Do NOT Miss the NERGC Conference in Springfield in April!

Are you attending NERGC in Springfield, MA this April 26-29th?

The New England Regional Genealogical Conference (NERGC) is one of the largest – if not THE largest – genealogical conference in the Northeast. NERGC is only held every other year, so you don’t want to miss this!

Genealogical conferences are an absolute essential for genealogists at every level, from newbie to experienced to professional. With so many educational opportunities, conferences push your knowledge and help you find records you may never have considered looking for.

Just as important as the education, meeting new people or seeing old friends is so much fun. There is NOTHING like spending a few days with people who share your passion!

NERGC 2013 was a great event; I presented several DNA lectures, and had between 35 to 100 attendees in each lecture. They were terrific audiences!

Great Education and Programming

NERGC 2017 looks to have a great lineup with MANY difference courses! The excellent featured speakers are Thomas MacEntee, F. Warren Bittner, and Kenyatta D. Berry.

Although the organizers were FAR too light on DNA, as it is consistently the most requested area by genealogists, there are seven DNA presentations and one DNA workshop throughout conference, most of which are on Beginning DNA Day (Wednesday, April 27th).

The full program for the conference is HERE. Even if you ancestry isn’t from New England, you’ll find many courses that interest you!

I’ll be presenting the following:

  • Wednesday (April 27, 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.) –  Fundamentals of Autosomal DNA
  • Wednesday (April 27, 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.) – Genetic Genealogy for Professional Genealogists

Other DNA presenters include Jennifer Zinck, Diahan Southard, Janine Cloud (FTDNA), and Jim Brewster (FTDNA)!

Take Advantage of Early Bird Registration!

Early bird registration for NERGC ends in just two weeks on February 28th. Registration is HERE.

I really hope to see you there! It is an affordable conference in an affordable city, and will propel your genealogy forward!

 

 

4 Responses

  1. Dave Robison 14 February 2017 / 6:18 pm

    Hi, Blaine! Just for the record, with the great demand for DNA education, we’ve added a second workshop. We’ve only worked out the scheduling in the last day or two and we’ll soon advertise it. We had a substantial waiting list which made that decision a no-brainer. The problem was a room in which to conduct the workshop and a schedule that wasn’t too disruptive. Bottom line, though, is that you are absolutely correct! We did, inadvertently, attempt to run short on the subject of DNA. Hopefully, problem solved….

    Dave Robison
    NERGC 2017 Co-Chair

      • Timothy Hartnett 14 February 2017 / 10:31 pm

        Blaine– Hopefully this gets to you. My name is Tim Hartnett and you were in Buffalo, NY a few years back, maybe 5-years or so. You came to the Buffalo Library and talked on DNA. Many from our BIGS/Buffalo International Genealogical Society were there.
        Now many of us are getting into atDNA and I was wondering if and when might be your next trip/tour thru Buffalo, and if you have any plans for another presentation. Now that many of us have been working the DNA testing, and read some of your books, I’m sure we’ll have many more questions than back then when this atDNA was or seemed to be at it’s infancy. I’m sure we could get many more attendees at your next presentation. Please email me at: timhav8tor@gmail.com Thanks so much, Tim

        • Blaine Bettinger 15 February 2017 / 8:52 am

          Tim – I will be at the 2017 Western New York Genealogy Conference in Buffalo this October 7th. I hope to see you there!

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