Wednesday, August 20, 2008

NERGC 2009 Registration Brochure is Now Online

The 2009 New England Regional Genealogical Conference Registration Brochure is now available online! Download the 12-page PDF file here. Back issues of the E-zine are also available to view on the NERGC Web page.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Reserve a Spot at the NERGC 2009 Society Fair

Attention Genealogical, Historical, and Family Societies: Don’t miss a great opportunity to tell your story. Take part in the 2009 Society Fair on Thursday April 23, 2009 from 5 to 7 PM. You will be able to meet and interact with many like-minded participants who have registered for the 2009 NERGC Conference. A table, chairs and signage will be provided for each participating society, and the cost is FREE!! While merchandise sales are not permitted, participants may distribute and display literature and other information. What a great place to gain a few new members! Participation is already off to a good start, so take steps right now to reserve your table by contacting Ralph Wadleigh at

Discover Exhibit Hall Treasures

NERGC offers unopposed exhibitor times at the Grand Opening as well as on Friday and Saturday, so attendees are able to visit the Exhibit Hall at their leisure without having to miss any lectures. The Exhibit Hall will also be open to the public during the normal exhibiting hours. From booksellers to local genealogical societies, exhibitors will all be there anxious to talk to you and help in any way they can.

Many of the exhibitors will also be participating in a "Treasure Chest" promotion. All attendees will receive a coupon that they can deposit at the exhibitor's booth. They will then be eligible to receive a promotional gift from that exhibitor when the drawings are completed.

The Manchester conference will have a total of 73 booth spaces for exhibitors, but they’re going fast. If you, or your society, would like to have a booth, contact David Mishkin,, or Tom Wilber,, for an information package..

See you in Manchester,
David and Tom

Librarians and Teachers Day

NERGC 2009 is pleased to offer a special program for librarians and teachers. The event will be held on Thursday, 23 April 2009, at the Radisson Hotel Manchester. Attendees will hear several excellent speakers who will help to enhance their knowledge of genealogical resources and applications. All librarians and teachers who work with family history patrons or genealogy-related research materials will benefit from this special event. The cost is $35.00 per person and includes lunch compliments of ProQuest.

Hotel Information for NERGC 2009

The Tenth New England Regional Genealogical Conference is being held at the Radisson Hotel Manchester and adjoining Expo Center of New Hampshire. Parking is available for both the convention center attendees and hotel guests at a discounted rate. The facilities are located approximately six miles from the Manchester Airport and approximately 60 miles from Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts.

Hotel & Convention Center
The Radisson Hotel Manchester and Expo Center are located at 700 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire.
Telephone: 603-206-4109
Toll Free: 1-800-333-3333
Fax: 603-206-4206
Rate: $127+ single/double/triple/quad
Check-in: after 3:00 P.M.
Check-out: by 11:00 A.M.
Hotel website:
Group Code: NERGC

When making reservations online, be sure to enter the group code above to get the special NERGC rate. For making reservations via telephone, please call Radisson Reservations at the above telephone number and indicate to the representative that you are with the New England Regional Genealogical Conference.

Located in downtown Manchester, New Hampshire, close to entertainment and tax-free shopping the Radisson Hotel Manchester offers warm hospitality and an inviting atmosphere. They are a full-service hotel offering room service, business services, and complimentary airport transportation. New England Regional Genealogical Conference

Registration Information for NERGC 2009

The Registration Brochure for Discovering Family Treasures, NERGC 2009 is going to print at the end of this week, and online registration options will be announced very soon. Watch for additional registration information, including the full registration brochure, coming soon to the NERGC Web page,, and check the conference Blog at for developing information.

About the Program

Program Co-Chairs Barbara Mathews and Christine Sweet-Hart have an exciting program planned. Some 54 speakers, led by featured speakers James Hansen, FASG; Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG; and Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak will provide 80 lecture sessions devoted to a wide range of topics in tracks devoted to Finding Genealogical Treasure; Recording Your Family History for Future Generations; Migration, Immigration, and Naturalization; New England Research; French Canadian Research; and more, There will also be a First-Timers Session, special interest groups, and optional workshops.