2021 NERGC Conference
March 31 - May 31
The 2021 NERGC conference will be held virtually!
April 1 to May 31, 2021
The Connecticut Society of Genealogists is proud to be a participating society in The New England Regional Genealogical Conference (NERGC). NERGC is held every two years at various locations in New England.
Please follow the link to the NERGC conference page for registration and more information
CSG NERGC Speaker Spotlight
These CSG Board Members will be speaking at NERGC
Edwin W. Strickland II. “No Stone Unturned: Getting the Most from Graveyards” is one of the pre-recorded presentations for Virtual NERGC 2021. Ed is a Past President and a current Governor of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Past President and current Genealogist of Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor, a charter member of the Connecticut Professional Genealogist Council, and a charter member National Society of the Descendants of the Textile Workers of America. Following his retirement from the University of Connecticut Health Center in 2000, he has turned his attention to editing, teaching, lecturing and serving the greater genealogical community. He is the editor of several Foote Family genealogies, compiler of 12 volumes of descendants of the Founders of Windsor, and co-compiler of Seven Generations of Descendants of John Strickland (c1600-1672). Virtual NERGC 2021, with 72 sessions, 11 Speaker Chats, 8 Special Interest Groups, the Ancestor Road Show, and Exhibit Hall is a bargain, less than half the cost of most other virtual conferences that are currently being advertised!
Pauline Merrick. CSG Board Member Pauline C. Merrick’s “Researching Freed and Enslaved in Colonial Connecticut” is one of the pre-recorded presentations for Virtual NERGC 2021. Pauline has a lifelong interest in genealogy. She is the published author of a book and several journal articles. Her experience lies mainly in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York research, making the most of online resources, and interpretation and correlation of records. DNA for genealogy has fascinated her for several years, and she has planned DNA research programs and assisted others in interpreting their results. She lectures on Connecticut research and DNA. In addition to serving on CSGs Board of Governors, Pauline conducts special projects for the Samuel Huntington Homestead in Scotland, Connecticut. Her website can be found at PaulineCMerrick.com. Registration for Virtual NERGC before March 25 ensures first access to several very important things: a link to the conference syllabus; a link to register for the Table Topics event; information on registration for the SIG sessions; and the all-important link to enter the Virtual Attendee Hub!
Jennifer Zinck. CSG Board Member Jennifer Zinck’s “Finding and Using Connecticut Vital Records” is one of the pre-recorded presentations for Virtual NERGC 2021. In addition, Jennifer will be co-leading a Live Chat on New England vital records on Tuesday, May 11. A professional genealogist with nearly 20 years of research experience, Jen is a researcher, writer, and speaker who specializes in Connecticut resources and DNA evidence for genealogy. In addition to serving on CSG’s Board of Governors, she is currently serving her third term as the President of the Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council. She has served as an Academic Professional at Boston University, Metropolitan College, instructing the Forensic Genealogy module for the Genealogical Research Certificate Program. Jennifer frequently speaks and presents workshops at libraries and senior centers on topics including beginner and intermediate genealogy, online resources, genetic genealogy, methodology and problem solving, and technology for genealogy. Virtual NERGC 2021 is a bargain, less than half the cost of most other virtual conferences that are currently being advertised! Registration for Virtual NERGC before March 25 ensures first access to the link to the conference syllabus; a link to register for the Table Topics event; information on registration for the SIG sessions; and the all-important link to enter the Virtual Attendee Hub!