Thursday, April 04, 2013

National Genealogical Society 2013 Family History Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada

The following is from and NGS.

Join in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the National Genealogical Society 2013 Family History Conference for four days of family history learning and networking!

NGS 2013 Family History Conference
Building New Bridges
8−11 May 2013
Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Register now!
Conference Sessions (conference registration required)
Register today to attend four full days of more than 150 lectures by 100 of the nation's top genealogists and historians.

Pre-Conference Tours (conference registration not required)
Hoover Dam and Ethel M. Chocolates Tour
This six-hour tour allows participants to explore the rich history of Hoover Dam, enjoy a buffet lunch, and tour a chocolate factory and botanical garden.

Museum Tour
Tour the 30-acre Clark County Museum and the National Atomic Testing Museum in this five-hour tour.

Night Tour
Experience the full brilliance of neon Las Vegas in a five-hour tour of the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown!

For more information, please see Las Vegas Area Tours.

Conference Highlights
Opening SessionWednesday, 8 May, 8:00 a.m.
Marian Smith, Chief, Historical Research Branch, USCIS, will explore the importance of national policy changes to ancestors, their records, and your genealogical research in "People, Policy, and Records: The Importance of Historical Background."
NGS First-Timers' BreakfastThursday, 9 May, 7:00 a.m.
Network and share conference tips and strategies with other first-time attendees, NGS officers, and the NGS board of directors.
NGS BanquetFriday, 10 May, 7:00 p.m.
Join NGS in welcoming historian Mark Hall-Patton, Museums Administrator for the Clark County Museum System and authenticator for the History Channel's Pawn Stars, along with well-known genealogist, Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak. Hall-Patton looks at research and artifact authentication, television style, in "Do You Think Anyone's Going To Watch This Show?" Smolenyak presents a model monthly grant awards program in "Lucky 13: A Modest Proposal Regarding Genealogy Grants and Pawn Stores."
NGS/GenTech LuncheonSaturday, 11 May, 12:15 p.m.
Come prepared for audience participation as the Ancestry Insider explores "The Future of Family History — According to You!"
NGS Annual MeetingSaturday, 11 May, 5:15 p.m.
Hear the latest updates concerning publications, member benefits, genealogy courses, affiliate programs, video archives, and more from NGS President, Jordan Jones.
Exhibit Hall (free to the public)
Visit more than 100 vendors, who offer a variety of genealogy-related products, services, and memberships.

Exhibit hall hours are as follows:
Wednesday, 8 May, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Thursday, 9 May, 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Friday, 10 May, 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Saturday, 11 May, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Register today to attend the
NGS 2013 Family History Conference.
See you in Las Vegas!
National Genealogical Society

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