I love genealogy conferences but I didn’t know that until last August. FGS 2010 in Knoxville was my very first genealogy conference. I was addicted by the end of the first day so imagine how thrilled I am to be one of the Official Bloggers for FGS 2011!
I’ve had FGS 2011 in Springfield, Illinois on my calendar since before I got home from Knoxville. I made hotel reservations months ago and have scoped out a couple of places on the road between here and there where I can do some research on the way home. Well, they are between here and there if I go a slightly different than direct route but research is never really "out of the way" - is it?
Looking at the list of Official Bloggers leaves me a bit in awe. They are some of the best-known and most popular genealogy bloggers around and I don't know how I could be on a list of any kind with them. I will be working extra hard to try to live up.
If you happened to read my recent blogging about NGS there is one thing I can tell you right now that will be much improved at FGS. There will be more pictures and better pictures. I left the "big" camera at home on that trip in favor of the "little" camera that fits in a pocket. I decided long before leaving Charleston that I would not make that mistake again.
According to the countdown clock in the upper right corner of my laptop screen, it's only 3 months, 5 days, 10 hours and 15 minutes until I leave for FGS 2011. It will be here before we know it so if you are planning to go but haven't registered yet run on over to the conference website right now. Remember the deadline for getting the early registration discount is July 1st.
Disclosure: As an official blogger, I received free registration for FGS 2011 and a ticket to a social event.