- Online registration is now open for the National Genealogical Society (NGS) 2011 Family History Conference. The conference will be May 1114 at the North Charleston Convention Center in Charleston, SC.
Registration for the full event ranges from $175 to $245, depending whether youre 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.