February 15, 2013

What's New? Check out Going In-Depth

The first edition of Going In-Depth, the new digital magazine produced by The In-Depth Genealogist team, debuted today. If you haven’t seen it yet, why wait? Take a look for yourself here. Yours truly contributed the Gen Ed (Genealogy Education) article, “Genealogy Conferences Want You!” Though I’m not usually one to toot my own horn, I’m excited to be a part of this new publication that welcomes everyone interested in reading and learning about family history.

My article gives a brief overview of some of the major U.S. genealogical conferences, and focuses in on three of them coming up this spring: RootsTech, NERGC, and the NGS Family History Conference. I hope you find the information helpful and timely.

I’d love to go to these three conferences, but regret I’m not able to make them. I highly recommend them just the same. I’ve found genealogy conferences to be a priceless opportunity to meet others who share my interest in family history, and a great way to learn about a wide range of genealogy records, resources, and research strategies. Besides that, they’re a lot of fun!

I will be going to the Ohio Genealogical Society Conference in Cincinnati from April 25-27, and hope to see some of you there. I’ll also be attending the FGS Conference in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, from August 21-24 (the full program brochure is available now, and it looks great).

The always popular exhibit hall at the 2012 NGS Conference 

My future articles in the Gen Ed column at Going In-Depth will discuss webinars, summer conferences, the ProGen study group program, books, ways to learn about genealogy online, and other topics. If you have questions or suggestions about things you’d like to hear more about, just leave a comment here.

So head over to The In-Depth Genealogist and get a copy of Going In-Depth for yourself. It’s free to view or download. All of the articles by the contributing authors look so interesting that I think you’ll be hooked by the time you get to the table of contents. I can’t wait to sit down with a hot cup of tea and read it all the way through myself!



  1. Thanks for letting us know about this terrific publication!

  2. Thanks for the support and for being there from the beginning, Shelley! Your contributions to IDG have helped show so many the kinds of educational opportunities available. It's a huge resource for others. :)

    1. Glad to be a part of it, Stephanie! I really think this is a great time to be learning about genealogy, and am happy that IDG gives me the opportunity to share that. Kudos to you and the rest of the leadership team for creating the magazine!

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    1. Glad to hear you'll be there, Linda. Looking forward to it already!

  4. Shelley,
    Those are the two conferences I hope to attend this year. I hope to see you there.

    1. Oh good, Kathy. I'm really looking forward to both of them. It will be great to see you!


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