Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Earlybird Deadline Approaches!

National Genealogical Society Conference: 
May 9-12, 2012 in Cincinnati

Are you still considering whether to attend?
There will be ten lectures per hour  –  that’s 180 sessions, presented by 100 high-quality speakers! Where else could you find such an accessible abundance of presentations, workshops and networking to enhance your genealogical skills?

The twenty tracks include German Research, Ethnic Research (Irish, English, Native American), African  American Research, Researching in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, Ohio’s Neighbors, GenTech, Repositories and Records, Migration, Military Records, Photos, Writing, DNA, Methodology and Research, and more. Each track has several lectures, and you’ll find it’s hard to choose just one per hour.

The searchable conference program at www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/conference_info can be searched by track, speaker, date and program level to make sure you don’t miss a particular speaker or topic of interest. The registration booklet with a schedule of all events is available to download at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/galleries/new-gallery/2012_Conference_Registration_Brochure.pdf, or you can call  the NGS  office at 1-800-473-0060, extension 112, to request one.

Have you registered for the Conference yet?The deadline for the early-bird price and ordering a print syllabus is March 20. After that date the NGS member cost will increase from $175 to $210 for all four days, the non-NGS member cost will increase from $210 to $245, and only the flash drive syllabus will be available.  Reservations for meals must be made by April 24.

Choose the sessions you plan to attend at www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/conference_info.  This is just for space planning and you can change your mind if you like.  You can add other activities like luncheons, workshops, etc. from the same web page.

Are you coming from out of town?
For those of us who live here, coming to this conference is an easy decision. We don’t need a hotel room, and there’s lots of parking alternatives. Members who live out of town will have to make other arrangements, since the Conference hotels have been full for some time.  See the NGS Conference Accommodations list for other nearby hotels and Roommate Connections for help in finding a roommate.

The Convention Center is located about twenty minutes from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Is this your first national conference?
If this will be your first time attending a national genealogy conference, read Tips for First Time Conference Attendees. For more information, see the Conference FAQs at www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/faqs and check the conference blog: http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org for updates.

We look forward to seeing you all at the conference! Below is a brief video presentation about the conference and the many exciting programs and events.

Excerpts reprinted with permission from The Tracer. For the complete article written by Jean Woll please see the March 2012 Tracer.


  1. Thanks for the reminder. I've not yet submitted the sessions I want to attend. I'll do it now.

  2. Just in case anyone else has this problem, in order to submit the sessions you are interested in attending, you must first dig up your confirmation email to get a link to the site for submitting the sessions you want to attend. They are trying to figure out the best way to allocate room size based on interest. Once I found the form, it was very easy to do.


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