Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Directions: Turn right as you leave the hotel, and at the third traffic light turn left onto Valley Street. Walk up the hill to the corner of Valley and Pine Streets.
Dress in comfortable clothes that you do't mind getting a wee bit dirty.
4:45 p.m. - S-329. Marian Pierre-Louis - "Looking After the Poor: Finding Your Ancestors in New England Poverty Records," replacing Eric Smith's topic.
4:35 p.m., F-228. Colleen Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., will be presenting "Unraveling a Hoax: Using Genealogical Research Skills to Find the Truth About the Wolf Girl," in pace of Sharon Sergeant.
4:45 p.m., F-231. Charles Martin will substitute for his wife Leona Martin presenting "Discovering My Black Loyalist and Multicultural Canadian Ancestry.
If you are volunteering Friday or Saturday, please pick up your Volunteer Packets.
Additional volunteers may still be needed. If you can spare an hour or two during the conference and would like to get involved with NERGC, please ask at the Registration Desk.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
SATURDAY SOCIAL HOUR AND CASH BAR, 6:00 – 7:00
If you're not already signed up, please note: there is still room at the Banquet on Saturday evening, featuring Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak’s “Mini Film Festival” and sponsored by the New England Chapter, Association of Professional Genealogists. However, you must register by April 17. Megan will share clips from a variety of documentaries and TV shows she has been part of and her behind-the-scenes experiences.
SUNDAY MORNING CLOSING SESSION
Sunday morning’s closing session will feature a Continental self-serve breakfast from 8-10 in Salon A. A Conference Badge is required for access. Come celebrate new-found friendships and knowledge with other conference attendees and speakers as our thank you for attending NERGC 2009.
If you haven't registered yet, the Conference Registration Brochure is available in PDF format on the NERGC Web page, www.NERGC.org. Print out or bookmark the brochure and plan your conference experience. Then, take advantage of our Online Registration Service. You’ll be guided through five screens to register for the Conference. (Please use a separate registration for each person attending the conference. If you have a companion who wishes to join you for meals only, you will be able to order additional meals within your registration if done so by April 17.)
Or, if you already registered online want to add meals, you can do so by accessing your registration through your email address login or your confirmation number. You can then add the items desired and proceed through checkout as you did originally. Only the additional charges will be added to your invoice.
We will have certificates for continuing education units (CEUs) available for any attendees who need them. Everyone registered for LTD will receive an additional confirmation email by Tuesday, April 21. We look forward to seeing many of you on Thursday morning!
Monday, April 13, 2009
Send to: NERGC 2009/Pauline Cusson
P.O. Box 6478
Manchester, NH 03108-6478
All material must be received in Manchester by April 20th.
Consider other things, too. Are you an excellent researcher on Irish, Jewish, colonial English, African, or just plain tough problems? Are you making frequent treks to distant archives and wouldn't mind doubling up your research to split costs? Make a statement of your research skills or a research location you are willing to scour - everything from look-ups to detailed analyses of old tax lists. Auction off a block of time, access to a source, or a lecture for a local group.
Are you a member of a deserving genealogical organization that could use some extra money? Individuals can put in items "For the Benefit Of" such a group. Some NEAPG chapter members are auctioning books and services - half the proceeds will go to NEAPG, the other half to NERGC. You can do the same for your own organization(s).
Procedures were outlined in the previous post.
The auction will begin Friday morning when the Expo Center opens. Friday afternoon the auction will close and winning bidders may pick up and pay for their items. Saturday morning a new auction will begin. If your item(s) received no bids Friday, they will be automatically entered in Saturday’s auction. Check the daily Newsletter at the conference for details and times.
You can bid online or in person at the Expo Center during the auction. Items will be displayed on tables in the 50/50 Silent Auction area next to the Ancestors Road Show.
All online bidders need to be registered prior to bidding. Those attendees wishing to bid may use their registration number as their bidding ID. For those who cannot attend, you will need to email the 50/50 Silent Auction coordinator, Drew Bartley, at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is also the email you will use to place all bids online. To receive an online bidder’s ID, please email your name, organization (if appropriate), mailing address, email, and a phone number where you can be reached.
All items or services received in advance of Friday’s auction will appear in Lot #1. Links to downloadable pdf files will be provided online for as many items as possible. These links become live at the date and time to be announced. Each file will contain a description of the item, its number, and a minimum bid for that item.
Bids that are sent via email to email@example.com should have the following:
Name of item
Your ID number
For those bidders not present, this will be the procedure. If you bid a range, the lowest bid in a rounded dollar amount will be bid on your behalf. If there is a competing bid, your bid will be increased to $1 over the previous bidder up to your designated maximum. If you are the winner, we will ship your item(s) to you with the bill for the item(s) and the cost of shipping and handling.
Place all online bids to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring Your Items to the Auction!
