04 March 2015

NGS Announces Research Trip to Washington D.C.


  
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Arlington, VA, 4 March 2015 — Registration is now open for the National Genealogical Society’s guided research trip to Washington D.C., which will take place 1–6 November 2015. Space is limited to 25 participants. Under the guidance of Patricia Walls Stamm, CGsm, CGLsm, Craig Roberts Scott, CG, FUGA, and Shirley Langdon Wilcox, CG, FNGS, FVGS, participants will use the genealogical resources at the National Archives and Records Administration, the Daughters of the American Revolution Library, and the Library of Congress to conduct their personal genealogical research. For more information, or to register for the trip, visit http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/conferences_events/research_tips/dc_research_trip.

The trip includes:
  • Guidance from leading experts
  • Online orientation 
  • Meet and greet on Sunday evening at the hotel
  • Five days of research at
o       The National Archives and Records Administration
o       The Daughters of the American Revolution Library
o       The Library of Congress
  • Personal research consultations with group leaders throughout the trip
  • Thursday evening dinner
  • Five nights at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, including daily continental breakfast, free internet in rooms, and parking
  • Fees, taxes, and gratuities

The package price does not include transportation to or around Washington D.C., and varies depending upon room occupancy and National Genealogical Society member status. Payment is required, in full, at the time of registration. Fees are as follows:


Member
Non-Member
Single Room
Before August 2
August 2 and later

$1,050
$1,350

$1,350
$1,650
Double/Shared Room
Before August 2
August 2 and later

$750
$1,050

$1,050
$1,350
Room shared with non-researching companion1
Before August 2
August 2 and later


$1,350
$1,650


$1,650
$1,950
1Non-researching companion receives the benefits of the double room and any events planned.


Please note that although all research facilities are handicapped accessible, participants should understand that walking is necessary to get around the facilities and the Washington D.C. area.

Scott is a professional genealogist. Since 1985, he has specialized in researching records in the National Archives and has authored several books and articles that relate to research in the National Archives. Craig serves as coordinator of military records at Samford University's Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR)  and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG). He lectures around the country on military records and problem solving and has lectured at National Genealogical Society and Federation of Genealogical Societies conferences since 1990. He serves on the Board of the Association of Professional Genealogists and is the president and CEO of Heritage Books, Inc.

Stamm serves as the Education Manager of the National Genealogical Society. She lectures on a wide variety of topics at many conferences sponsored by the National Genealogical Society and the Federation of Genealogical Societies. She is a graduate of the National Institute on Genealogical Research  and IGHR where she is a course coordinator.  Stamm also teaches at St. Louis Community College.   

Wilcox served as NGS president from 1996 to 2000, and was elected as a fellow in 2001. In 2011, she became the first recipient of the NGS Shirley Langdon Wilcox Award for Exemplary Volunteerism. She was the former president of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Fairfax Genealogical Society, the Prince George’s County Genealogical Society, and the Virginia Genealogical Society. A board-certified genealogist since 1973, she is a current member of the DAR and she serves on the board of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the District of Columbia.

Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogical education, exemplary standards of research, and the preservation of genealogical records.  The Arlington, Virginia based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian, seeking excellence in publications, educational offerings, and guidance in research. It also offers many opportunities to interact with other genealogists.






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