I was just notified yesterday morning that I will be an official blogger for the National Genealogical Society meeting next Wednesday through Saturday in Cincinnati, Ohio. I am thrilled and pleased to have my blog on the same list as 'Dear Myrtle' and the others. My thanks to NGS for this opportunity.
So now I have much to do. I had just begun thinking about which shoes would be most comfortable and how small my suitcase could be, if I really tried hard to organize. Now that a bit more responsibility has been given me, I need to think more about workshop and lecture choices. I have to find the email with the confirmation of the selections I made when I registered in December or January. Luckily, I made a folder for those emails so I should find it there.
Obviously, I think I picked some lectures in my specialty areas, UK and land research, but I also thought it would be great to hit a few of the German sessions. Half of my family is German and the many offerings in the catalog made me think I could make up for some lost time quickly here.
I decided to go to lunch on Thursday with the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History. I am not ashamed to admit that I want to win a door prize. In October of 2010, I shared a van from the Salt Lake City Airport to the Chrystal Inn with a woman who won free tuition to the group's annual educational week in Salt Lake at a NGS or FGS conference. Besides being in a room with a hundred other English researchers for an hour or so, a week in Salt Lake would be great.
In Salt Lake in 2010, my sister, also an avid genealogist, came and shared my room as she will next week. We were quite an 'item' because so many genealogists don't have family members interested in what is a passion for us. I am very lucky in that way.