Thursday, January 15, 2009

2010 NGS Conference: Call for Papers

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at the National Genealogical Society. Please address all inquiries to

2010 NGS Family History Conference-Call for Papers

Effective 1 January 2009, proposals are being accepted for the 2010 NGS Family History Conference, "Follow Your Ancestral Trails," to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, 29 April–1 May 2010. Salt Lake City is a place where you discover millions of records for ancestors who lived almost anywhere around the world. The international theme for this conference encourages submissions for lectures on topics about ancestral countries, both old and new. Other possible topics include methodology, problem solving, federal records, military records, land records, migration, ethnic, technology, and family history writing.

Sessions are generally limited to fifty minutes plus a ten-minute question-and-answer session. Syllabus material (PDF files), due in early 2010, is required for each lecture or workshop presentation and will be included in the syllabus distributed to all conference registrants.

Please see proposal guidelines at for instructions regarding submission of proposals.

Speakers may submit any number of proposals.

NGS members will be given first consideration as speakers.

Lecturers will receive complimentary conference registration and publications. Compensation, per diem, and lodging will be based on the number of lectures given, and transportation expenses will depend upon the speaker’s home address.

Deadline for submissions is 1 April 2009.