FGS From the Eyes of a First Time Attendee


  1. Rorey Cathcart
    Rorey Cathcart September 6, 2013 at 7:18 am .

    So glad you had a great first conference Terri! FGS Birmingham last year was my first and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    The one thing I learned, which you discovered, is that there is never enough time to attend the conference AND research. Note for next time: tack on more days before or after. Once you get involved in the lectures, exhibit hall and meeting new friends and colleagues you’ll not want to tear yourself away from the conference.

    I’m breathing a sigh of relief your family was well received.

    Booking my San Antonio hotel room this morning. I’ve blocked out the entire week before for research. Much work to do in the SanAn-Houston corridor. But first, a trip to see Mamaw in Louisiana!

    1. Terri O'Connell
      Terri O'Connell September 8, 2013 at 1:22 pm .

      Rorey, thanks for commenting. This is actually Shannon’s post, we obviously have a few glitches we are still working out since we moved hosting companies.

      As for San Antonio, that sounds great. Good luck!

  2. Amanda Clark
    Amanda Clark September 6, 2013 at 12:41 pm .

    Hello! I was also a first-time attendee and I also am a Hoosier, born and bred. :)) Did you attend the BCG Certification Seminar at ACPL?? I’m asking because I did and I saw a lady there with children. I had no idea there were even kids in the audience until I saw you at the break…they were extremely well behaved! I’m planning on attending the NGS Conference in May 2014 in Richmond, Virginia, and will be bringing my two sons and husband. My sons are older, though, in their teens, so I’m not sure if I’ll actually have them attend the conference. Most likely, they’ll hang out with their Dad during conference days. I have ancestors from nearby in Virginia, so the second part of that trip will be research. I can’t wait! Anyway, I just wanted to say hi! I’m on my way to the local historical society as we speak to do some work. :))

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