I received the following reminder from NGS today, and am looking forward to visiting Charleston, South Carolina:

“Countdown to the NGS 2011 Family History Conference – only 15 more days!

There are over 186 lecture sessions at the NGS conference ranging in topic from technology skills; to military records; to ethnic research; to methodology and skillbuilding! Read more.

There will be nearly 90 different exhibitors in this year’s exhibit hall — just about anything you want or need to help you with your genealogical research.Read more.


Charleston, South Carolina has a very interesting history. Did you know that Charleston’s cobble stone streets were built built from the ballast (stone weights) of ships? Did you know that the Western Hemisphere’s longest cable-stayed bridge, the Arthur J. Ravenel Jr bridge, spans the Charleston Harbor? The bridge connects Charleston and Mount Pleasant. Visit Charleston in May and share your love of family history with over 2,000 other family historians.


Pre-registration for the NGS 2011 Family History Conference ends 26 April 2011. So be sure you register today! You can also register on-site at the North Charleston Convention Center beginning 10 May 2011. Location details and hours are listed below.

Attendee Check-In and On-Site Registration Hours

The NGS 2011 Family History Conference will be located at the North Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston, South Carolina. Even though you have registered for the conference, you are expected to check-in and pick up your conference bag, program and syllabus on CD (Printed syllabus, if pre-ordered before early bird deadline). Please bring you ID to check-in.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

12:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

7:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

7:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Friday, 13 May 2011

7:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

7:00 a.m.–12 p.m.”



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