2009 NGS Family History Conference-Local Tours, Pre-Conference Sessions, Free Events, and More
The 2009 NGS Family History Conference in Raleigh will take place in the brand new Raleigh Convention Center. Hotel accommodations are in the adjoining new Marriott Hotel or nearby at the Sheraton or New Clarion Hotels. All conference hotels are offering free parking to guests.
Raleigh is the capital of the state of North Carolina and is known as the "City of Oaks" for its many oak trees. It is the second most populous city in North Carolina after Charlotte. It was founded in 1792 as North Carolina's capital city and named for Sir Walter Raleigh.
Downtown Raleigh has undergone much recent development with more than $1.3 billion in investment, including the brand-new Raleigh Convention Center and Marriott Hotel. Fayetteville Street in downtown has undergone a major renaissance with outside artwork, outdoor dining, and many restaurants. Raleigh-Durham International Airport is just 15 minutes from downtown.
Attendees of the 2009 NGS Family History Conference will find Raleigh a great place to stay. In addition to the conference, visitors can explore the many great cultural and historical offerings in the city, and attend local tours, pre-conference, and free events. A complete listing of all the sessions and tours is available here: