Thursday, March 30, 2017

Librarians and Local Historians Day at NERGC 26 April 2017

Breaking News!  

Robert (Bob) Charles Anderson of NEHGS will be a guest speaker at the Librarians and Local Historians Day luncheon sponsored by ProQuest.  He will discuss The Great Migration Study Project and his latest research during the luncheon.  You won’t want to miss out on this rare opportunity to hear Bob share his tremendous genealogical knowledge and expertise!  Seating is limited. Register today for this great all-day program (full conference registration is not required). 

Americans are getting more interested in genealogy because it’s trending with the public, as are libraries and librarians.  There is a great lineup of speakers for this full day event.   The strategic focus of Curt Witcher’s main presentation—Making the Financial Case for Genealogical Librarianship—shows that genealogy can attract funding for both groups. Partnerships between the two communities of practice would benefit both. Rhonda Clark’s book and presentation, Fostering Family History Services at Your Library, focuses on just that point. Curt’s second presentation, Online Resources Off the Beaten Path, highlights public domain resources for genealogical reference that don’t require a budget. Also of note is panelist Rachel Onuf who is the roving archivist for Massachusetts.  Many historical societies could benefit from a visit from her (at least in Massachusetts). 

New England Regional Genealogical Consortium website:

20 page PDF of the conference program (note that the luncheon speaker for the Librarian’s Day was changed to Bob Anderson, which is not reflected on page 5):

Register at this link: 

“Thank you!” to Sharon Christenson, chair of the Library Day committee for NERGC 2017 for providing the information and flyer for this blog post.


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Librarians and Local Historians Day at NERGC  26 April 2017", Nutfield Genealogy, posted March 30, 2017, ( accessed [access date]).

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