Friday, March 28, 2014

National Genealogical Society Call for Papers Deadline is 1 April 2014 for the 2015 Family History Conference in St. Charles, Missouri


Arlington, VA, 25 March 2014: The National Genealogical Society continues to accept lecture proposals from speakers and organizations for the NGS 2015 Family History Conference, Crossroads of America, to be held 13–16 May 2015 in St. Charles, Missouri. Topics sought include federal and state records, military and pension records, land records, methodology, analysis and problem solving, and the use of technology. NGS will also consider lectures on immigration and migration in and out of a region or country, transportation, and ethnic and religious groups. Proposals about Midwestern states and its feeder states, plus lectures on the “old country,” are encouraged.

Interested individuals and organizations should follow published guidelines at the NGS website,http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/program/call-for-papers/.

Speakers may submit up to eight proposals electronically through the NGS website,http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/program/call-for-papers/call-for-papers/submit-your-proposal/no later than midnight EDT, 1 April 2014.

Organizations wishing to sponsor a lecture or track of lectures should review the details and sponsor requirements at http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/program/call-for-papers/call-for-papers/ngs-2015-family-history-conference-sponsored-call-for-papers/. The deadline to submit sponsored lectures is also 1 April 2014.

Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogy education, high research standards, and the preservation of genealogical records.  The Arlington, Virginia, based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian, seeking excellence in publications, educational offerings, research guidance, and opportunities to interact with other genealogists.  Please visit the NGS Pressroom for further information.