Update Post: Registration Is Now Open For National Genealogical Society 2015 Annual Conference; Brochure And Program Information Available; May 13-16, 2015 In St. Charles, Missouri; “Crossroads of America”

Hi Everyone!

NGS Logo Clip ArtI have an update to a previous post regarding the National Genealogical Society Annual Conference.  The registration process is now open for the conference that will take place between May 13, 2015 and May 16, 2015 in St. Charles, Missouri.

Take advantage of “early-bird” registration now through March 30, 2015 and get some lower prices for the conference.  Being a member of the National Genealogical Society will also get you some further discounts.

You can get to the main part of the NGS website where conference information and conference registration can be found at:

2015 National Genealogical Society Conference Information

What follows after the separator line is what I originally posted back on November 25, 2014 when news of the 2015 conference became known.

You can use all of the links in the original to find out further info about the conference.

Attending a national genealogical conference of one sort another should be on your once in a lifetime “bucket” list.  I crossed that item off of my bucket list a while ago.  This conference is so to speak in our own back yard.  It is about 319 miles away and is about a 5 hour drive.  As national conferences go this one is fairly close by.  So you can forego the costly expense of airline tickets and take advantage of the lowered cost of gas for your car!

Think about immersing yourself in all things genealogy over a 4 day period!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library


Hi Everyone!

The National Genealogical Society has an annual multi-day conference each year.

The 2015 program is scheduled for May 13, 2015 through May 16, 2015 in St. Charles, Missouri.  The title of the 2015 conference is “Crossroads of America”.

You certainly have plenty of time to peruse the material and make plans to attend this annual major genealogical event.

You can view the full-color 16 page registration brochure at their website by clicking on the following link at:

Especially take a look at the registration material in the above program guide.  You can get discounts for early bird registration as well as even further discounts if you are a member of the National Genealogical Society.  You can sign up for a 1-day series of programs only.  Registration by March 30, 2015 will get you an early bird discount if you are a member of the society.  Check out all of the registration costs as well as all of the costs if you will choose to participate in any of the special programs being offered by the society that generally occur in the evening.

Also just visit the main NGS website to take a look at much more information and material that they have at the site.  There is much more information about this conference available through their main website.  Browse their site and see what other great resources they may have available online that can help you in your own research efforts.

You can visit their main website at www.ngsgenealogy.org.

Look for the part of their main website at the top that says “Conferences and Events”.

Attending a national conference such as this is an eye-opening genealogical experience that I would recommend at least once in a lifetime for researchers.  There are literally 180 informative hour-long programs that are scheduled during this program between 8 AM through 4 PM.  There are even  programs going on through the early evening if you can’t get enough information on genealogy from 8 AM until 4 PM!

NGS Logo Clip ArtThis brochure is one that in the past I would have made a copy for distribution to our genealogy program  participants.  However, now that I am writing this blog, it is more appropriate to direct you to the National Genealogical Society website directly for you to take a look at their full 16 page color brochure they have put together.

The above link will take you directly to this 16 page incredible brochure.

Even if you do not go to this program or another one down the road, I always recommend that you should take a look at the variety of programs being offered.  You may very well find a program with a great speaker that fits right in with your own research aspirations.  You will then possibly have a contact to make with the speaker to see if they can help answer a question you may have on the genealogical topic of interest.

Also take a look at the long list of world-renowned genealogical speakers that are in the brochure.

These are the best of the best!

Your paths may cross with them through material they may have already published.  Some may even be local to our own area.  Some may very well be speakers we have had at our library offering some great genealogical programs for you to learn from!

Take a look through the brochure to gain a sense of magnitude of what a national genealogical conference looks like.  It is amazing.  These conference are often attended by anywhere from 1,200 to 1,500 fellow researchers.  Vendors are also present selling their wares.

This conference can be nothing short of genealogy nirvana!

Check out the brochure.  Check out the NGS Program.  Try to attend one once in your life.  You won’t be disappointed.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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