Thursday, March 14, 2013

Librarians' Day at conference

Attention librarians! Are you a librarian or archivist who works with family history patrons? Are you waiting for a good reason to sign up for Librarians' Day at the conference?  How about the grand prize worth $2,200 in value!

The committee just received word of a grand prize being offered to librarians by ProGenealogists worth $2,200 value.  ProGenealogists® is the official research firm of  The firm has worked as researchers for PBS's Ancestors Series, African American Lives, the BBC’s TimeWatch series' episode entitled “The Iron Coffin,” and Showtime’s production The Tudors. ProGenealogists provided research for the first three seasons of NBC's Who Do You Think Are? TV series, which was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Reality TV Series." That is twenty hours of professional research by the same team that has worked on WDYTYA TV shows. For more information about ProGenealogists, please visit their site at 

Librarians will also have an opportunity to win personal subscriptions to Fold3 and  Family Tree Maker team at has also donated 10 Family Tree Maker 2012.  Additional door prizes are coming in at this writing. 

This exciting day is sponsored by ProQuest at the LVH-Las Vegas Hotel & Casino on Tuesday, 7th May 2013.  The day has been planned with outstanding speakers:
  • "Confessions from the Reference Desk" by James K. Jeffrey, Collection Specialist in Genealogy at the Denver Public Library
  • "Hookers, Crooks, and Kooks:  Aunt Merle didn’t Run a Boarding House" by Jana Broglin, Certified Genealogist and a Fellow of the Ohio Genealogical Society and Director of FGS
  • "Fact or Fiction:  Finding Truth in Family Legends of Famous Relations" by Crista Cowan, AKA The Barefoot Genealogist at
  • "Strategies for Assisting Patrons to find their Irish Immigrants" by David E. Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA, FIGRS and Chief Genealogical Officer for Family Search
  • "Newspapers – The Story of the West" by J. Mark Lowe, professional researcher, educator (SLIG, IGHR & RIGS Alliance), and worked on Who Do You Think You Are?
Additional information about the NGS conference please visit their site at  Remember early bird registration ends on 19th March 2013. 

Thanks to Kim Harrison, Librarians' Day Chair.

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