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Today is Post #125 for the NGS 2017 Family History Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is also the last post for the 2017 Conference, because it is over…yes, it is…ended yesterday. If you attended, you are probably home now exhausted and exhilarated by all you have learned, and ea...

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National Genealogical Society Awards The National Genealogical Society (NGS) held its annual banquet on Friday evening, 12 May, at the NGS 2017 Family History Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina, to present awards that acknowledge and honor genealogical scholarship and service.  The banquet spea...

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Shipping Books Home from the Conference When you attend a conference, do you ever wonder how you will travel with all of your purchases? We have an answer that will lighten your load when you head home! As with previous NGS conferences, a shipping method is offered for attendees and is conveniently...

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The National Genealogical Society (NGS) honored excellence in the categories of newsletter editorship and service to the Society at the Opening Session of the 2017 Family History Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. NGS President, Ben Spratling, JD, presented the awards. The NGS Newsletter Compet...

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Welcome to Raleigh! While your focus is genealogy this week, you will need to take a break from the lectures and your research to eat. You will not go hungry in Raleigh! Raleigh, NC offers a large variety restaurants at all price points. Looking for something quick (so you can get back to your rese...

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Getting around downtown Raleigh during the conference is a breeze! Raleigh is a very “walkable” city with moderate-length city blocks and wide sidewalks. A brisk-paced walk will bring you from the Convention Center to the North Carolina State Archives and state museums in less than 15 minutes! ...

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Larry W. Cates is the 2017 recipient of the Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship. Cates, who is librarian at the Heritage Research Center of the High Point Public Library, High Point, North Carolina, received his award and its $1,000 prize, which is underwritten by ProQuest, at the Librarians...

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The American Indians of Oklahoma Written by Kathy Huber, MLS, The American Indians of Oklahoma tells the story of the sixty-seven tribes that were removed or relocated to the area once known as Indian Territory, now Oklahoma. Their stories, revealed through tribal records, historical documents, and...

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There’s nothing worse than arriving at a conference on opening day to find out standing in line is the first thing you do. What are you missing while you are waiting in line with all those people? Since we expect nearly 2,000 genealogists at the NGS conference this year, you know lines to pick up...

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