Welcome to the New England Regional Genealogical Consortium (NERGC)! Our first-ever virtual conference is now behind us, and we’re looking forward to our next conference, which will take place live and in-person in Springfield, Massachusetts, from May 4-6, 2023!
The following genealogical societies participated in creating our 2021 conference:
American French Genealogical Society
Connecticut Ancestry Society
Cape Cod Genealogical Society
Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society
Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council
Connecticut Society of Genealogists
Descendants of Founders of Ancient Windsor
Essex Society of Genealogists
Falmouth Genealogical Society
French-Canadian Genealogical Society of Connecticut, Inc.
Genealogical Society of Vermont
Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston
Maine Genealogical Society
Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc.
New England Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists
New England Historic Genealogical Society
New Hampshire Society of Genealogists
Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts
Rhode Island Genealogy Society
South Shore Genealogical Society
Swedish Ancestry Research Association
The Irish Ancestral Research Association
As this year’s theme stated, we were “Springing From the Past Into the Future.” Even though the COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible for us to meet in person as we have in past years, we prepared an exciting virtual NERGC conference with the technology of the future that we can attend from the safety of our homes.
The NERGC Conference was presented online from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm EST on the following six days:
- Thursday, April 1
- Friday, April 9
- Saturday, April 17
- Saturday, April 24
- Saturday, May 1
- Saturday, May 8
Recorded lectures AND the virtual Exhibit Hall were available online every day from April 1 through May 31.
Exciting components of a traditional NERGC conference, including Special Interest Group sessions, Ancestors Road Show, the Exhibit Hall, the Society Fair, and special program tracks, were all included in our virtual event. You can learn more in the tabs under our “2021 Conference” Menu, where you will also find a calendar of all our live lectures, chats, and events.
We’re already looking ahead to our next conference, which will be held in Springfield, Massachusetts from May 4-6, 2023! After careful evaluation of the pros and cons of all conference formats, our Board has decided to prioritize the opportunities for social interaction offered by the in-person experience. We look forward to connecting with you— our fellow genealogists and family historians—in Springfield, in 2023, where we can share our stories, triumphs, challenges, methods, and resources.
We can’t wait to see you there!
Calling all Genealogical Societies….
Did you enjoy our 2021 conference? Do you have ideas for improvements? Are you looking to give back?
NERGC 2023 can use your help!
We welcome new participating societies to help sponsor the next conference! Participating societies contribute time and start-up funds, but also receive a share in any profits generated by the conference. Contact us for more information!
What if you’re an attendee who’s not affiliated with any of our sponsoring societies, but you enjoyed the conference and you’d like to get involved?
Anyone can volunteer to help with NERGC! As you can tell, there are many tasks involved with organizing a conference of this size. NERGC prides itself on being created entirely by volunteers. If you have the time and skill to accomplish a task for the conference in 2023, please let us know! There are many typing and organizing tasks that can be done from home using email. We welcome all assistance! Many hands make light work!