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is now open for the National Genealogical Society (NGS) 2011 Family History Conference.
The conference will be May 11–14 at the North Charleston Convention Center in Charleston,
Registration for the full event ranges from $175 to $245, depending whether
you’re an NGS member, whether you make the early bird deadline (March 11), and whether
you want a printed syllabus. You also can register for a single day of the conference,
which costs $95 to $115.
Tickets also are on sale for the Who
Do You Think You Are? Live! 2011 show Feb. 25-27 in London. This event, affiliated
with the British version of the “Who Do You Think You Are?” tv show, draws about 10,000
attendees. To save a little on tickets, follow the discount
code link Kimberly Powell gives on her About.com Genealogy blog.
Family networking site MyHeritage.com has
launched Family Tree Builder 5.0, the latest version of its free genealogy software.
New features include to-do lists, a Tree Consistency Checker (helps find mistakes
in your family tree data by automatically identifying errors and inconsistencies in
40 categories), improved privacy settings, support for your DNA test results, custom
reports, and the customizable
family tree charts announced recently.
The New England Historic Genealogical Society, which announced its new AmericanAncestors.org site
in August, has officially deactivated the NewEnglandAncestors.org website (the old
URL redirects to the new site). You can get a tutorial on searching the AmericanAncestors.org
databases in the March 2011 Family Tree Magazine, on sale Jan. 11.