The following announcement was written by the U.S. National Genealogical Society:
NATIONAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
2012 FAMILY HISTORY CONFERENCE
CINCINNATI, OHIO, 9–12 MAY 2012
The Ohio River: Gateway to the Western Frontier
(Arlington, VA)—EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DISCOUNT ENDS SOON! The NGS 2012 Family History Conference will be held 9–12 May 2012 at the Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Register for the conference today! The early-bird registration discount ends on Tuesday, 20 March 2012. In addition to enjoying a $35 discount, only early birds have the opportunity to order a printed syllabus. (Everyone will receive a syllabus on flash drive.) NGS members get even deeper discounts, so this is a great time to join.
Space is still available for most conference social events and workshops including the Friday night NGSQ 100th Anniversary Reception, Tuesday bus tour, museum center tour and dinner, and the NGS luncheon that features local celebrity, Dan Hurley.
The opening session at this year's conference will be held on Wednesday morning, 9 May 2012, at 8:00 a.m. The keynote address will be presented by Patricia Van Skaik, manager of the genealogy collection at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCH). This presentation will explore one of the PLCH's most valuable treasures, the 1848 Cincinnati Riverfront Panorama. Patricia will reveal this incredible early photographic snapshot of mid-nineteenth-century life in an important American river town, Cincinnati.
All full-conference registrants will be entered in a drawing to win a seven-night stay at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square, courtesy of the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel. The prize will also include a free spot on one the Ancestor Seekers Salt Lake City research trips. Be sure to attend the opening session to find out if you are the winner. The winner must be present at the opening session to claim the prize.
To register online, visit the NGS website at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/
Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogy education, high research standards, and the preservation of genealogical records. The Arlington, VA-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 at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/