Sunday, November 07, 2010


Request for proposals for supporting speakers for the 2011 MoSGA Conference

The Missouri State Genealogical Association is calling for lecture proposals in preparation for its 2011 Annual Conference, August 5-6, 2011, to be held at the Hilton Executive Center in Columbia, Missouri.

Lectures should be approximately 50 minutes in length. Speakers will be compensated $100 per lecture and will receive a full registration to the conference, which includes the Friday night banquet and Saturday luncheon.

Two-hour workshop proposals will also be considered. Compensation for each workshop will be $200 plus a full conference registration, which includes the Friday night banquet and Saturday luncheon.

Our keynote speaker, Henry Z “Hank” Jones, will be lecturing on “18th Century Emigration”; “When the Sources are Wrong”; and “Family Tradition: Separating Fact from Fiction”.

Lecture proposals from speakers with the following areas of expertise would be welcome (but other topics will be considered): Missouri research; Records & searches in England; Technology in research; Newspaper research using repositories & online databases; Land Records; Migration; Kentucky & Tennessee research; Cemeteries; Ulster & Scottish research; Simplifying research in online databases.

Please include information regarding your experience in lecturing, giving dates and location of recent lectures. MoSGA Conference Committee reserves the right to make the final selection of supporting speakers and therefore makes no guarantee that all submitted proposals will be accepted. Please designate preferred lecture date (August 5 or 6) in your proposal. Thank you.

Proposals must be submitted by e-mail by January 15, 2011 to:

or by postal mail postmarked by January 10, 2011 to:

Conference Speaker Proposal
Missouri State Genealogical Society
PO Box 833
Columbia, Missouri 65205

Nancy Waller Thomas
Conference Chair
Columbia, MO
573-443-6052 [home]

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