Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Back to the "real world" after the NGS Conference

What a wonderful experience! Most of us are now home although some may still on their way - perhaps to another venue. I'm sure that all who attended the NGS Conference at Fort Lauderdale gained a lot of valuable information. We saw old friends and made new friends - even some to whom we are related.  Those of us who were volunteers got to meet and greet the attendees as they entered the conference rooms. I wish there could have been more vendors and a better location for them. Most of the presentations were on the third floor and the vendor room was on the first floor. With so many great programs on tap, it was hard to take the time to visit the vendors' stations. Also, there were long lines for lunch within the vendors' venue. But, all in all, I believe that most people had a great experience at the conference.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Great Conference coming to a close!

Hi all,
What a wonderfully informative and social conference here in Fort Lauderdale. Florida! We've heard incredible presentations and have met lots of old and new friends.
Thanks to the Quintilla Geer Bruton Archives Center of East Hillsborough Historical Society for the book "Plant Ciy in Vintage Post Cards" and the nice replica of a Plant City strawberry which I received last night at the banquet. Unfortunately, I can't eat the berry, but each time I look at it, it will remind me of a great conference. I love these "small town" books which remind us of days gone by.
And, thanx to Dear Myrtle for the "blogger beads."
Today we wrap up the conference.
Raleigh, here we come...in 2017!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

News from the NGS Conference.
"Chock full" of incredibly great presentations. The keynote speaker "turned us on" to "Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives."
The many people who have worked so hard this past year to make this a great conference were recognized. So nice to see Dick Eastman and Cyndi Ingle getting awards.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The first day of the National Genealogical Society Conference was a great success. The presentations were top notch. Our Keynote Speaker Dr. Connie Lester brought us tremendous insights into "Ordinary" People Extraordinary Lives." We were encouraged to become partners into her exciting project. Each presentation during the day enlightened us on how to become better genealogical researchers. The vendor hall was crowded with attendees, searching for knowledge and, in some cases, chances to win prizes. Looking forward to another great day of learning tomorrow.

Greetings from Fort Lauderdale. The first two days of the National Genealogical Society