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Discounts on registration!

It’s really a bummer, not being independently wealthy, isn’t it?

Early birdSigh.

Somehow there’s always more genealogy we want to do than we have time or money for.

Life just isn’t fair!

But being an early bird can pay off, especially if you’re interested in hearing The Legal Genealogist over the next few months.

So here are some key early bird dates to keep in mind.

For folks in New Jersey, New York and environs

The early bird registration discount for the Genealogical Society of Bergen County’s Annual Seminar only runs through tomorrow, October 25.

The seminar will be held at the Bergen County Law & Public Safety Institute building in Mahwah on Saturday, November 22, and you can save yourself a few dollars by registering by tomorrow’s early bird deadline.

If you’re a GSBC member, the early bird registration is $40; for non-members, it’s $55. (And yes, you get the discount if you join GSBC when you register!) After October 25, registration goes up to $45 for members and $60 for non-members.

I’ll be talking about tracking down the family of a closed-mouthed 20th century immigrant using circumstantial evidence, women and the law, all those lovely records we get when someone dies, and, of course, my favorite topic: the family black sheep.

You can get all the details and register here at the GSBC website.

For folks interested in professional genealogy

November 15th is the early bird deadline to register for the Association of Professional Genealogists’ Professional Management Conference, to be held in Salt Lake City on January 8-9, 2015.

Early bird registrants for this two-day event — which offers a ton of great presentations not just for professionals but for any genealogist interested in becoming a professional or interested in ensuring that we work at a professional level for our own families — save a bunch of money.

The early bird registration fee for the whole conference is $165 for an APG member and $245 for a non-member; after November 15th, it goes up to $210 for a member and $310 for a non-member.

For those who are age 25 and younger (and you don’t have to already be a professional!), the early bird price is $100 — and that discount won’t be available at all after November 15th, so you really want to be an early bird here!!

Information on the full conference and registration details can be found here on the APG website. I’ll be talking about how to find all those laws I keep telling folks are important — and there are many other terrific speakers offering a full range of presentations!

For New Englanders

Early bird registration just opened for the 2015 New England Regional Genealogical Conference, to be held April 15-15, 2015, in Providence, Rhode Island.

This every-other-year conference is not to be missed and, in 2015, Lisa Louise Cooke and I will be co-anchoring what is clearly a star-studded speaker list.

Early bird registration is $120 through 28 February 2015.
Registration after 28 February 2015 is $150.

My topics will include using court records in genealogy, copyright law for genealogists, women and the law, records access and more, and the topic list for the conference as a whole — well, I can’t do it justice. You’ll just have to look it over yourself here.

More information on the 2015 NERGC can be found here and if you’re ready for that early bird discount, you can register online here.

Added: For Virginians!

My original post left one out… there’s still time to get the early bird discount for the Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia Fall Conference in Midlothian on November 8th!! You can save $5 by registering before November 1: the early bird registration fee is $47 for GRIVA members and $57 for non-members.

This all-day conference will include everything from copyright law to the sidesplitting antics of our misbehaving ancestors (really — trust me — they’re a hoot!) and I’ll be happy to see lots of Virginia friends there.

More information on the GRIVA event can be found here and if you’re ready for that early bird discount, you’ll need to get your registration postmarked by November 1 (the online form isn’t working, so use the mail!).

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