Anyone wishing place material or services in Friday and/or Saturday’s auctions should contact Drew Bartley at email@example.com and arrange to have the items or certificates (for things like hours of research time) at the Expo Center by Friday and/or Saturday morning. Items, groups of items, or services should have a retail value of at least $10. Minimum bids suggested by the original owner should be no lower than $5. The original owner will receive half of the winning bid and NERGC the other half. Payments by attendees should be made at the end of the auction when picking up your new items or certificates for services such as research hours. Payments by remote bidders should be made by check payable to NERGC, Inc., and sent to our Treasurer at the address provided on your bidding ID.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
The Conference Registration Brochure is available in PDF format on the NERGC Web page, www.NERGC.org. Print out or bookmark the brochure and plan your conference experience. Then, either
Fill out the Registration Form on page 12 of the brochure and mail it with your check to: Mary Choppa, NERGC Registration, 131 Concord St., Nashua, NH 03064.
Take advantage of our Online Registration Service. You’ll be guided through five screens to register for the Conference. (Please use a separate registration for each person attending the conference. If you have a companion who wishes to join you for meals only, you will be able to order additional meals within your registration.)
If you prefer, you can still obtain and use a traditional printed Conference Registration Brochure. Brochures have been distributed to Participating Societies and to many local libraries, museums, and senior centers.
If you haven't signed up yet, there will also be a place for walk-ins to register. Keep in mind though that you should pre-register if you want to attend a meal or workshop.
Thursday, April 23, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, April 24, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 25, 7:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
If you are registered to attend one of the Accent Your Research ACGS workshops on Wednesday, check in for the workshop just prior to the scheduled start time.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Send to: NERGC 2009/Pauline Cusson
P.O. Box 6478
Manchester, NH 03108-6478
All material must be received in Manchester by April 20th and not before April 1, 2009.
Items or services should have a genealogical connection - for instance, a block of hours of genealogical research or analysis; genealogical books or cds (check your duplicates!); memberships in your genealogical organization; registrations to your next conference; pins from past conferences, etc.
The minimum retail value of each offering or combination of items must be $10. A full description of rules will appear in an upcoming E-zine. Take this opportunity to support NERGC and clear some shelf space or flex some research muscle! Only NERGC registered attendees can put things in the silent auction, but bidding will be possible in person and online for everyone who applies (free) for a bidding number.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
RIGS has encouraged full participation for all members who can. However, due to work, lack of funds, or time other constraints, the bus permits members to experience the NERGC Conference with minimum driving expense and an opportunity to take part, if even for only one day. RIGS will also be having a booth in the Exhibit Hall, and those attending are encouraged to visit the exhibits and take part in any of the activities on that day.
Friday, February 13, 2009
There is a nominal charge for the day, and a reduced rate for the remainder of the conference if you register before February 28. Lunch is provided, courtesy of ProQuest. More information is available at http://www.nergc.org/2009/libteachday.htm.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Cost remains the same as in the past - $5 per query, or three queries for $10. (Maximum of 50 words in each query.) You do not have to attend the conference to submit queries, and there is no limit to the number of queries you may submit.
Please type or print each query on a separate 8.5” x 11" sheet of paper. Preferred format asks you to use standard abbreviations, and have your dates written as 27 July 1927 (counted as one word). Show birth; death; marriage - in that order - with location of event shown before date, and all known information stated before the question is asked. Editor reserves the right to edit for space and/or clarity, without changing thought. Remember to include your contact information; name, address; Email.
SAMPLE QUERY: JONES Mehitable b. Hartford CT abt 1790, m. Middletown CT 23 Mar 1823 to BUSHNELL, John, b. Hartford or Wethersfield, CT c. 1785. Need bdt., par of John. Janet Johnson; 50 Round Tree Road; Mashpee, MA 02649 or JJ@aol.com.
Mail entries with check to Query Column; 40 Round Hill Road; Wethersfield CT 06109-2519. Entries must be postmarked by 28 February 2009. Please enclose a check payable to NERGC QUERIES. For additional information on queries, Email: http://ssomail.charter.net/do/mail/message/mailto?to=Query-Column%40att.net or visit the NERGC web site at http://www.nergc.org/.
Janet Horton Wallace; Queries Chair
Consider your problem areas, write a brief synopsis of your research question or subject to be addressed including the what, where, who and when. Then check the list of genealogical specialists which include many conference speakers and see who might be able to help you.
Instructions for pre-conference sign-ups will be posted on the Ancestors Road Show page by mid March. Make plans to take part in this popular conference activity.
See the “Social Activities” section of your Conference Registration Form to reserve your spot!
The Conference Registration Brochure is available in PDF format on the NERGC Web page, http://www.nergc.org/. Print out or bookmark the brochure and plan your conference experience. Then, either
Fill out the Registration Form on page 12 of the brochure and mail it with your check to the address at the bottom of the form
Take advantage of our Online Registration service. You’ll be guided through five screens to register for the Conference.
If you prefer, you can still obtain and use a traditional printed Conference Registration Brochure. Brochures have been distributed to Participating Societies and to many local libraries, museums, senior centers.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
NERGC Manchester 2009 has met and exceeded its Radisson hotel reservations block and is asking for more rooms to accommodate the demand. More than 560 room nights have been sold. Only about 30 additional rooms are still available, so register soon at 603-625-1000. Be sure to mention our conference to get the conference rate. The Radisson is the only hotel physically attached to the Exhibit Hall and the conference meeting rooms. It is also the shortest walk to the cemetery where Donna Walcovy will be conducting her preservation workshop.