29 May 2013
NGS Announces 2014 Family History Conference in Richmond, Virginia, 7–10 May 2014, Virginia: The First Frontier
NGS is pleased to announce the 2014 Family History Conference will be held 7–10 May 2014 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center and Marriott Hotel located in downtown
Conference highlights and contact information for conference hotels can be
found in the Announcement Brochure, which can be downloaded at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/galleries/new-gallery/2014_Announcement_Brochure.pdf. The conference theme, Richmond,
Virginia : The First
Frontier, will explore the records and history that draw so many back to their
roots in the Old Dominion. Lecture topics will also include migration into,
within, and out of the region down the Virginia Great Wagon Road, over the Appalachian
Mountains, and across the south to
and beyond. Texas
Genealogy conferences in
are always well attended, so plan to make your reservations early. The five conference hotels will accept
reservations beginning 1 June 2013 and the special conference rates apply three
days before and after the conference. The hotels offer a variety of
amenities and dining options, so choose the one that best fits your needs. The
convention and visitors bureau will be providing shuttle buses between the
convention center and the Crowne Plaza, Omni, and Holiday Inn Express hotels,
which are a few blocks away, while the conference is in session. For more
details please see the NGS conference website at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/accommodations. Consider arriving early to
experience one or more historical tours in and around Richmond, Virginia Richmond
provided by Richmond Discoveries’
on Monday afternoon 5 May 2014 and Tuesday morning and afternoon 6 May 2014.
Details can be found at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/tours. Tour reservations will be accepted
beginning 1 December 2013. Tours
The four-day conference will include more than 150 lectures by nationally known experts on topics including the history, records, repositories, and ethnic and religious groups in Virginia and the neighboring states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The program will also feature broader genealogical categories including military and other federal records, the law as it relates to genealogy, methodology, analysis, and problem solving. There will also be an emphasis on the use of technology (GenTech) in genealogical research including genetics, mobile devices, and apps.
An Exhibit Hall with more than 100 vendors will be free and open to the public from Wednesday through Saturday at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, directly across from the Marriott Hotel. Exhibitors will include genealogy database and software providers, booksellers, genealogy societies, providers of genetic testing, and much more.
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