The following press release was written by the (U.S.) National Genealogical Society:
FALLS CHURCH, VA, 16 FEBRUARY 2021—The National Genealogical Society (NGS) will host a new Focus on Societies Day on Friday, 21 May 2021, as part of its weeklong virtual NGS 2021 Family History Conference.
NGS recognizes that genealogical societies, historical societies, and family organizations are the backbone of the genealogy community and are an important source of information and knowledge for budding family historians. The all-day event is devoted to presentations offering expert advice for society leaders on managing and growing their genealogical or historical societies. Jill Morelli will kick off the event with ideas and new opportunities for societies based on lessons learned during the pandemic. The day will feature fourteen session topics to choose from focused on sharing best practices, building leadership, attracting new members, planning online meetings and events, developing newsletters and other publications, and more.
Societies are invited to fill out an online form to hear their societies mentioned during the event. NGS will record some portions of the workshop and make them available to member organizations on its website.
Registration for the Focus on Societies Day is now open. To learn more about the NGS 2021 Virtual Family History Conference’s weeklong events, 17−21 May, visit the conference website. A discounted Early Bird registration fee is available through 15 March 2021.