Good morning y’all! I hope you all have a safe, happy 4th of July! Be safe out there!
Hello everyone! I hope that the week has been kind to everyone. A few weeks ago, I had a wonderful time at the NGS Annual Family History Conference in Las Vegas, NV. I wasn’t able to blog that much mainly because the hotel I stayed at (like many hotels in Vegas) didn’t offer free in-room internet and it was pricey. Also, the internet at the conference is what allowed me to make my few posts on NGS but it couldn’t handle the number of people there wanting to use it so I got bummped off a lot!
Now that I am heading for SCGC Jamboree in Burbank tomorrow, I am prepared. This time, I added our hotspot service to my cell phone so that when I need internet, I could have access that wouldn’t bumped me off every 20 minuets or cost an arm and a leg! I have tested the hotspot at work (we don’t have wifi here (free or otherwise)) and it worked wonderfully! I’m also glad we added this service because now my daughter gets to “chat” with her dad at night! So its a win-win!
If any of you readers plan on going to Jamboree in Burbank this weekend, let me know and maybe we can meet. Hope you all have a great weekend!
Happy Cinco de Mayo!!!
Today we are traveling to Las Vegas, NV for the National Genealogical Society Family History Conference. I am an official blogger so stay tuned for updates on the conference. I hope all have a wonderful day!
As time flies by and the NGS Family History Conference gets closer and closer, what lectures are you looking foreward to attending?
This is my first time at NGS Family History Conference and I am very excited for all of the lectures I plan on attending. However, there are a few speakers that I am looking forward to.
Elizabeth Shown Mills – I know, she is a well-renowned speaker on genealogical things. I have become a
stalker, er, fan of her work and I am excited to hear a few of her lectures.
Lisa Louise Cooke - I have been looking to learn how to use Evernote with my genealogy research and when I saw that Ms. Cooke will be conducting a lecture on it, I knew that I wanted to attend it!
Thomas W. Jones - Even before they announced his new upcoming book to be published soon, I had a few of his lectures highlighted. I had heard from other genealogist that he was an excelent speaker. I am looking forward to his methodology lectures.
These are just a few of the speakers that I am looking forward to attending their lectures next week. Who are you looking foward to hear speak next week at NGS Family History Conference? If your not going, who would you like to see if you were able to go? Let me know!
ARLINGTON, VA, 22 APRIL 2013: Tick tock! Today is your last chance to purchase tickets for meals and tours and to pre-register for the NGS 2013 Family History Conference, 8–11 May at the LVH-Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. Pre-registration for the conference and ticket sales for meals and tours ends today, 22 April, at 11:59 p.m. EDT.
The conference begins in two weeks. You can still purchase tickets for meals, the Museums Tour, and the Hoover Dam Tour. The BCG Education Fund Workshop, Librarian’s Day, and the Night Tour of the Strip and Downtown are sold out.
To be placed on the wait list for the BCG Education Fund Workshop or Librarian’s, e-mail the NGS conference registrar, Courtney Holmes, at email@example.com. To register for the conference, visit http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/conference_info. For tour information visit Las Vegas Area Tours at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/conferences_events/annual_conference/las_vegas_area_tours.
On-site conference registration opens Tuesday, 7 May 2013, 12:00 p.m.−7:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!
Add Items to an Existing Registration
Meals and tours cannot be purchased on-site. Ticket sales close today, 22 April 2013.
Meals: log on at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org, click on My Account, select My Events, and then click to Add Sessions.
Tours: log on at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org, click on My Account, and then select Upcoming Events.
Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogy education, high research standards, and the preservation of genealogical records. The Arlington, VA-based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian, seeking excellence in publications, educational offerings, research guidance, and opportunities to interact with other genealogists. Please visit the NGS Pressroom for further information.
Hurry and register for the 2013 NGS Family History Conference to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 08-11, 2013. You have ten more days left to register with the early bird registration fee.
The early bird registration is $195 but will only be good until March 19, 2013. After March 20th, it goes up to $230. This registration includes all four days of the conference and the Syllabus on a flash drive. You can order the print version of the Syllabus for $25 more. To register or to find out more about the 2013 NGS Family History Conference, click here.
