Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Vendors- Societies of the Eastern United States

Not all of the geographic-based societies represented at the NGS conference this year are from the Midwest. We’d like to give a warm welcome to these out-of-town visitors. We hope you’ll pay them a visit while attending NGS.
Learn More About Societies


The Virginia Genealogical Society (VGS)
The Virginia Genealogical Society was organized in 1960 to foster interest in genealogical, biographical, historical and heraldic research; to publish information pertaining to genealogy; and to share genealogical methods, techniques and knowledge among the members of the society. The society publishes a quarterly, the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, and a bi-monthly newsletter. VGS sponsors an annual conference in Richmond and a biannual genealogical institute. In 2007, the Virginia Genealogical Society will co-host the NGS Conference in the States, "Rediscover Virginia: 400 Years of Family History" on May 16-19. To learn more, stop by Booth 304 or visit their website: http://www.vgs.org/

The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society (G&B)
For nearly 400 years, New York has been known for the diversity of its people. Whether your ancestors were among the first Europeans or Africans who came to New Netherland, or the Native Americans who were already living here, or whether they were among the long stream of immigrants from all over the world who came in the subsequent years, the G&B can help you learn more about those ancestors and the world in which they lived.

The G&B is a membership organization, and new members are always welcome. Benefits of membership include access to all of the Library's collections (published materials, manuscripts, and microforms); subscriptions to the Society’s two quarterly publications, the Record and the Researcher, and discounts on other publications; unlimited queries on the NYG&B Bulletin Board, four free queries per year, published in the Researcher and on the G&B website; access to the Member's Area, and reduced fees for educational programs and the library's record search service. For details, visit Booth 201 or see the G&B website: http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/

The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)
The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is the oldest genealogical society in the country. For over 150 years, NEHGS has helped new and experienced researchers trace their heritage in New England and around the world. Today the Society has over 20,000 members worldwide and a professional staff which includes leading genealogists and experts in American, English, Irish, Scottish, and Canadian research. Members have online access to over 110 million names; on-site use of the research library, including special collections and manuscripts; subscriptions to New England Ancestors and The Register; and discounts on goods and services. Members can also take advantage of the Society’s circulating library, with over 23,000 books loaned in the year 2000.

While at NGS, be sure to stop by Booths 509 and 511 to learn more about NEHGS. And on your next visit to Boston, be sure to include a trip to NEHGS to see the vast collection of books, manuscripts, microfilms, and electronic resources, and experience first-hand the expertise of their staff of professional genealogists. See http://www.NewEnglandAncestors.org for further information.

Be sure to drop by these booths while at NGS and let them help you plan your next trip “Back East.”

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