Hi everyone! It is a beautiful week in Georgia to do your genealogy work. We arrived in Georgia this morning–driving in from Jay Oklahoma for a ton of hours. The right mix of research in local Southern Archives and a two-day conference with Family History Expos of Utah, doesn’t get better than this.
We walked around the Gwinnett Center in Duluth GA, just northeast of Atlanta–what a gorgeous setting for a genealogy event. And people bending right and left to help us find what we are looking for.
I have a booth in the exhibit hall–Booth #708–and I am torn–there are several new speakers at this conference. Speaking on Native-American ancestors, African-American ancestors, antebellum southern plantation records, tracing Jewish ancestry, and a very different approach to skeletons in your family closet. How can I possibly sit in my booth talking to people while these new sessions and speakers are holding forth in some other part of the Conference Center? Ugh!
How exciting to know that new techniques and new sources await us all at this Family History Expo, all day Friday and Saturday November 12 and 13.
Here’s the deal–if you register for the conference, you can access the handouts for each session online–even if you do not attend–http://www.fhexpos.com–What a great idea!
Your favorite genealogist, Arlene Eakle. http://arleneeakle.com
PS I will be available and happy to discuss your most pressing genealogy research questions with tips on how to track your hard-to-find ancestors when I am not speaking to the attendees on Southern Research. Just come to my booth #708 for help–FREE.
PPS I also have a new speaking topic: How to Cite your Sources–with a special spin for digital records. 4:30 pm on Friday.