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!


  1. See you in Kansas City next Friday! Can't wait!

  2. Ah Boo, so wish I could be there with you but I know you'll have a great time and I'm looking forward to your field reports ;)

  3. See you then Thomas!

    Sharon, lucky for you, twitter mobile lets me reply now and we don't have the whole "no underline" issue to deal with anymore! yeah!! :)

  4. Jenna, I bet the week will fly by. It should be exciting. I also have a lot of German ancestry, have you ever looked at any of the books by Hank Z. Jones? Enjoy next weekend.

  5. I have not Barbara, but I will now, thanks for the tip!

  6. Sure do wish I could be there for a F2F meet-up. I know that you will have a wonderful time and be inspired for even more great blogging and research!