Arlington, VA, 7 MARCH 2017— Registration is now open to the press, social media writers, bloggers, radio show hosts, and other media to register for official media credentials for the National Genealogical Society (NGS) 2017 Family History Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina, 10-13 May 2017. The conference, one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious genealogy conferences, features more than 175 lectures. Topics include methodology, problem-solving, DNA and genealogical research, resources and research techniques for exploring your African American, Native American, female, German and Scots-Irish ancestors, and much, much more. As many as 2,000 genealogists and family historians will be on hand for the conference.
To register to receive your media credentials, go to http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/official-social-media-press-registration/. Registration is open through 21 March 2017. NGS will notify registrants their acceptance by 24 March 2017. For more information on the NGS Social Media Policy, see http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/press/social-media-policy.
Official media will be
§ permitted to use the official press and blogger logos
§ granted use of the press table at the conference
§ linked to the NGS Family History Conference blog
NGS recognizes the importance of media who regularly draw attention to records, research methods, tools, software, events, and other areas of genealogy. In recognition of the media’s contribution to the field of genealogy, NGS will award the person with the best coverage $100 and next best coverage $50 to use towards attendance at the 2018 Family History Conference.
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