Coastal South Carolina USA


National Genealogical Society Announces the 33rd 2011 Family History Conference


America’s fascination with ancestry is increasing because of the recent televison series “Faces of America” on PBS and “Who Do You Think You Are” on NBC. The National Genealogical Society is please to announce that next years’s conference will be held at the Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418, 11-14 May 2011. Plans are underway to bring two thousand genealogists from around the country to Charleston for the event. The society selected Charleston because of its significance in American history. In addition to attending the NGS 2011 Family History Conference, participants will have an opportunity to tour Charleston’s historic buildings, churches and homes as well as its many museums and research facilities.

April 2011 will mark the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War at nearby Ft. Sumter, so the four day family history conference will feature talks on both Revolutionary War and Civil War records. More then fifty nationally reconginzed speakers will provide over one hundred and fifty lectures on a wide variety of topics including research in South Carolina and the Surrounding states, migration patterns, religious records, research methodology, and problem solving. The conference program will also include lectures about researching various ethinic groups including Germans, Cherokee, African-Americans, Scots, and Scots-Irish. Registration will open on 1 December 2010 providing a choice of full conference registration or a daily fee.

An exhibit area with more than one hundred exhibitors will be open and free to the public Wednesday through Saturday including the latest in genealogical software, online research providers and DNA testing services.

Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogy education, high research standards, and the preservation of genealogical records. The Arlington, VA-based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian, seeking excellence in publications, educational offerings, research guidance, and opportunities to interact with other genealogist. Please visit the NGS Pressroom for further information.

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