It’s been fun on the blog in the last two months talking about the tours and great research venues around Grand Rapids which are going to be part of the NGS 2018 Family History Conference experience. But the real reason you’ll come to the NGS Conference in Grand Rapids is to LEARN, righ...

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ProQuest will again sponsor Librarian’s Day, an annual pre-conference program open to librarians who work with family history patrons. Registration is required. The full day program will be held at the Grand Rapids Public Library and runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The program will focus his...

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Grand Rapids Public Library (image from Wikipedia) The Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library Street, NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503, is located a few blocks from the conference hotels. The Grand Rapids History & Special Collections department on the fourth floor, features over 5,000 genealo...

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Lansing is the state capital of Michigan, and two exceptional research facilities, the Library of Michigan and the Archives of Michigan, are located there. Lansing is about a one hour drive from Grand Rapids. Both facilities are located within the Michigan History Center. More information about visi...

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  Only a few seats remain for the Civil War Tour, on Tuesday, 1 May 2018. The tour is led by Bruce Butgereit, who will also give several lectures at the conference (Sessions T214 and S417). Participants will depart at 1:00 p.m. and travel by coach to view the most significant Civil War monumen...

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Did you know that much of the lumber to rebuild Chicago after the fire of 1871 came from western Michigan? You do if you’ve watched the 2018 NGS Conference video on the front page of the Conference website. The Conference video presents a broad overview of some of the reasons people from all over...

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Meet representatives of state, local, ethnic, and historical societies across Michigan and other states during Society Night! Learn about records and resources in their area, the benefits of membership, and any publications available for purchase. A few Society Night participants are listed below. ...

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The NGS 2019 Family History Conference will be held in St. Charles, Missouri, from 8–11 May 2019. Lecture proposals for the 2019 Conference will be accepted between 2 January 2018 and 1 April 2018.  Speakers may submit up to eight proposals electronically. Learn more including detailed inform...

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Planning to attend the NGS 2018 Family History Conference? Make your travel plans to arrive on Tuesday, so you don’t miss the Opening Session at 8:00 a.m. in DeVos Place, featuring John Philip Colletta, PhD, FUGA, delivering the keynote address, “Coming Along the Towpath: The Erie Canal and the ...

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Has your spouse or adult children asked you what you’d like for a holiday gift this year? You might suggest registration for the NGS 2018 Family History Conference. If you have already registered, they can treat you to the Western Michigan Genealogical Society host event at the Gerald R. Ford Pre...

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