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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Youth Workshop at NGS Richmond

NGS in Richmond is just around the corner, and boy am I and my kids really excited about it.  Yep, they will be attending their 2nd national conference with me.  Well, just for the Saturday Youth Workshop this time and not the whole shebang.  Unfortunately May is statewide testing for Virginia which means no missing school to attend an awesome event with your mom.

Did you know that there is a youth workshop planned?  How about a student rate of $50 for the conference?  Well… there are!  The Saturday program sounds amazing and I know my kids have already said it looks good to them too.  However, that may because it is a chance to hang out with other kids and not their mom.  You know how embarrassing moms can be right?

It is a free event to those who sign up before April 22nd.  Space is limited though so make sure that you sign up soon!  Still need more information?  The schedule was released on the website and I copied parts of it below.  You can see the full schedule here along with who you should contact about signing up your kids, grand-kids, nieces, nephews, or other youth in your life.

10 May 2014 Youth Workshop Program:

8:15 a.m. Check-in
8:30 a.m. Welcome and brief family history video.
8:50 a.m. Learn about the Rubincam Youth Award. Details can be found here
9:00 a.m. Scout leaders briefly explain the Genealogy Badge
9:30 a.m. Attend lecture, “Tools to Help You Share Family Stories” by Tammy A. Hepps, owner of Treelines.
10:30 a.m. Visit the Exhibit Hall with more than 100 vendors including subscription genealogy database providers, software developers, booksellers, genealogy societies, genetic testing, and much more.
11:00 a.m. Exhibitors and FamilySearch will provide computers and assistance in exploring their family history research data bases.
12:00 p.m. End of program

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