You didn’t miss it!
Did you make it to the National Genealogical Society conference last week in Richmond, Virginia?
It was fabulous.
The host Virginia Genealogical Society, conference co-chairs Jan Alpert and Barbara Vines Little, and a veritable legion of volunteers get very high marks for a very fine job.
And if there was anything those of us who did make it to Richmond heard over and over and over again it was this:
“Wish I was there.”
And you still can be.
At least for some of the sessions.
You see, this year, for the very first time, the National Genealogical Society livestreamed some of the sessions. Those who couldn’t afford the time, who couldn’t leave home, had the chance to see and hear some of the very best speakers the genealogical community has to offer.
And even if you didn’t sign up before… even if you missed it all… you can still see those presentations in what’s now called NGS On Demand.
Ten lectures — five in each of two tracks — are still available for online viewing, and you can sign up through May 31st. Once you’ve signed up, you can watch any or all of them as many times as you’d like for 90 days. And the tracks and included lectures are:
Track One: Records and Research Techniques
Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
T241 – Using Evidence Creatively: Spotting Clues in Run-of-the-Mill Records
Thomas W. Jones, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
T252 – Can a Complex Research Problem Be Solved Solely Online?
Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL
F308 – Using NARA’s Finding Aids and Website
Sharon Tate Moody, CG
F311 – Disputes and Unhappy Differences: Surprises in Land Records
Michael Hait, CG
F321 – “Of Sound Mind and Healthy Body”: Using Probate Records in Your Research
Track Two: Virginia Resources and Migration Patterns
David E. Rencher, AG, CG, FIGRS, FUGA
F342 – From Ulster to Virginia and the Carolinas
Craig Roberts Scott, CG
F355 – Researching a Civil War Soldier in Virginia
J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA
S403 – The Migration Triangle: Virginia, the Carolinas, and Tennessee
Barbara Vines Little, CG, FNGS, FVGS
S415 – A Treasure Trove of Rarely Used Records
Victor Dunn, CG
S425 – Colonial Migrations In and Out of the Shenandoah Valley
Note that the link to purchase NGS On Demand isn’t working quite as well as it should just yet, so you may want to bookmark that page and come back to it in a day or two. The pre-conference price was $65 for each track 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.
But don’t forget it — because the package can only be purchased through the end of this month. And having the best of NGS come to you in your own home is too good a deal to miss.