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Registrations closing soon

It’s the spring conference season, and that’s an amazingly busy time of year for genealogists everywhere.

saveBut The Legal Genealogist doesn’t want anybody getting so busy that we miss a key deadline, whether it’s for a spring conference — or one coming up later in the year.

So here are some things to be aware of right now:

NGS Livestreaming

Registration for the live stream from the National Genealogical Society conference in Fort Lauderdale will close at midnight, Friday, April 22, 2016.

There are two tracks being offered this year:

• In Track One, “Land Records and Maps,” there are five lectures on Thursday, May 5, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. The lectures will cover deed books and private land claims, how to utilize mapping apps, Google Earth, and GPS to enrich your research, and maps and gazetteers for English and Welsh research.

• In Track Two, “Methods for Success,” there are five lectures on Friday, May 6, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. The lectures will cover methodology techniques for use with historical context and DNA, as well as problem solving using a combination of resources.

Registration is $80 for one track and $145 for two tracks, but is discounted for NGS members: for members, it’s $65 for one track and $115 for both. All registrants will receive an electronic version of the NGS 2016 Family History Conference Syllabus.

You can register for the live stream at the NGS conference registration page, and more information can be found on the live streaming page.

SCGS Jamboree Early Bird Registration

Saturday, April 23rd, is the early bird registration deadline for the Southern California Genealogical Society’s 47th annual Jamboree in Burbank in June, with an advance day to learn more about genetic genealogy.

Thursday, June 2, is set aside for Genetic Genealogy 2016, The Future of the Past. The schedule can be found online, and the line-up is stellar.

Jamboree itself kicks off with some free events on the morning of Friday, June 3, and then launches into full swing mid-day on Friday through Sunday, June 5.

There’s so much that Jamboree offers that there’s not enough space to cover it all. Head over to the Jamboree website and check out the schedules for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

But to get the best deals, you want to register by midnight Saturday here for SCGS members and here for non-members.

IAJGS Early Bird Registration

Early registration discounts end on Saturday, April 30th for the 36th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Seattle, Washington, August 6-12, 2016. You can save $55 on a full conference registration, $50 on digital recordings, and $70 on the live streaming registration if you register by the early bird deadline.

IAJGS has a one-page overview of all the registration costs online here which highlights the savings for early registration. But there’s an additional benefit of registering early: it puts you into a pool for a registration prize ranging from a DNA test kit to a three night stay at the Salt Lake City Plaza Hotel.

Details on the conference, where The Legal Genealogist will be the banquet speaker, can be found on the program page.

Don’t snooze on savings for these events!!

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