Family History Research

Wisdom Wednesday – Saturday FGS Conference Sessions

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?

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Wisdom Wednesday – Friday FGS Conference Sessions

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.

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Wisdom Wednesday – Thursday FGS Conference Sessions

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.

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Wisdom Wednesday – FGS 2011 Conference Sessions

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.

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