The following is a press release written by the National Genealogical Society:
FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA, 6 JUNE 2023—The National Genealogical Society (NGS) and Genealogy ConferenceKeeper.org, Inc. (ConferenceKeeper), announce an agreement to merge before the end of the year. ConferenceKeeper is the most complete, entirely free, online calendar of genealogy conferences and events. “We are thrilled to welcome ConferenceKeeper and its manager extraordinaire Tami Osmer Mize into the NGS family,” said President Kathryn M. Doyle.
Created in 2012, ConferenceKeeper was the brainchild of Jen Baldwin. In 2015, Baldwin passed it on to Eowyn Langholf Walker and Tami Osmer Mize. Mize has been its sole manager since 2016 and will continue in this role as a consultant for NGS.
ConferenceKeeper will continue to support local genealogical societies, libraries, and genealogy-related businesses by providing a wider audience for their programs. The website will offer its calendar of thousands of genealogical education opportunities as a free resource for everyone interested in furthering their knowledge of family history research. ConferenceKeeper will also continue to accept genealogy-related advertising. NGS member organizations will benefit from a special advertising rate and increased visibility for their events.
“ConferenceKeeper and NGS make a great match,” said Mize. “Both organizations are dedicated to furthering genealogy education. With this agreement, the ability for ConferenceKeeper to reach an even wider audience will benefit those seeking education and those providing the opportunities. The efficiencies we gain together and the additional support that we can provide for genealogy organizations make this a win-win for both NGS and ConferenceKeeper.”
“We look forward to ensuring that family history researchers will have access to links to local, regional, and national conferences and events here in the United States and worldwide through ConferenceKeeper,” said Doyle.