Tuesday, April 26, 2011

National Genealogical Society Annual Conference 2011

NGS Family History Conference pre-registration deadline is today, April 26, 2011.
There are over 186 lecture sessions ranging in topic from technology skills; to military records; to ethnic research; to methodology and skillbuilding!
There will be nearly 90 different exhibitors in this year's exhibit hall, providing just about anything you want or need to help you with your genealogical research.
The conference will take place in Charleston, South Carolina
Pre-registration for the NGS 2011 Family History Conference ends today, 26 April 2011....but you can register on-site at the North Charleston Convention Center beginning 10 May 2011.
The Conference will be located at the North Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston, South Carolina.
At check-in, you will receive  a conference bag, program and syllabus on CD...but you can pre-order a printed syllabus before early bird deadline.

The Banquet Speaker will be Patrick McCawley, Archival Processing Supervisor at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History.  He will talk about The Destruction of Records in South Carolina during the Civil War.  His talk will provide an overview of recordkeeping in South Carolina on the eve of the war, a review of military operations during the war, and the effect those operations had on the survival of local and state records. In particular he will discuss the march of General Sherman’s army through the state, and the courthouses and records destroyed as a result.

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