08 September 2008

Florida State Genealogical Society Conference Update

The latest issue of Florida Lines has an update on the annual conference that is in mid-November in the North Orlando area this year. An earlier posting to this blog has additional details.

There is a long list of other things to see, if you are travel there with a person without genealogical interests and Mickey Mouse is not on the list.

Recently Dick Eastman's Genealogical Newsletter has discussed the high cost of conference affairs. I found lodging nearby the conference in a quality hotel at a most reasonable price. I am expecting free parking at the conference. The registration fee is reasonable with several meals and banquet included. Best of all is the vendor area, I can re-stock my genealogical supplies and sign-up for chances to win free stuff.

1 comment:

  1. I agree conferences, either national,state or local, are a good place to meet with genealogy friends, and stock up with supplies. It is a good place to keep your eye on the prize............ the current news in the genealogy field.
    I recommend it to people who are just starting their research to learn from the "masters', the speakers. The old adage of reinventing the wheel applies here.
    And talk about prizes? I have won a free trip to the Mother of all research places, LDS Family History Center in Utah for 4 days. I have, also, won small prizes as books, genealogy programs, and other small gifts.
    I have been blessed to be acquainted with nationally known speakers on a first name basis, nationally known professional officers of genealogy associations, and got to have John Colletta as a dinner partner once. So just how blessed is that?
    So, do as Tom says, plan on going to a genealogy conference soon.
    It will enrich your life.