Thursday, May 4, 2017

National Genealogy Conference

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!

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Dara said...

Enjoy! and if you learn anything interesting, so share on your blog when you return.

Marian B. Wood said...

Have a wonderful time. I was at NGS in Richmond also, and it was a very valuable experience. Looking forward to hearing about your adventures!

Charlie Purvis said...

I know you will have a fantastic Conference next week. Wish I could be there also.

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Thanks for all the good wishes. I hope to blog as I go along but that depends on the time I have & the wifi at the hotel.