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NGS to stream sessions

So you’re sitting there at home, despressed because you have to work in early May and can’t make it to the National Genealogical Society Conference in Richmond?

Never fear.

NGS2014Technology is going to bring a part of the NGS conference right into your home.

And what a part!

Some of the biggest names in genealogy, some of the hottest topics in national and Virginia research!

And the best part about it? You can watch live or after the fact, as many times as you want, for 90 days afterwards.

It doesn’t get a whole lot better than that.

Here’s the deal:

There are going to be two live-streamed tracks. Each will cost $65 for NGS members and $80 for non-members, or you can bundle the two together for $115 for NGS members or $145 for non-members. Registering gets you the right to watch the presentation in real time — and as many times as you want until 10 August 2014.

So what about those of us who will be in Richmond, but may have to miss some or all of these presentations because of time conflicts? NGS is taking care of us too. Attendees can also register for the live streaming, and watch these lectures as many times as we want until 10 August 2014 as well.

More information is on the conference website here — and you have to register by 30 April to get in on this.

The line-up for each track is spectacular (edit: all times are EDT):

Track One: Records and Research Techniques

Thursday, 8 May 2014

2:30 p.m. Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
T241 – Using Evidence Creatively: Spotting Clues in Run-of-the-Mill Records

4:00 p.m. Thomas W. Jones, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
T252 – Can a Complex Research Problem Be Solved Solely Online?

Friday, 9 May 2014

8:00 a.m. Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL
F308 – Using NARA’s Finding Aids and Website

9:30 a.m. Sharon Tate Moody, CG
F311 – Disputes and Unhappy Differences: Surprises in Land Records

11:00 a.m. Michael Hait, CG
F321 – “Of Sound Mind and Healthy Body”: Using Probate Records in Your Research

Track Two: Virginia Resources and Migration Patterns

Friday, 9 May 2014

2:30 p.m. David E. Rencher, AG, CG, FIGRS, FUGA
F342 – From Ulster to Virginia and the Carolinas

4:00 p.m. Craig Roberts Scott, CG
F355 – Researching a Civil War Soldier in Virginia

Saturday, 10 May 2014

8:00 a.m. J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA
S403 – The Migration Triangle: Virginia, the Carolinas, and Tennessee

9:30 a.m. Barbara Vines Little, CG, FNGS, FVGS
S415 – A Treasure Trove of Rarely Used Records

11:00 a.m. Victor Dunn, CG
S425 – Colonial Migrations In and Out of the Shenandoah Valley

Bottom line: even if you can’t go to NGS, let NGS come to you. This is too good a deal to pass up.

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