Friday, July 23, 2010

One week until the Midwest Family History Expo

Only one week left and I know that week will go by very quickly.  I've spent some time looking at the agenda as well as the syllabus that has now been published.  I will say again that I am very impressed with the variety and number of sessions there are to choose from.

Initially, when looking through the agenda, I was looking for classes that relate to states, regions or countries that I have done, or need to do, research in. I've been to national and state genealogical conferences in the past and always used this same strategy. I have German heritage, so I would sign up for the German research classes, same for English, etc. After thinking about this more, I've decided to change my strategy a little.

I am spending more time looking at the speaker's credentials and experience rather than the topic or title of the session. While German research is very important to me, I believe the opportunity to learn something of value, that may help me in many areas, may be with a speaker presenting on a topic that does not directly tie to any of my ancestors. If nothing else, I will be broadening my horizons while listening to a great presentation. Truth be told, I am sure during some of the time slots I will utilize the ole "eeny, meeny, miney moe" strategy too! :)

I am looking forward to meeting the other Blogger's of Honor as well as Holly and her team.  Putting voices to the faces and posts will be interesting and entertaining I am sure.

See everyone next week!