Call for Papers

 

The Call For Papers for NERGC 2023 is now closed. 

Deadline for proposal submission was midnight Eastern Time on 30 April 2022 for the 17th New England Regional Genealogical Conference, to be held 3–6 May 2023 in Springfield, MA. Speakers whose proposals have been selected will be notified by the Program Committee this summer, 2022. 

Our attendees are looking for information on the following topics:

Boston Finder Newspaper

Colonial Laws on Property

Connecticut Native Leaders

Copyright Law

Crossing from Canada

DNA Painter

Forensic genealogy

Founding reservations in Connecticut

Genetic genealogy

Land Records

Loyalists in Quebec

Manuscripts

Migration within New England

Newfoundland –New England Connections

Occupations and Vocations

Protestant Records

Publishing vs. Vanity Press

Repositories in New England for Researching outside of New England

Settling New Hampshire

Social History

Technical Terminology

Traps and Pitfalls of Research

Triangulation

Vermont in the 18th & 19th Century

Women and Citizenship

Writing for Family History Publications

And Ethnic Presentations for:

Acadian

African-American

Canadian

French

French Canadian

Irish to Canada

Jewish

Scottish

 

This exciting conference will emphasize resources, methodologies, and social history that help fill in the missing branches on a family tree.

We are looking for:

  • One-hour lectures , including questions & answers, during the conference or for presentations in a Wednesday pre-conference event. 
  • Mealtime presentations of 45 minutes
  • Two-hour workshops (a session in which all participants get the opportunity to utilize the new methodology, tools, website, or technique under the tutelage of the presenter) with hands-on activities in one of these formats:
    • Guided research
    • Flipped classroom
    • I Do, We Do, You Do
  • Wednesday’s pre-conference event will feature 4 session tracks  on the following topics, with the options for other tracks, depending on submissions received:
    • Sharing Your Research Results—videos, articles, books, conversations, gifts
    • Military Research
    • Technical tools that evolved or emerged during the pandemic
    • Advanced uses for DNA research (things for those who started using DNA at least six years ago)

In keeping with our conference theme, “Missing Branches Are Not the End of the Line,” successful proposals will address at least one of these topics:

  • Something requested by our attendees from the list above
  • DNA methodologies, case studies, etc.
  • New England records and repositories
  • Problem solving, methodology, and new approaches to traditional research
  • Sharing and preserving your family history through writing, photography, digital media, etc. 
  • Research planning and project implementation
  • Technology: providing solutions to improve genealogical research
  • Understanding historical context related to genealogy
  • Interesting uses of records including religious, civil, land, probate, military, maritime, and newspapers

Program Committee—NERGC 2023, program@nergc.org