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National Genealogical Society Announces Live Streaming Broadcast

Press Release

Contact: Erin Shifflett

Phone: 703-525-0050 ext. 112                                                                                                                   

eshifflett@ngsgenealogy.org                                                                                                                

For Release: 5 March 2014

 

National Genealogical Society Announces

Live Streaming Broadcast

2014 Family History Conference

Richmond, Virginia 7–10 May 2014

 

Arlington, VA, 5 March 2014: The National Genealogical Society (NGS) announces the live streaming of ten lectures from the NGS 2014 Family History Conference, which will be held 7‒10 May 2014, in Richmond, Virginia.  The upcoming conference will be the first time NGS has provided a portion of the conference to NGS members and others across the United States and overseas who are unable to attend the conference in person.

 

Details of the live streaming program can be found at on the NGS Conference website athttp://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/attend/live-streaming-at-ngs2014....  NGS has selected some of the most popular topics and nationally known speakers for the two featured tracks. Registrants for live streaming can select either track or the bundled package that includes both tracks.

  • Track One: Records and Research Techniques can be viewed on Thursdayafternoon, 8 May 2014, and Friday morning, 9 May 2014. Join the conference from home and learn about best practices and research sources.
  • Track Two: Virginia Resources and Migration Patterns can be viewed on Friday afternoon, 9 May 2014, and Saturday morning, 10 May 2014. Learn about Virginia’s records and her people who moved south and west to new lands pushing the frontier ever forward.

 

Registration for live streaming will close at midnight 30 April 2014. All registrants will receive an electronic version of the NGS 2014 Family History Conference Syllabus. Registration is discounted for NGS Members.   

 

Track

Selection

Included

Formats

Member

Price

Non-Member

Price

Track Descriptions

Track One or

Track Two

Live Streaming

and three months

access to  Track One or Two

 

 

$65.00

 

 

$80.00

Records and Research Techniques. Five lectures on Thursday afternoon, 8 May 2014, andFriday morning, 9 May 2014or

Virginia Resources and Migration Patterns. Five lectures on Friday afternoon, 9 May 2014, and Saturday morning, 10 May 2014.

Bundled Package

Track One andTrack Two

Live Streaming

and three months

access to both Tracks

$115.00

$145.00

Records and Research Techniques. Five lectures on Thursday afternoon, 8 May 2014, andFriday morning, 9 May 2014and Virginia Resources and Migration Patterns. Five lectures on Friday afternoon, 9 May 2014, andSaturday morning, 10 May 2014.

 

Once registered, you can watch the event live, or if you have other commitments on those dates, you can view the sessions as many times as you want for ninety days following the conference (through 10 August 2014). NGS has selected PlayBackNow to broadcast the live sessions and to provide the recorded sessions for later viewing. Instructions for viewing the live streaming will be sent to registrants before 6 May 2014.

 

For those fortunate enough to be able to attend the conference in person and chose from ten tracks and more than 175 lectures over four days, a reminder that the discounted Early Bird registration will close on 24 March 2014. Conference attendees may also benefit from NGS live streaming by registering to the view either track or the bundled package, which they will be able to view after they return home. By selecting different lecture presentations to hear live at the conference, they can expand their overall conference experience.

 

Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogy education, high research standards, and the preservation of genealogical records. The Arlington, Virginia-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.

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