Family History Research

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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Tuesday’s Tip – Visit the Springfield, Missouri Library

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.

 

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