At the end of the summer, I will have the pleasure of being a speaker at the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ Conference “Building Bridges to the Past” being held in one of my favorite cities: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! The conference will take place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center August 30 through September 2, 2017.
I will be presenting three lectures. Wednesday is a day focused on society management. I will present:
- “How to Find Volunteers and Keep Them!” – W-102, 9:30 am
- “Build Membership and Participation with Small Groups and SIGs” – W-117, 2:00 pm
Then on Friday I get to present on a topic that I’ve been wanting to share for quite some time:
- “Casting the Next: Denominational and Ethnic Newspaper Research” – F-309, 9:30 am
Full conference details can be found on the website: https://www.fgsconference.org/
If you have never been to a genealogical conference, it can be an excellent way to get a taste of a lot of topics at one venue. Each day there are approximately seven different lectures to choose from at any given hour, sometimes making it difficult to decide! I use these opportunities to attend lectures that match where I either 1) know very little or 2) address a current research project or problem.
I hope to see you in Pittsburgh!