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…get discounts on registration!

For so many reasons, we all can’t wait for February to end.

Snow, cold, ice, slippery roads, all the things that winter brings and that make getting around so very difficult are heading out as February draws to a close.

But the end of February brings the end to something else too — and this is something we don’t want to miss: early bird discounts.

East and west — in New England and in Oklahoma — early bird registration discounts end on Saturday, February 28th, and savvy genealogists don’t want to let these opportunities slip away.

East: NERGC 2015

You might think that NERGC stands for New England Regional Genealogical Conference, and you’d be partially right. Because it also stands for excellence in genealogical education … and for fun.

NERGC_Logo_2015NERGC 2015 — “Navigating the Past: Sailing into the Future” — is the largest regional genealogical conference in the northeastern United States, and it’s taking place April 15-18, 2015, at the Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, Rhode Island.

Roughly 1,000 genealogists will take part in more than 95 sessions ranging from methodology to ethnic genealogy to technology and online resources.

The conference is headlined by Lisa Louise Cooke and by The Legal Genealogist, but there are so many great speakers who’ll be there. There isn’t enough room here to list them all, but the line-up includes D. Joshua Taylor, Laura Prescott, Blaine Bettinger, Marian Pierre-Louis, Maureen Taylor — oh, so many!

Regular registration for this amazing conference is $150 but you can save $30 by taking advantage of the early bird registration discount. The early bird rate is just $120, but it expires Saturday, February 28, 2015.

So head on over to the NERGC website — — and get ready for some fun with me and Lisa Louise Cooke and so many others. You can register, select your agenda, plan for lunch and dinner all on-line.

West: Oklahoma Genealogical Society

For folks further west, in the Sooner State, early bird registration runs through Saturday, February 28th, for the Oklahoma Genealogical Society’s Genealogy and the Law Day, to be held on Saturday, March 28th, in Oklahoma City.

ogs-logo1Members and non-members of the Oklahoma Genealogical Society alike can save $10 by registering by the end of the day Saturday at the OGS website here. The early bird rate is $40 for OGS members, $45 for a second family member in a family membership, and $50 for non-OGS members. After Saturday, registration goes up to $50 for members, $55 for a second family member, and $60 for non-member.

This seminar — “Genealogy and the Law: From Finding the Evidence You Couldn’t Find to Enriching Your Family Story” — is one I’m really looking forward to. My roots run deep in Oklahoma: my great grandfather was one of the successful bidders in the Big Pasture sealed bid land auction just before Oklahoma statehood, so I am so very honored to be the featured speaker for this event.

It’ll be held at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City, and we’re going to explore topics from the rogues and rascals of our families to using tax records and indirect evidence and even how knowing the law makes us better genealogists.

Come on out and join me and OGS on March 28th — and act now to save $10 on your registration.

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