Wednesday, May 18, 2011

And the Winner is..............

This year NGS held the first ever Conference Challenge. Click here to read complete details. We had Drew Smith co-host of the Genealogy Guys Podcast, author of Social Networking for Genealogists, FGS director, and president of the Florida Genealogical Society be the judge.

According to Drew, we had several wonderful entries but one entry caught his attention.

Linda Russell .... Congratulations! Thank you for sharing and we hope you enjoy your free registration to the NGS 2012 Family History Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.



NGS 2011 Family History Conference - In Pictures

Since Blogger was down for a few days I was not able to post pictures as frequently as I would have liked. I have embedded below a snapshot of the conference week. Thank you Carol Laferty, Scott Stewart, and Trish Hackett Nicola, CG for your wonderful image contributions.
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AfriGeneas at the NGS 2011 Family History Conference

This video clip was made 13 May 2011 at the NGS 2011 Family History Conference. Bernice Bennett talks about "Tracking the Homestead Records of a Group of American African Americans in Livingston Parish, Louisiana".

Thank you Bernice for sharing!

Courtesy the AfriGeneas channel on YouTube.


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Conference Program Survey

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Monetizing your Genealogy Expertise with a Blog/Website

Friday Room F319 Club North 9:30am - 11am

Do you have a blog or website or want to create one?

Mark Olsen of will be teaching you how to make money using your specific Genealogy Expertise.

If you have unique knowledge pertaining to a particular topic/niche such as particualar area, record type,

Language, Church, History, Surname or your own family stories this class is for you.

If you have a blog or website you can make money either as your main income or on the side.  Have you heard of affiliate marketing but don't know where to start?In this question and answer session Mark will show you what he has learned as an affiliate, affiliate manager and professional online marketer.

From a few extra dollars a month to thousands of dollars each month you can monetize your expertise.

Share/Bookmark Feedback Sessions

Wed, May 11,  & Friday, May 13,  in meeting room; Ideation

Give Ancestry feedback on some new concepts during NGS.  If you are interested in sharing your discoveries with your family, simplifying how many passwords you have to remember, or helping others get started with genealogy, we would like your input.

Sign up here


Day 4: A Day in Pictures

Color Guard
Marguerite Bishop
Opening Session Entryway


Buzzy Jackson - Opening Session

Volunteers. We love you!

Opening Session

Connie Trossbach - Day 1 Drawing Winner with Illyce Mac Donald, NGS Membership Director

Photos coutesy Trish Hackett Nicola, CG