NGS 2011 Conference
May 19, 2011
I’m just back from the National Genealogical Society conference that was held in Charleston, South Carolina, and I’d like to share a bit of what I saw and learned there! Opening session was GREAT! The Charleston Police Bagpipes and Drums, the Knights of Columbus Color Guard, and U.S. Archivist David Ferriero made for a splashy opening. Author Buzzy Jackson of Shaking the Family Tree: Blue Bloods, Black Sheep, and Other Obsessions of an Accidental Genealogist was entertaining in describing her genealogy journey (a self-described unorganized person, she couldn’t even find her own marriage certificate when she started. She said, "If I can do my family’s history, anyone can!")
The conference days contained many educational and informative sessions such as Southern Claims Commission, E-publishing, Analyzing Deeds and Wills, Making Technology Work for the Genealogist, What’s New at Ancestry.com, and North Carolina Records, just to name a very few! Next year’s NGS conference will be located in Cincinnati, Oho. Whether you are a beginner or an expert genealogist, I certainly recommend attending if you can!
Midwest Genealogy Center