Special Announcement!
I am really looking forward to both Spring and the NGS Family History Conference. I hope you are too. Actually, everyone that I have talked to is done with winter and looking forward to warmer weather and different activities.

Speaking of different activities. This conference is different- at least for us. This is the first national conference that we are the hosts for AND this is the first national genealogical conference in the great state of Michigan! We are pleased to be a part of this. Hope you don’t miss out on being in on some of the firsts with us!

National Genealogical Society’s 40th Family History Conference is in Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2-5 May 2018!

So…. have you registered yet?

Early Bird discount is available until March 20th.
You can register for the conference, tours and special meal events until April 20th.
After that you can register for the conference in person at the DeVos Convention Center. That registration starts at noon on Tuesday, May 1st.

Have you seen the program and checked out the speakers?

Check them out at: conference.ngsgenealogy.org/program/. Click on NGS Conference Blog at the upper right side of the screen and select the topics you are interested in.

Want to know more? Check out the NGS Family History Conference blog posts at: http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/blog/

Society Night is free and open to the public. It will be Wednesday, May 2nd from 5 to 8 pm, in the Center Concourse of the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. 30 Genealogical Societies from around the state will be there to share what they have been working on making available to the researcher. Don’t forget to check them out.

The Vendor Hall is also free and open to the public. There are 73 vendors that will be there with their books, maps, programs, technology, and expertise to answer all your questions. Make sure you check them out. You will be amazed at what you see!

Our society is made up of volunteers and volunteers are what we need to make this an absolutely fabulous event for everyone. You can volunteer to be a room monitor, work in registration, answer questions, and more. Go to http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/volunteer/ to check out what is still needed and see how you can help. You can volunteer for one session, a few hours, a day – make it what works for you. Questions? contact Maureen and Sue at NGSHelpers@wmgs.org

Didn’t find the answer to your question in this message? Please do not hesitate to contact us and ask!

Mindy Koole – President
Western Michigan Genealogical Society