The following is a request from National Genealogical Society to anyone who knows of a librarian who is planning to attend the NGS Family History Conference in Charleston, South Carolina and lives in the area:

“Do you know of a librarian who is attending the 2011 NGS Family History Conference or who lives in the Charleston (SC) area?  If so, please let them know about this FREE event for librarians.

NGS’s special pre-conference program for librarians, sponsored by ProQuest, will be held Tuesday, 10 May,8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., at the Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, South Carolina.Librarians who work with family history patrons are encouraged to attend this outstanding program.

How Did that Yankee Get in the Family?” —Michael Hall is a BYU graduate who has worked for Family Search for more than twenty years. He is currently strategic relations manager working with libraries and genealogical societies worldwide.

Putting All Your Library Resources to Use”—George Morgan is president of Aha! Seminars, Inc., a training company providing continuing education for libraries and library consortia.

Solving African American Brick Walls”—Toni Carrier is founding director of the University of South Florida Africana Heritage Project.

Social Networking“—Drew Smith is an academic librarian with the University of South Florida, Tampa.

ProQuest will provide lunch for registered attendees and will be available to answer questions about their products. The program will conclude with a tour of the Charleston County Public Library.

The program is free for Librarians but you must pre-register to attend the event. Registration can be found at Click on pre-conference events.

The National Genealogical Society 2011 Family History Conference begins 11 May 2011 at the Charleston AreaConvention Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, South Carolina. Plan to register and attend this outstanding four-day genealogy conference.”


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