05 January 2010

GENTECH at the 2010 NGS Family History Conference


The National Genealogical Society’s 32nd Family History Conference, “Follow Your Ancestral Trail,” will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, from 28 April - 1 May 2010. GENTECH is back in a BIG WAY at the conference! For those of you who are familiar with GENTECH and its many successful conferences in the past, you are aware that GENTECH was merged with the National Genealogical Society (NGS) in 2005. Since that time, NGS has included a separate track of lectures and presentations in its regular program.

This year, the GENTECH track of presentations will include cloud computing, digital technologies, blogs, personal data storage/preservation, wiki’s, social networking, maximizing your Internet searches, Web 2.0, photo editing software, Google Earth, real-time genealogical research, DNA, voice recognition software, and demonstrations from known genealogical software vendors for Ancesty.com, Legacy, The Master Genealogist, Roots Magic 4, and Family Tree Maker. These will be outstanding presentations by a number of the nation’s experts on how to apply technology to your genealogical research efforts.

NEW this year, NGS will expand the “genealogy and technology” experience with the sponsorship of FamilySearch sponsoring GENTECH Hall—an expansion of the main exhibit hall of nearly 100 exhibit booths all focused on “genealogy and technology.”

This expanded exhibit hall will feature genealogical software, digital cameras, scanners, cemetery mapping software, GPS and Geo Mapping, social collaboration, and many of the desktop and web applications available to genealogists. Expert help will be available to assist you with those difficult technical questions or with the things you always wanted to learn to do technically to assist you in your research.

If that wasn’t enough, a demonstration area of twenty-minute presentations will run throughout the conference in the Exhibit area. There will be theater seating for 150 with sixty computer terminals adjacent to the exhibit area to immediately couple a hands-on experience with your new knowledge. We firmly believe that you can get all of your “genealogy and technology” questions answered here.

All of this technology in one place will surely make your decision to attend this year’s NGS Conference a great one! Registration details and the conference program can be found online at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/attendee_registration.