30 November 2012

Registration Opens for the National Genealogical Society's 2013 Family History Conference Las Vegas, Nevada, 8–11 May 2013 Building New Bridges

Arlington, VA, 30 November 2012: Registration begins on 1 December 2012 for the National Genealogical Society's thirty-fifth annual Family History Conference, Building New Bridges, which will be held 8–11 May 2013 at the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada.  NGS chose Las Vegas because it embodies the West, where different cultures, nations, and technologies connect. In addition to attending the NGS 2013 Family History Conference, participants will have an opportunity to tour Las Vegas and the surrounding area, including the Hoover Dam.

The conference will open with Marian Smith, the renowned chief of the historical research branch of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.  Marian will explore the role of national policy changes that affected your ancestors, their records, and your genealogical research.

A few of the wide-ranging NGS 2013 Family History Conference sessions include "The Civil War in the American West," "Finding American Women's Voices through the Centuries: Letters, Journals, Newspapers, and Court Records," "Solving Historical and Family Mysteries with DNA" "When Our Ancestors Met the Law," "Not Quite Right: Recognizing Errors," "Immigration into Western US/Canadian Ports," "Las Vegas in 1910," and "Social Media Tools for Genealogy."

Registration begins Saturday, 1 December 2012.  To register online, visit the NGS website at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/attendee_registration and complete the registration form.                                                                                
The online searchable program is available at http://members.ngsgenealogy.org/Conferences/Program2013.cfm and the PDF brochure is available at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/conference_info. The brochure includes an overview of the sessions, tours, pre-conference events, registration times, and rates, as well as general conference and Las Vegas Hotel & Casino details. 

Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogy education, high research standards, 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, research guidance, and opportunities to interact with other genealogists.

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