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
Crossing from Canada
Founding reservations in Connecticut
Loyalists in Quebec
Migration within New England
Newfoundland –New England Connections
Occupations and Vocations
Publishing vs. Vanity Press
Repositories in New England for Researching outside of New England
Settling New Hampshire
Traps and Pitfalls of Research
Vermont in the 18th & 19th Century
Women and Citizenship
Writing for Family History Publications
And Ethnic Presentations for:
Irish to Canada
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, email@example.com