Speakers as well as organizations interested in sponsoring lectures or tracks are invited to submit lecture proposals between 1 January 2014 and 1 April 2014 for the NGS 2015 Family History Conference, Crossroads of America. The conference will be held 13–16 May 2015 in
, where Lewis and Clark officially
started their two-year expedition. As the country expanded, primitive trails
and waterways made settlements robust. Early pioneers left footprints creating
pathways that soon became roads and rails, which carried families to many
frontier destinations. The new areas offered those families many opportunities
along with many challenges. St. Charles, Missouri
Among the topics being considered are lectures on migration, transportation, immigration, and ethnic and religious groups. States of interest include, but are not limited to,
and Arkansas, plus some feeder states such as Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and
Regional topics include territorial records, land records, and military and
pension records including the American Revolution, War of 1812, Mexican War,
and Civil War as well as regional conflicts. Proposals are also solicited for
the broader genealogical categories including federal records, national and
state laws pertaining to the location and era, methodology, and analysis and
problem solving, plus the use of technology for genetics, mobile devices, and
apps in genealogical research. Pennsylvania
Interested individuals and organizations should follow published guidelines at the NGS website, http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/program/call-for-papers/.
Speakers may submit up to eight proposals electronically through the NGS website, http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/program/call-for-papers/call-for-papers/submit-your-proposal/ no later than 1 April 2014.
Organizations wishing to sponsor a lecture or track of lectures should review the details and sponsor requirements at http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/program/call-for-papers/call-for-papers/ngs-2015-family-history-conference-sponsored-call-for-papers/. The deadline to submit sponsored lectures is also 1 April 2014.
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