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Gen Confrnce NC 14 May 2009
Thursday, 14 May 2009
The North Carolina Genealogical Society and the North Carolina Museum of History will host the North Carolina Museum of History, North Carolina State Archives and North Carolina State Genealogy Library Reception beginning at 6:00 p.m.. The cost is $19.50 per person for conference attendees and their paid guests. Explore the many exhibits at the museum, enjoy a dessert and coffee reception, and hear presentations by several noted speakers.
The North Carolina State Archives and Library, 109 E. Jones Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601, will be open daily all week, with extended hours on Thursday evening 14 May 2009 for research. Free public transportation will be available to take participants from the Raleigh Convention Center to the State Library and Archives. For the conference, the “Downtown Circulator” will be operating from at least 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Hours will be more limited on Sunday. Two buses will run every hour, and each downtown loop will take approximately 20 minutes. NGS will post the route map, location of each stop, and schedule as soon as it is available.
The Family History Conference Exhibit Hall will also be free and open to the public beginning 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, 13 May. We expect approximately 100 exhibitors including online database providers, book and map sellers, genealogy software vendors, genealogy societies and associations, and other family history research memorabilia and supplies.
Conference tracks will cover the following subjects:
BCG: Lectures to help prepare you for board certification
Virginia, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Missouri
The new convention center offers free wireless access in the lobby. The local host society is the North Carolina Genealogical Society.
You can find a searchable conference program, downloadable conference program in PDF format, and Conference registration form, all online at www.NGSgenealogy.org.