So I finally registered for the FGS 2011 Conference, which will be held in Springfield, Illinois, September 7-10, 2011. There’s plenty of time to register for the conference, but if you want to save some $$ you’ll have to register before July 1.
This is my first national conference for genealogy and I am very excited to attend. Will you be attending? If so, leave a comment or email me privately. I look forward to seeing (and meeting) fellow genealogists. Hope to see you there!
Here’s what my itinerary looks like:
- 8:30-9:15 - Plenary Session: How Will Our Society Survive? Do We Alter, Mutate, Modify, Shift or Switch?
- 9:30-10:30 - Tour Guide and Travel Agent: Planning Your Society's Next Research Trip
- 11:00-12:00 - How to Develop and Implement Affordable Membership Benefits
- 2:00-3:00 - Becoming the Outstanding Leader Your Society Needs
- 3:30-4:30 - Printed vs. Online Publishing for Societies
- 5:00-6:00 - Building a Society Education Program for Genealogists and Family Historians
- 6:00-8:00 – An Old Fashioned Prairie Social
- 9:00-10:00 - Opening Session and Keynote Address
- 11:00-12:00 - Overlooked War of 1812 Records in the National Archives
- 12:15-??? – ISGS Luncheon
- 2:00-3:00 - Immigrant Cluster Communities: Past, Present, and Future
- 3:30-4:30 - Iowa History and Resources
- 5:00-6:00 - Going Beyond the Bare Bones: Reconstructing Your Ancestors' Lives
- 8:00-10:30 - BCG Certification Seminar
- 11:00-12:00 - Researching Your Indian Wars Ancestor before the Civil War
- 12:15-??? – APG Luncheon
- 2:00-3:00 - Using "Correlation" to Reveal Facts That No Record States
- 3:30-4:30 - Avoiding Pitfalls in New England Research
- 5:00-6:00 - Lessons from a Snoop: Collaterals and Associates
- 6:30-??? – FGS 35th Anniversary Gala
- 8:00-9:00 - Land. Tax. and Court Records: Used Together Enhance Genealogical Data
- 9:30-10:30 - Options in Post-Adoption Research
- 11:00-12:00 - Michigan Roots: Genealogy Research in the Wolverine State
- 12:15-??? – NGS Luncheon
- 2:00-3:00 - Online, On Microfilm, And In Print: Finding Ancestors in Newspapers
- 3:30-4:30 - The Genealogical Proof Standard: What It Is and What It Is Not
- 5:00-6:00 - Using Diaries and Journals to Add Personality to Your Research
- 10:00-12:00 – Farewell Brunch
For more information about these and other sessions, or the conference in general, visit the FGS 2011 Conference website.