Monday, May 21, 2007

Back from NGS

I spent last week at National Genealogical Society's Conference in the States in Richmond, Virginia. It was wonderful, as usual. I spoke to Greg Boyd of Arphax and encouraged him to get more Mississippi volumes out in their wonderful map series. Several of the used book dealers had a few books that Mississippi researchers might find useful if researching in the counties addressed in the volumes. Willow Bend Books had their usual selection of Mississippi books, including the 1860 Agricultural Census index volumes and the 1st volume of the 1890 census reconstruction. Jonathan Sheppard Books always has some 8 1/2 x 11 maps of various states, including Mississippi.

Next year's NGS will be held in Kansas City, Missouri on May 14-18, 2008. The 2009 conference will be in Raleigh, North Carolina.

While we are on the topic of conferences, this year's Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference will be held in Fort Wayne, Indiana on August 15-18. The 2008 conference will be in Philadelphia on September 3-6, 2008. The 2009 conference will be in Little Rock. Lots of Mississippians should go to the Little Rock Conference.



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