National Genealogical Society 2012 Family History Conference, Cincinnati, OH


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The 2012 National Genealogical Society Family History Conference will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio, May 9-12, 2012.

Entitled “The Ohio River: Gateway to the Western Frontier," the conference will include more than fifty national speakers providing over 150 lectures including ethnic research, African American research, research in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, migration to and out of the tri-state area, immigration, methodology, military, family history writing, ethnic workshops, technological innovation in genealogy (GenTech), BCG Skillbuilding track, and much more.

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  • The NGS 2012Family History Conference will be held in the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, on 9-12 May. The Convention Center is conveniently located about 20 minutes from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, and is surrounded by hotels and restaurants.The conference hotels are all located within one block of the Convention Center. All provide free high speed Internet.
  • The NGS conference is the best genealogical learning experience in the U.S. – for 4 days, 5 times a day there are ten choices of lectures that allow you to learn and advance your family history, maybe even break down one of your brick walls. It is a tremendous value- it averages less than $10 a lecture!Some of the tracks that will be featured at the conference: BCG skillbuilding; methodology; ethnic research (Irish, German, African American); military records; migration; photographs; research in Ohio and surrounding states (Kentucky, Indiana); family history skills; DNA; and the latest technological trends in genealogy (GenTech). In addition, there will be over 100 exhibitors available on Wednesday through Saturday with the Exhibit Hall open to the public.The exhibit hall will be filled with all the latest genealogy-related products and services. You will have plenty of opportunities to meet up with old friends and make new ones. Choose from several different sponsored luncheons every day. Take advantage of meeting fellow genealogists and networking with them. I will be speaker on the following days and topics:[insert your lectures]
  • There is something to do every evening. Wednesday: Cincinnati Museum Center Tour and DinnerThursday: Evening at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (free, sponsored by FamilySearch) and A Night at the Public Library (opened until 11:30 p.m.)Friday: reception to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly.
  • Enjoy the area!Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky (the southern side of Cincinnati) have much to offer andthey are connected by 5 bridges. -Fountain Square (a short walk from the convention center and hotels)-Ohio River (about six blocks from the convention center and hotels)-Riverboat cruise-Newport Aquarium-River Downs Thoroughbred Race TrackShopping Downtown Cincinnati Newport on the Levee-Cincinnati Reds Baseball (will be in town Friday, Saturday, & Sunday)-Main Strasse (historic German district in Covington with restaurants and shops)
  • Visit Museums Cincinnati Art Museum Cincinnati Museum Center Harriett Beecher Stowe House German Heritage Museum National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Reds Hall of Fame and MuseumLocal Repositories Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (4 blocks from convention center and hotels) Cincinnati Historical Society Carl Blegen Library at the University of Cincinnati Kenton County (Kentucky) Public Library and more
  • How to enjoy the conference?Register by early bird deadline, 20 March.Do your homework before the conference begins by reviewing the program.Select lectures you would like to attend. Bring sweater or jacket Wear comfortable shoesPlan your research time and bring your family information to take advantage of the research facilities in the area.
  • For more information go to the NGS Website or the Conference BlogI invite you all to come to the conference in Cincinnati, 9-12 May 2012. I know that it will be a great learning experience.
  • National Genealogical Society 2012 Family History Conference, Cincinnati, OH

    1. 1. National Genealogical Society2012 Family History Conference Local Host Societies: Ohio Genealogical Society and the Hamilton County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society
    2. 2. When & Where Is the Conference? When: 9–12 May 2012Where: Duke Energy Convention Center Cincinnati, Ohio Photo courtesy of Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau
    3. 3. Lectures: Something for Everyone Migration Graphic: Clipart, Microsoft Word, 2007 .Ethnic Research GenTech Photo courtesy of Julie Miller Graphic: Clipart, Microsoft Word, 2007. .
    4. 4. Events• Museum Center Tour and Dinner• Evening at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center• A Night at the Public Library• NGSQ 100th Anniversary Reception Cincinnati Museum Center Photo courtesy of Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau
    5. 5. Enjoy the Area! Photo courtesy of Jean Woll
    6. 6. Museums & Repositories• Cincinnati Art Museum• Cincinnati Museum Center• Harriett Beecher Stowe House• German Heritage Museum• National Underground Railroad Freedom Center• Reds Hall of Fame and Museum• Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County• Cincinnati Historical Society• Carl Blegen Library at the University of Cincinnati• Kenton County (Kentucky) Public Library
    7. 7. How To Enjoy the Conference• Early Bird registration closes 20 March 2012• Meals and social events close 24 April 2012• Review the program carefully• Bring a sweater or jacket for the air conditioned rooms• Wear comfortable shoes• Take time to do research at one of the nearby research repositories Clipart, Microsoft Word 2007.
    8. 8. For more information National Genealogical Society Conference Blog