The conference is almost here. I have a To Do List. I like to do preparations so I can maximize the experience and squeeze every drop of knowledge from the assembled experts.
I am double checking the schedule to firm up my choices for the sessions. Thanks to 'The Ancestry Insider' I learned that I can download the syllabus in advance of the conference. Being able to read the details of each session has been a terrific help in making my final selection of sessions. I have printed out those I will attend so I can follow along & take notes. On each session's syllabus I wrote the time & room number. I plan to print out a map of the facility so I do not waste time wandering in a daze.
The Exhibit Hall is on my schedule. I would like to purchase local histories & record books. I made and printed out a list of my books so that I do not buy something I already have.
The battery in my camera is charged. My genealogy bag has the standard office supplies ready including a clipboard and highlighter.
I reviewed my family research and printed out a list of my North Carolina family members who I'd like to learn more about. It is my hope that list will aid during sessions & in purchasing books in the Exhibit Hall.
Of course, the only thing I have not done yet is pack my suitcase! I have papers, plans & pens but no pants or purse. I guess that shows my priorities. Ha!
North Carolina Family
Thomas Ashley, Jr. b c 1710 - d 1790 Bertie Co.; Found in Bertie Co. 1735
Richard Dillon b 1745 Norfolk - d 1833 MS; Note: in Bertie Co 1759 - 1781
Theophilous Dillon b 1796 Bertie Co. - d c 1879 LA; Son of Richard
Willis D. Dillon b 1787 Bertie Co.; Son of Richard
Humphrey Lawrence b c 1726 - d 1772 Bertie Co.; Found in co. beginning 1742
Peter P. Lawrence b c 1780 Bertie Co. - d 1852 Edgecombe Co.
Robert Lawrence b c 1680 VA - d 1744 Bertie Co.
Joanna (Dillon) Smith b 1778 Bertie Co.
Isaac Alford b 1748 Bute Co.; Note: Son of Julius
John Alford b c 1747 Bute Co. - d AL; Note: Son of Julius
Moses Brown b 1777 Craven - d 1838 OH; Note: 1790 in SC
Aaron Brown b 1769 Craven - d 1840 OH; Note: left NC c 1818
John Brown b c 1767 Craven; Note: left NC c 1806
Daniel Brown b 1779 Craven; Note: Left NC c 1818
Lodwick Alford b c 1707 VA - d c 1800 NC; Note: Moved to county c 1740
Goodrich Alford b c 1710VA - d c 1753 NC; Note: Moved to county c 1740
Granville County (formed from Edgecombe)
Julius Alford b 1717 VA - d 1771 NC; In county beginning 1753/various counties
Jacob Alford b 1761 Bute Co.- d LA; In Bute, Granville, Franklin Cos. Left NC 1788
Edward Brown b 1730 - d 1797 Jones Co.
Hardy Brown b c 1771 - d c 1799 Jones Co