I am very excited that I am about to attend the National Genealogical Society's Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 2014 I attended the conference in Richmond, Virginia. It was a fantastic experience and I learned a lot about researching in Virginia.
This year I hope to learn great skills for researching my North Carolina family members.
I have looked through the long list of lectures and selected those who will best help me with my research. Most of them focus on North Carolina. I also want to learn about ‘Spreadsheets for Genealogists’, ‘Citing Your Sources’ and creating a ‘Free Map Collection in Google Earth’. I hope to leave the conference with practical skills that I can use when I get home again.
After registering for the conference I made a list of my North Carolina family members with any locations and dates that I know. That should help me to focus on the information I want to acquire and to ask helpful, detailed questions.
The Exhibit Hall is another place I hope to visit. At the last conference I bought several books that contained useful information that helped my research. I look forward to filling my arms with books!
Hope to see you at the conference!