Saturday, January 24, 2015

NERGC'S LIBRARIANS' AND TEACHERS' DAY IS 15 APRIL 2015

NERGC’s fifth Librarians’ and Teachers’ Day will be held on Wednesday, 15 April 2015 at the Providence Biltmore in Providence, RI, in conjunction with the 13th New England Regional Genealogical Conference. The day will be devoted to showing attendees how genealogy can enhance curricula, attract new patrons, and highlight collections. Librarians’ and Teachers’ Day provides the opportunity for professionals to learn how genealogy can serve them in their dual roles as curators of their unique collections and as ambassadors of genealogy resources for their schools and libraries. All librarians and teachers who work with family history patrons or genealogy-related research materials will benefit from this special event. The cost is $40.00 per person and includes lunch compliments of ProQuest. For additional information, including a list of speakers, go to http://www.nergc.org/Librarians-and-Teachers-Day.html. To register for Librarians' and Teachers' Day -- or for the full conference, go to www.NERGC.org.

Monday, January 12, 2015

EXPLORE PROVIDENCE TOUR

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Explore Providence, the Renaissance City, on this five hour, customized tour led by Barbara Barnes, Tourism Services Director, of the Rhode Island Historical Society. Learn about the founding and development of the city, its rich historical and cultural heritage, and its original proprietors and prominent families, while winding around the streets of the city for a ninety minute coach tour, with stops at the Roger Williams National Memorial and the First Baptist Church in America. Enjoy a mid-day stop for lunch on Providence’s Federal Hill, Providence’s “Little Italy,” which was home to various immigrant groups from the late nineteenth century to the present, with time for browsing this lively scene of shops, restaurants, bakeries, and galleries. Finally, peruse the artistic treasures of the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, a prominent art museum known for its collections across many cultures, time periods and media. Meet at the Information Center, street level, of the RI Convention Center at 11 a.m. The cost for the tour is $49.00. Lunch is not included. You do not need to register for the full NERGC conference in order to take part in the tour. However, advance registration is required, and space is limited. The deadline for registration is 16 March 2015. To register, go to www.NERGC.org and click on "Register online here".

Saturday, January 10, 2015

REMINDER - DEADLINE FOR NERGC QUERIES IS 15 JANUARY 2015

800+ conference attendees will view the popular Query Column in the 2015 syllabus. You do not need to attend the conference to submit a query. Deadline for submission is 15 January 2015. See http://www.nergc.org/E-zine_4_2015.pdf for details.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

NERGC 2015 E-ZINE 6 IS NOW AVAILABLE

NERGC 2015 E-Zine 6 is now available at http://www.nergc.org/E-zine_%206_2015.pdf. It includes program spotlights, Exhibit Hall updates, and much more!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

ATTENTION GENEALOGICAL EXHIBITORS

There is still booth space available in the Exhibit Hall for the 13th New England Regional Genealogical Conference being held 15-18 April 2015 in Providence, Rhode Island. The first booth is $170, additional booths are $120. There is an additional $25 registration charge after 31 December 2014. Full information is on the NERGC website Exhibit Hall page, http://www.nergc.org/Exhibitors.html or contact Exhibit Chairs Mary Ellen Grogan and Sharon Sergeant at nergcexhibits@earthlink.net.

ATTENTION HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL ORGANIZATIONS

There's still space available at NERGC Society Fair, to be held Thursday, 16 April 2015 from 5:15 to 7 pm during Happy Hour. It’s a great way to gain exposure for your group. We’re especially interested in Rhode Island and nearby Connecticut and Massachusetts history and genealogy groups. It’s a great networking event and it’s free!! NERGC supplies a table, two chairs and signage. You supply representatives and your handouts, etc. For more information, Contact Society Fair Chair Ralph Wadleigh at whplar@comcast.net.

NERGC QUERY COLUMN DEADLINE IS JANUARY 15

The 2015 NERGC Conference at Providence, RI, will again include the ever-popular QueryColumn in our Conference Syllabus. These entry pages will also be duplicated and posted on the Query Board in the active area near Registration, adding to the hundreds of Registrants who will have the entries in their copy of the Syllabus. Cost is $5 per Query, or three for $10. Submit each entry (50 words or less) on a separate 81/2 x 11 sheet of paper; write your dates as 27 July 1927; indicate birth, death, marriage in that order, and event locations before dates. Supply known information before your question is asked. For sample query format, see NERGC 2015 E-zine 4 at http://www.nergc.org/E-zine_4_2015.pdf. Queries Chair reserves the right to edit for space/clarity, without changing thought. Entries must be postmarked by 15 January 2015. Please enclose a check payable to "NERGC Queries" and mail to: Query Column, 40 Round Hill Road, Wethersfield, CT 06109-2510.