Saturday, January 10, 2015

Special Drawing to be Held at our January Meeting


We will be holding a special drawing, open to  ALL CCGS members, during our January 21st meeting. In response to many members comments that the expense is a reason for their not attending the NERGC Conference , the board of directors has approved giving away three vouchers to cover the costs of registration for a single day. Each voucher, with a value of $90, is to be used toward the cost of NERGC registration, by February 28, 2015. This is a rare opportunity to experience a genealogical conference at a greatly reduced rate.

Members who attend the meeting on January 21st, at the Brewster Ladies Library, may register for this drawing when they sign in on that day. Anyone who is unable to attend the January meeting, and would like to be included in the drawing, is asked to email  dcf@capecodgensoc.org no later than Sunday, January 18, 2015, to make sure that your name is included in the drawing.

NERGC 2015The New England Regional Genealogical Consortium conference is held every two years, somewhere in New England. This year it is scheduled for April 15-18, in Providence, RI. This makes it possible for Cape Codders to plan to attend for one day, rather than the entire four days, but still be able to experience the conference.  Each voucher will cover the cost of one day's registration or may be used toward the cost of a full registration.

The conference gives us a great opportunity to meet other genealogists from all over New England, and beyond,, as well  as to gain valuable skills to aid in the search for your ancestors. With a theme of "Navigating the Past: Sailing Into the Future", this year's conference will focus on research methodologies and strategies,including technology and online resources.

Also at the January - April meetings, Suzanne Walton, our society's NERGC representative, will be available to answer any questions you may have about the conference or about NERGC, itself. There will also be sign up sheets for anyone planning to attend the conference and for those interested in carpooling.  Conference brochures will be available for anyone who needs one.

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