While many think of “NERGC” as a conference, it is really much more. Originally formed over twenty years ago, NERGC is an association of genealogical societies seeking to bring affordable, cutting edge, national-quality genealogical education within the reach of New England genealogists and family historians at an affordable regional price.
In 2006 the New England Regional Genealogical Consortium, Inc. was incorporated in the State of Connecticut as a non-profit educational organization with the following objectives:
- To promote an interest in genealogy,
- To promote skills and a level of expertise of genealogists through sponsorship of educational conferences and other periodic educational activities as the Board may determine,
- To promote harmony and cooperation among genealogical societies,
- To promote adherence to accepted standards for the use and care of genealogical records.
In 2009, the Internal Revenue Service determined that NERGC was exempt from Federal income tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and that contributions to NERGC are deductible under section 170 of the Code.
To date, NERGC has produced thirteen conferences in every state in New England:
|2019||3-6 April||Manchester, New Hampshire||1,050|
|2017||26-29 April||Springfield, Massachusetts||1,050|
|2015||15-18 April||Providence, Rhode Island||almost 1,000|
|2013||17-21 April||Manchester, New Hampshire||874|
|2011||6-10 April||Springfield, Massachusetts||830|
|2009||22-26 April||Manchester, New Hampshire||739|
|2007||26-29 April||Hartford, Connecticut||745|
|2005||31 March – 3 April||Portland, Maine||720|
|2003||5-9 November||Falmouth, Massachusetts|
|2000||31 May – 3 June||Providence, Rhode Island (local host for an NGS event)|
|1998||22-25 October||Portland, Maine|
|1997||24-27 April||Cromwell, Connecticut|
|1995||12-14 October||Burlington, Vermont|
|1994||21-23 April||Manchester, New Hampshire|
|1992||25-26 April||Sturbridge, Massachusetts|