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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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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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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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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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Tuesday, 1 May 2018, the BCG Education Fund Workshop – Putting Skills to Work, will be held at DeVos Place, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.                    This intensive, full day of learning focuses on skills needed by every genealogist and advocates for established genealogical standards. ...

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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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