Thursday, August 9, 2007

Pacific Northwest Historians Guild 2008 Conference: Special Call To Genealogists and Family Historians

Pacific Northwest Historians Guild Conference, 2008

The 2008 Guild Conference will have as its theme the Civil War in the Pacific Northwest, and will take place on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at Seattle's Museum of History & Industry. Visit the Guild website for the general call for presentations.

The Program Committee is issuing a special call to genealogists and family historians for presentations on Civil War family history, with a link to the Pacific Northwest. It is difficult to stipulate what such links might be. The connection may be as simple as that shortly after an east coast Civil War experience, a veteran migrated to Oregon, Washington, Idaho or British Columbia. Or that an ancestor was assisted by the Freedman's Bureau. Or that the individual or family lived in the PNW during the Civil War, in town, on a reservation, on a homestead or at the goldfields.

The Committee's hope is that there will be enough family history presentations to comprise a session, and that from now on, each Guild conference will feature such a session.

The Guild encourages submissions from a wide variety of presenters; Guild audiences include journalists, educators, historians, historical society members, students and people with a history interest. Proposals should include a title, presenter contact information, brief presenter biography, and a paragraph describing the presentation. Submissions should be postmarked by October 1, 2007, and mailed to Lorraine McConaghy.

Museum of History & Industry
2700 24th Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98112

For more information, contact Lorraine McConaghy, Program Chair, at
lorraine.mcconaghy@seattlehistory.org, or phone 206/324-1685 x23.

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