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Friday Family History Roundup

Wondering what's going in the family history world? Here's a selection of genealogy events, family history project ideas, and resources we've gathered.

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Little Memories

A few upcoming genealogy conferences:

March 31 to April 2, 2011 - Columbus, Ohio
The 50th Annual Ohio Genealogical Society Conference "Genealogy through the centuries"
Featured sessions include:
- Beginning genealogy
- Ohio-specific records
- Ethnic research
- Military resources
- Technology
- Methodology

While you're there, visit the nearby Ohio Historical Center, the headquarters of the Ohio Historical Society and the home of the Ohio history research library and the State Archives of Ohio. Online points of interest include Ohio Memory, a digital library that includes historic and archaeological photographs, history, natural history and archival collections; and The Ohio Newspaper Digitization Project, which with the help of The National Digital Newspaper Program has digitized 100,000 Ohio newspaper pages from 1880-1920.

April 6-10 2011 - Springfield, Massachusetts
The 11th New England Regional Genealogical Conference Exploring New Paths to Your Roots
Features include:
- Keynote speakers: John Phillip Colletta & Paul Miner
- Over 60 expert speakers
- The Society Fair
- Socializing and networking
- Special Workshops
- Special interest groups
- The Ancestors Road Show

For more event information and daily schedules visit: http://www.nergc.org/

Are you attending a genealogy event soon? Let us know!

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