Long before Plymouth Rock, the Boston Tea Party, and the Declaration of Independence, the story of
America began on the beaches of . Beginning with the Spanish discovery in 1513, many significant events have shaped Florida Florida’s history—including the exploration by the French and Spanish, the colonization of ’s interior, the state’s involvement in military conflicts, and recent contributions to science, technology and entertainment. Follow the footprints of the American saga in the sands of Florida … Florida
Among the topics being considered by NGS are lectures on Florida history (especially early settlement), records, repositories, ethnic and religious groups, neighboring areas (the Caribbean, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina), and migration to, from, and within Florida. The Society will also consider regional topics of interest, including land and military records, especially those pertaining to the Revolutionary War, Indian wars, Civil War and World War I. NGS is also soliciting proposals for broader genealogical categories, including federal records, the law as it relates to genealogy, methodology, genetic genealogy, analysis and problem solving, and technology.
Speakers who wish to submit lecture proposals, and organizations interested in sponsoring tracks or individual lectures should follow the published guidelines at the NGS website: http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/program/call-for-papers/call-for-papers/. Speakers may submit up to eight proposals electronically via http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/program/call-for-papers/submit-your-proposal/. Organizations wishing to sponsor a lecture or track of lectures may submit proposals via http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/program/call-for-papers/ngs-2016-family-history-conference-sponsored-call-for-papers/.
All submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. EDT on 1 April 2015.
Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogy education, high research standards, and the preservation of genealogical records. The
, 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. Arlington, Virginia
copyright © National Genealogical Society, 3108 Columbia Pike, Suite 300, Arlington, Virginia 22204-4370. http://www.ngsgenealogy.org.
NGS does not imply endorsement of any outside advertiser or other vendors appearing in this blog. Any opinions expressed by guest authors are their own and do not necessarily reflect the view of NGS.
Republication of UpFront articles is permitted and encouraged for non-commercial purposes without express permission from NGS. Please drop us a note telling us where and when you are using the article. Express written permission is required if you wish to republish UpFront articles for commercial purposes. You may send a request for express written permission to [email protected]. All republished articles may not be edited or reworded and must contain the copyright statement found at the bottom of each UpFront article.
Think your friends, colleagues, or fellow genealogy researchers would find this blog post interesting? If so, please let them know that anyone can read past UpFront with NGS posts or subscribe!
Suggestions for topics for future UpFront with NGS posts are always welcome. Please send any suggested topics to [email protected]
Unless indicated otherwise or clearly an NGS Public Relations piece, Upfront with NGS posts are written by Diane L Richard, editor, Upfront with NGS.
Want to learn more about interacting with the blog, please read Hyperlinks, Subscribing and Comments -- How to Interact with Upfront with NGS Blog posts!