NGS Conference in Charleston, May 11 -14

Although the Beaufort District Collection is not a genealogical collection per se, we know that many of our in-house customers spend their research time delving into family history. The National Genealogical Society's 33rd Family History Conference is nearby and it would be neglectful of me not to mention it. 

The NGS Conference will offer some 150 lectures on such Civil War-related topics as life on the battlefields, prisoner of war records, and analysis of war photographs, among many other broader topics, May 11 -14 in the Charleston (S.C.) Area Convention Center. An exhibit area will be open and free to the public and will feature the latest in genealogical software, online research providers, and DNA testing services.

Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogy education, high research standards, and the preservation of genealogical records.

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
 
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.