NGS 2015 Conference & St. Louis Area Genealogy Resources

By Diane Haddad

I’m getting excited for our road trip next week to the National Genealogical Society annual conference, May 13-16 in St. Charles, Mo., right outside of St. Louis.

Library of Congress

I love the chance conferences give to meet folks in our Family Tree Magazine genealogy community and to catch up with magazine contributors. I hope you’ll come by booth 618 in the exhibit hall, where we’ll be teaming up with these genealogy experts offering free, short Outside the Box sessions:

Here’s the Outside the Box schedule for NGS 2015:

    On the way to NGS, I’ll also be able to wave to my alma mater in St. Louis. My five years as a St. Louisan happened long before I was working in genealogy, but among the local history lessons that stick out in my mind are:

    • the 1904 World’s Fair, officially the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, is a major point of historical pride in St. Louis. The city’s beautiful Forest Park and several features within it are relics of the fair.

    If you have St. Louis, St. Charles or Missouri ancestors, you’ll want to take the opportunity to research while at the conference. Many of the following resources also have helpful information online, in case you have to sit this one out:

    I hope to see you there!