Sunday, May 10, 2015

NGS2015: Society Showcase

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at the National Genealogical Society. We will be traveling to this annual conference next week.

Discover Missouri’s Genealogical Societies and Repositories
At the NGS Society Showcase
St. Charles, Missouri, 12 May 2015

ARLINGTON, VA, 13 APRIL 2015— If you are planning to attend the NGS 2015 Family History Conference, be sure to stop by this area when picking up your registration packet to learn about Missouri and Illinois genealogical repositories and resources at the NGS Society Showcase on Tuesday, May 12, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the St. Charles Convention Center.

St. Louis and the surrounding metropolitan area have a rich history and a wealth of genealogical data. Once the domain of Native American tribes, the French and Spanish ruled over Colonial Missouri before it was sold to America as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Over the centuries, settlers came from France, Germany, Ireland, Bohemia, Hungary, Italy, and Poland. Post Civil War and industrialization brought a large migration of African American’s from the South. From the earliest explorers, they left a prolific repository of diaries, letters, memories, maps, court documents, drawings, photographs, and more that are a treasure of trove for genealogists. 

Missouri and Illinois archives, libraries, genealogical and historical societies will be available at the Society Showcase to answer questions, discuss their group’s activities, and sell their publications. With a focus on genealogy societies in Missouri and surrounding states, this is an event you won’t want to miss.

Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogical education, exemplary standards of research, and the preservation of genealogical records.  The Arlington, Virginia, based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian, seeking excellence in publications, educational offerings, and guidance in research. It also offers many opportunities to interact with other genealogists.

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