Wednesday, August 28, 2019

GenFriends~Genealogy Conferences-News,Learning, Fun and More!

This time on GenFriends, the panel and discuss genealogy conferences.
Just back from the Federation of Genealogical Societies in Washington, DC, we talk about the recent announcement of the upcoming merger of FGS and NGS (the National Genealogical Society) and what it means to the genealogy world.
Local, regional national and genealogy cruises can help you with your research skills,  connect with other genealogists, find others researching your area or surnames and are just plain fun!
We share tips such as putting together your schedule ahead of time using either the printed program or taking advantage of an app is created for the conference.

Look for what is going on in your area. Are there local or regional meetings you can attend?
If not, we challenge you to start your own!
Visit the local library or archives and see what they can do to help you!

The genealogy community is a loving, caring one! There's nothing like meeting in person with like-minded people who will listen to your family stories and research problems with no eye-rolling!!

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Links mentioned:
Genealogy Cruises
Heritage Travel
RootsTech 2020
MyHeritage Live!
The Genealogy Show
Conference Keeper

Melissa Barker
Bernice Bennett
Terri O'Connell
Cheri Hudson Passey

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What are your tips and stories from genealogy conferences?
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  1. The video froze for me about halfway through. Otherwise ver enjoyable. I have been to several conferences and loved them. I always got great tips and ideas.

    1. Sorry you wxperienced tech issuses! Thanks so much for watching!

  2. So glad that you're one of my genfriends. I enjoyed following your adventures at the conference. Looking forward to hopefully seeing you at RootsTech next year.

  3. Thank you for a wonderful panel! I learned a lot from your discussion. I try to go to anything I can, but for the time being it is mostly the local programs. Living in a rural area in Indiana, I am not close to much. One of the best local programs that I attended was a webinar with Cyndi Howells (from offered at a Terre Haute genealogical society meeting.

    1. So glad you found the information we shared helpful! Glad you were able to see a webinar with Cyndi. She is terrific! Thanks so much for watching and taking the time to leave a comment!