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.
Do you have southwest Missouri roots? Have you checked out the Springfield, Missouri, main branch of their library system? The library has a huge room full of genealogy materials for not only Missouri but other states. There are shelves of family histories and Missouri county histories and resources.
I visited the library a week ago and while I had limited time, was able to locate a lot of good information. The Genealogy and Local History section is a large open room with plenty of tables with lamps and electrical outlets for researchers. Research librarians were available to answer questions and the Ozarks Genealogical Society had a section of information.
Check them out the next time you are in Greene County, Missouri and need to do some Missouri research.