Monday, April 20, 2015

NERGC 2015 Conference Ends

Saturday evening, April  18, marked the end of  this year's very successful NERGC conference.  The  number of attendees surpassed previous years for both the conference, itself, and also for our membership!  We had more than 20 members attending this year, two of whom traveled to Providence from Illinois!  Cape Cod was very well represented, as there were also a number of attendees from Falmouth Genealogical Society!
Of course, there were lots of wonderful speakers, from all over the country, including the keynote speakers, Lisa Lousie Cooke (Genealogy Gems)and Judy Russell (The Legal Genealogist), and the "resident rockstar genealogist" (as he was often introduced), Josh Taylor, of  Who Do You Think You Are and Genealogy Roadshow.

The Society Fair, held on Thursday evening, was an opportunity for participating societies to set up displays to advertise  the benefits of membership and upcoming events. CCGS, FGS, and the Mayflower Society were all represented. Many familiar faces were seen there throughout the evening, both working in the booths, as well as stopping in to see what was available.

But, for those of us in the "know", the highlight of the week occurred Saturday evening at the final dinner... the announcement of the Donna Holt Siemiatkoski Volunteer of the Year Award... This year's winner was our own David Martin! The award is given to an individual who has performed outstanding volunteer service to NERGC and its member societies (including CCGS).

David receiving the award from Richard Roberts, one of the tri-chairs of NERGC 2015.

Congratulations, David!!

Those of you who missed this exciting event will have another opportunity in two years, April, 2017, in Springfield, MA.

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