I just got word that I have been elected an Official Blogger at the FGS Conference in Springfield, Illinois in September 2011 “Pathways to the Heartland.” I’m really excited about this opportunity for many reasons:
1. This is my first FGS Conference
2. This is my first time as an “Official Blogger.”
3. I’m very excited to be joining other great geneabloggers – you can see the complete list here: http://www.geneapress.com/2011/05/fgs-names-official-bloggers-for-fgs.html - Some are even coming from as far away as California!
4. I’m excited to visit Illinois where some of my ancestors came from and to check out their local resources!
So what does this mean?
As an “Official Blogger” I will be:
- bringing news to you in the weeks before the event
- highlighting conference events during my stay in Illinois, including lectures, regional resources, and exhibition events
- wrapping up with lessons learned, information gleaned, ideas shared, etc after the conference
It is my intention that the folks at home will be able to share this experience alongside with me. Stay tuned for all the updates.