I’m registered, are you? Comment and let me know if your going or not. Maybe we can meet up?
Have a fantabulous day!
Is anyone else attending the NGS Annual Conference that is scheduled to be held on May 8 – 11, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV? Well I am and I am extremely excited about this trip!
This morning, I received some great, wonderfully, AWESOME news! I was selected as an official blogger for this year’s NGS Annual Conference. This is my first time as an official blogger for a conference. I was so excited to receive the news that I immediately text my husband and daughter! (Well I really wanted to jump up and down and scream but I think the higher-ups would have frowned upon that type of behavior in my office! :-D) This means that I will be bringing to you, my readers, updates and any interesting news involving the conference as I get a hold of them. I will also be tweeting, blogging, and posting on my facebook, my google+ page, and on my LinkedIn account; all of the fun stuff and interesting tidbits that I will find out during the conference.
After the rough last two months including the death in our family, my husband really needed a vacation away from home. We discussed attending NGS’ Annual Conference and decided to add on a few extra days before the conference so that we can have some alone time together. I know that my husband really needs this time away and that he is really looking forward to his golf time while I am in my classes at the conference.
So stay tuned and see what new things come next for the 2013 NGS Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada!
See you in Vegas!
Hi everyone! I just wanted to post a quick news bits item. About.com has their Genealogy Readers’ Choice Awards 2013 available for you to vote on. I just finished my voting for today and am excited to see what the final results are!
Voting is open now until midnight (EST) on March 19, 2012 according to their website. We can vote once per day in each category and there are 11 categories. It’s not the easiest to navigate so let me give you this tip, when after you vote and you get to the results page, scroll or look down a few lines and you will see a link to “All Genealogy Awards”. Click on it and it will take you back to the main page with the list of all of the categories.
I voted in all categories but two and that was due to the fact that I didn’t use the services listed so I couldn’t consciously vote in those catagories. Did you vote??? What did you think of it? Let me know. I love reading comments!
Have a great day!!!
I just wanted to let my readers know that I have not forgotten about them. I have been busy working on the assignment for January from my ProGen15 study group. Here you can see that I am very old school in the writing of my assignment.
Last year my laptop broke and I have yet to replace it so in the mean time I have to use the old standby of pad of paper and pen. I am happy as long as I have my green ice tea with me. ;-) I do have a post or two planned for the next few days as well so I will get those posted as soon as I can.
Have a fantabulous day my friends!!!
As 2012 comes to an end, it is natural to think about the new upcoming year and what to do to make it better. I don’t want to call it my resolution, but instead, my action plan.
So here is my action plan for next year.
- The Luna line – I had tried to get this line as complete as I could so that I could use it as my entry for the National Genealogical Society Family History Contest. However, I was not able to complete that for this year. My action plan will include 1) writing to the Mexican government to get birth, death and marriage records for several members of the Luna family. Also on my action plan is to 2) Interview my Aunt Jessie who last March turned 100 years old. This needs to be done first and I will need to talk to my cousins (her daughters) to set it up.
- The Sanchez line – Well this research was pretty much completed by my mother. I plan on 1) getting her permission to post some of the family research that she did. I don’t know much about her research and the stories she has, but I am looking forward to learning more about it. I also want to 2) create profiles on this family as well and post them here.
- The Stanard line – This family line has come to a complete stop. Well that is, I haven’t been able to progress any further with it. There is a rumor around the family that there is an old family bible that has dates for other family members and I have been told it would further the tree. So, my action plan for this family is to 1) Continue to look for that Bible and have my husband look for it too when he is visiting his mom’s house. I also need to 2) gather my notes on busting through brickwalls and apply those techniques to the walls I have now.
- This blog – I do have an action plan for this blog as well. Now that I am not rush to finish the NGS Family History Writing contest, I will be 1) posting more profiles from the Luna family line. I also will be 2) posting more about the Stanard line as well. I also want to 3) update the editorial calendar to make sure it accurately show my posting schedule.
I don’t like resolutions because they are easy to break. This is why I use my action plan. I like the way it sounds, like its do-able. So, what are your plans for the new year? Any changes you want to make? Post a comment and let me know.
Lastly, I would like to wish everyone of my readers a safe, prosperous, and a very Happy New Year!!