Since our colleagues and researchers are at the FGS Conference this week, we thought we should share some ideas of how we prepare for a conference.
1. Review the program schedule ahead of time and print items from the syllabus that way you have it available to write notes.
2. Create handy “business cards” with your name, contact information, and surnames you are researching. It makes it easy to share and connect with new friends and family.
3. Read the websites and blogs for the organizations hosting the conference. Most groups want you to have a fun and productive time, so they will post information concerning local restaurants, events, research facilities, and sites to visit.
4. If setting aside time for genealogy research, create a research plan. Review research center/ courthouse/ library hours, rules, and catalog to save time.