Thursday, September 1, 2016

FGS Conference 2016 - Day 2

What a great day I've had! I was expecting dry, hot, and humid weather while in Springfield but it has been so beautiful. I think it was in the mid-70s all day with a nice breeze.

Here's the sessions I attended today, all were excellent!

Elizabeth Shown Mills:
Elusive Ancestors? No, They're Never "Too Poor to Trace"!

FamilySearch Luncheon:
FamilySearch: Past, Present and Future

Mary M. Tedesco:
Italian Genealogy Research in Italy and from Home

Michael D.Lacopo:
The German Immigrant Experience in the 18th Century

After lunch I decided to explore the Exhibit hall, so glad I did. I was able to go around to multiple vendors and get my Exhibit Hall Passport stamped. I'll need to get both sides of the passport filled with stamps to be eligible for the FGS Grand Prize Package of a 2017 FGS Conference Package. That is a grand prize worth working I wouldn't mind having. It was nice to have an almost empty hall. No crowds or lines to maneuver, perfect!

After the last session I went to the  President Abraham Lincoln Hotel ballroom dinner at the "Meet & Greet" sponsored by Ancestry.

Tomorrow will be more great choices that I can't wait to explore.

Illinois State Capitol

Copyright, 2016 Gayle Ficarra Wolcott

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

FGS Conference 2016 - Day 1

I'm in Springfield, IL listening to Curt Witcher during the morning Plenary session. He's such a versatile speaker!
"How To Survive and Thrive: Successfully Embracing Change".

Wednesday is Focus On Societies day.

Have a full day of classes. Here they are:
Archiving a Society's History
Micro-Volunteering: Get Your Members Involved a Little Bit at a Time
Finessing Facebook
Video Marketing: Killer YouTube Strategies for Societies

There are so many choices, some I can't get to but whatever I choose, I'll soak up all the speakers have to give. I'm going to enjoy my time here this week.

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