Today was a great day at the conference. The exhibit hall opened up with a wide variety of vendors and societies represented. Best snags: a free t-shirt from FamilySearch and a handful of free records guides from NARA. Today’s classes:
- Southern States Migration by David G. Dilts
- National Genealogical Society Luncheon with speaker Jeffrey L. Haines
- Poor? Black? Female? Slave? Southern Research Strategies by Elizabeth Shown Mills
The last class was two hours, and I have to say, the hype about Mrs. Mills is absolutely correct: her session was well worth the wait.
I skipped the last class so that I could return to the exhibit hall and study a BCG application portfolio.
Tomorrow is a full day, beginning with classes at 8 a.m., running through the APG luncheon (at which Mrs. Mills is the speaker), more classes until 6 p.m., door prize drawings until 7 p.m., and the War of 1812 reception to end the evening.
I apologize for the alphabet soup. As I was discussing with my research buddy and roommate for the conference, genealogists live in a world of acronyms, just like other fields do. Please click on the links to learn more about these wonderful resources.