Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Show Me the Nation's Records -- A Great Success

Can you believe it? NGS 2008 - Show Me the Nation's Records is over already. The conference was a great success with interesting sessions, the latest genealogical products on display at the vendor booths and stimulating speakers at the luncheons and banquet. The Mid-Continent Genealogy Center and Ancestry both hosted wonderful receptions too.

There were approximately 1600 attendees, hundreds of vendor exhibits and sessions covering topics such as researching your German ancestors, using maps in genealogical research, various sessions on military research, an entire day on using DNA in genealogy and a Board for Certification of Genealogists Skillbuilding track that covered citing sources, preparing kinship determinations, making research plans, indexing, writing, abstracting records and applying genealogical standards.

We hope everyone made it home safely and that you are already making plans to attend next year's NGS Conference which will be held in Raleigh, NC. The dates for next year's conference are May 13-16.

Thanks to all who made the 2008 NGS Conference a GREAT SUCCESS!!

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