Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New England Regional Genealogical Conference -- 2011

The New England Regional Genealogical Consortium, of which the Cape Cod Genealogical Society is a charter member, is sponsoring the Eleventh New England Regional Genealogical Conference this coming April 6 to 10, 2011, at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place and Springfield Marriott, in Springfield, Massachusetts. The 2011 NERGC Conference will have as its theme, Exploring New Paths to Your Past.

In keeping with the conference theme, Exploring New Paths to Your Past, NERGC 2011 will help genealogists explore:

*New research pathways, methodologies, and strategies, including technologies and online resources.

*The pathways their ancestors followed into and out of New England (including where and why they moved and settlement and migration patterns).

*Ethnic genealogy of all types, especially British isles, Irish, Italian, French-Canadian African-American, and Native American.

*New approaches to discovering their ancestors’ worlds through directories, maps, atlases, gazetteers, and online imagery.

*Systematic approaches for finding and utilizing record sources.

*The wealth of information available in New England’s repositories.

*New ways to plan and prepare for a successful research trip, including resources close to home.

*General genealogical skills and techniques.

*Family history writing and publishing.

The 2011 NERGC Conference will build upon our previous excellent conferences with informative speakers, interesting workshops, an ancestors road show, local interest activities, special interest groups, an exhibitors hall, a Society Fair, and luncheon and dinner banquets. The featured speakers will be John Philip Colletta and Paul Milner.
CCGS’s own Robert Ward will make a presentation on the Genealogical Resources of Cape Cod. He will include information about the genealogical and historical societies and library repositories of the Cape, including web resources, with a little bit of Cape Cod history.

Volunteers will be needed to help in all aspects of the conference. If interested, contact Christine Bard at

For further information, and to get a 2001 NERGC Conference Program, contact the 2011 NERGC website at:

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