NGS Wrap Up

Today I thought I would share some of the things I learned this week at the NGS conference. I confess the list is a bit random, but after four days of intensive genealogy…. I think you get the picture. Pack light. Come with a plan and objectives. Attend sessions about geographic areas that are new [...]

NGS – Day Four

The final day.

I started the day with an early session on using creative non-fiction to enhance genealogic writing. I picked up techniques and tips to make my genealogy write-ups more interesting to the reader. In other words, I picked up tips on writing so my family actually reads about our ancestors.

Another session on [...]

NGS – Day Three

I started off my morning attending Angela McGhie’s session on newspaper research. Angela did a fantastic job of presenting how to use newspapers in your research and how to find those newspapers. I confess I do not use the newspapers as a resource nearly as much as I should. I have a recent subscription to [...]

NGS – Day Two

I started off my Thursday morning attending a excellent session on Kentucky research presented by Don Richmyer of the Kentucky Historical Society. I know what you are thinking. I do not do Kentucky research. No, I do not have have direct ancestor lines in Kentucky, but I (we) do have collateral Talbott and Owen lines [...]

NGS – Day One

My first day actually started Tuesday night with a blogger dinner hosted by FamilySearch.org. I met new blogger friends, and I encourage you to stop by their blogs:

Karen’s Chatt by Karen Bennett GeneaJulia by Julia Langel Karen’s Genealogy Oasis by Karen Blackmore The Passionate Genealogist by Ruth Blair Here are a few things I [...]

Leaving on a Jet Plane……

I will be attending the National Genealogy Conference in Cincinnati this week. I am so excited! I will be posting this week about my experiences and the people I meet.

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