGS, stated, “We’re acutely conscious that we’ve to construct contingency plans for any eventuality. Although we hope COVID-19 won’t be an element subsequent spring, we’re already getting ready choices to insure the well being and security of registrants, sponsors, exhibitors, and employees. We’re assured that we are going to have a robust and enriching program for everybody thinking about household historical past analysis.”
The NGS 2021 Household Historical past Convention program will function quite a lot of lecture tracks. Session matters will embody African American, Native American, and different ethnic teams analysis; archival information in Virginia and neighboring states; immigration and migration; researching federal and native authorities information in addition to land, navy, spiritual, and tax information; utilizing DNA to hint your ancestors; and way more. In assist of NGS’s merger later this yr with the Federation of Genealogical Societies, a “Focus on Societies” day can be deliberate. The Board for Certification of Genealogists will once more sponsor a skillbuilding monitor.
The convention may even provide household historians and genealogists an array of different occasions, particular workshops, and a household historical past expo with a bunch of exhibitors. Registration opens on 6 January 2021. Make sure to join the NGS conference blog to obtain up-to-date convention information and obtain the 2021 announcement brochure to study extra in regards to the Richmond convention.
In 2022, the NGS Household Historical past Convention shall be on the West Coast with the California Genealogical Society (CGS) serving because the native host. Be a part of us in Sacramento, California, 25-28 Might 2022. Particulars shall be out there within the coming months on the NGS Household Historical past Convention web site and within the NGS Journal.