And finally, the last day of the conference. These are the sessions I plan to attend.
Don’t Get Burned: Getting Around the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 (I may change this if I can hear Tony speak at the 2012 DuPage County Genealogical Society Conference).
Successful Cemetery Stalking
Discovering the Goldmine of Knowledge in Court Records
The Place of Place in Your Family History Narrative: Anchoring Your Family History in Its Setting
Discovering Midwestern Repositories (I may change this if I can hear Lou speak at the 2012 DuPage County Genealogical Society Conference).
The 1940 Census – I am so excited for this to be released in April 2012! Are you?
Good morning! Let’s take a look at the wisdom I will gain from the FGS Friday sessions.
Records & Repositories at the Crossroads of America – Indiana Research
Demystifying Eastern European Research
The Value-Added Professional
Using “Correlation” to Reveal Facts That No Record States
Something For Everyone! Or Not? Establishing the Right Presentation Mix
St. Louis: The Gateway to the West
Some great sessions to learn about growing as a professional genealogist, locating new records and improving my presentations and presentation skills.
Last week I shared with you the sessions I am taking on Wednesday at the FGS Conference. Today I would like to share my Thursday sessions. I hope to gain a lot of wisdom from these.
Opening Session and Keynote Address
Illinois Migration & Settlement Patterns
Building a House History
Iowa History and Resources
Researching Your World War I Ancestor
I wish the conference was this month! There are several of those sessions I could use today. Oh well, at least I am one week closer to the conference date.
As you know, I’m one of the Official Bloggers for FGS 2011. You can read more about that on my Generations site. I was reading blog posts the other day and came across one by Laura at It’s All Relative called FGS 2011 Registration.
Laura wrote about some of the sessions she is planning to attend. I will be in a couple of those myself! I thought I would share the sessions I chose for Wednesday. I will talk about other sessions in future posts.
Wednesday, September 7
Plenary Session: How Will Our Society Survive? Do We Alter, Mutate, Modify, Shift or Switch?
But It’s My Family: Copyright Issues for Genealogists
21st Century Marketing Techniques for Genealogists/Genealogical Societies
Effective Editing and Writing
RPAC Session on saving genealogical records in archives for societies
Designing a Publication
Wednesday will be filled with sessions to help me grow as a professional genealogist and grow my business. Having already published one book, To Soar with the Tigers and several tip sheets, all found in my store, this day will really provide an education. I am already planning to write two new tip sheets this summer on OneNote and Using Maps in Chicago Research and have two book ideas in the works.
Stay tuned for more conference updates here and on my Generations page. You can also follow me on Twitter @jencoffeelover.