Every two years the NERGC conference rotates around New England, and this year it will be held in Manchester, New Hampshire from April 17– 21, at the Radisson Hotel and Expo Center on Elm Street. Right now guest rooms are sold out at the Radisson hotel, but if you are reading this, you probably don’t need a hotel room!
NERGC 2013 is the twelfth genealogical conference, “Woven in History – The Fabric of New England”. There will be lectures, workshops, a society fair, an exhibit hall, special interest groups and the popular “Ancestor’s Road Show” where experts will help you to find those elusive ancestors (think of the “Antiques Road Show” on PBS). Best of all you can meet and mingle with hundreds of other attendees at the conference who share your love of genealogy.
There is a librarian’s and teacher’s day on Wednesday, April 17th, with workshops developed especially for those groups looking to learn more about genealogy for students and library patrons. Wednesday, April 17th is also Tech Day for both the technically challenged or tech-savvy genealogists.
The Society Fair on Thursday night, April 18th, from 5 to 7pm will feature over 20 genealogical, historical, family and lineage societies. This is a great chance to mingle with members of these societies and ask questions, and maybe join a few of these organizations. Groups like the American Canadian Genealogical Society, the New Hampshire Mayflower Society, and the Manchester Historical Society will all be in attendance.
Don’t miss the NERGC early bird registration deadline, February 28th! The price will go from $110 to $135 per person. See the website www.nergc.org for information and registration.
Volunteering at NERGC can expand your experience. You don’t have to even be a registered attendee to volunteer. The Volunteer Chair Christine Bard is looking for people who can give one or two hours of their time, for simple things like introducing speakers or manning the registration booths. Please contact Christine Bard at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can volunteer.
Check out the NERGC blog at www.nergc.blogspot.com