April 10, 2012

Getting Ready for the Ohio Genealogical Society Conference

I’ll soon be heading north to the Ohio Genealogical Society 2012 Conference, which runs April 12-14 in Cleveland. About a month from now, I’ll be driving south for the National Genealogical Society 2012 Conference, slated for May 9-12 in Cincinnati. Yes, Columbus is turning out to be a sweet place to be based this year!

Even though the NGS Conference may be stealing just a little bit of the OGS Conference’s thunder, I’m excited to have the opportunity to attend both of them. Here’s a few of the reasons why I’m looking forward to OGS:

  • Three full days of sessions led by great speakers, many of them nationally renowned. I wish I could go to them all!
  • The opportunity for hands-on learning with special two-hour workshops on Thursday. There’s 10 of these to choose from, and they go until 9:00 at night. Who says genealogists need sleep?
  • Having dinner with friends and associates from the ProGen Study Group program and Great Lakes APG--sure to be a fun time.
  • Browsing the exhibit hall, with chances to talk to vendors like Maia's Books about their products and services. And I hope to chat with some of the county genealogical societies, too.
  • And last but not least, getting inducted into the Settlers & Builders of Ohio lineage society during Friday’s luncheon. I was able to prove that eight of my ancestors (all on my paternal grandfather’s side) were residents of Ohio between 1821-1860.

So doesn’t that sound exciting? Who else will be joining me at OGS this year? Registration for any or all of the days is still available at the door, and I'd love to see you there!

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  1. Lucky you, Shelley. Have fun. And congratulations on your membership in Settlers and Builders of Ohio!

    1. Thanks, Nancy! Maybe next year a bunch of us from Central Ohio can go together.

  2. See you there, Shelley! I should do the "Settlers and Builders" thing so I would like to hear about how it worked for you.


    1. Looking forward to seeing you too, Harold! Be glad to talk to you about Settlers & Builders. Actually, I'm thinking about doing a series of posts going through the application process here on my blog, if enough people seem interested :)

  3. Shelley,

    Tomorrow two co-workers and I will also be heading to the OGS conference. I hope we can meet up! That is wonderful that you will be inducted into the Settlers & Builders Society!


    1. Yay! It will be great to meet you, Dorene, after admiring your blog for so long! We'll definitely have to look for each other and meet up.


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