I recently received—and accepted—an invitation to become a Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) 2013 Conference Ambassador. Even though the FGS Conference isn’t until August 21-24, I’m already starting to get excited about it. For one thing, I can’t wait to get back to Ft. Wayne and do some more research at the Allen County Public Library. The last time I was there, I found some really good stuff just as I was leaving (isn’t that always the way?), and I want to follow up with it. For another, the line-up of speakers and activities at the conference looks fantastic.
But one of the biggest elements that makes a genealogy conference fun is the people there. So I want all my friends and readers to come (well, it makes sense to me!). If you haven’t taken a look at the schedule yet, why not head over to the FGS Conference website and browse around?
As my first semi-official act as an Ambassador, I’d like to make a recommendation: sign up to get posts from the FGS Conference News Blog. You can subscribe to it either through email or an RSS reader (if you’re not familiar with RSS, just choose the email option). The blog provides a wealth of information on conference speakers, programs, and events, and gives tips for researching in Ft. Wayne and other nearby areas. It gives practical advice for visiting Ft. Wayne and getting the most out of your conference experience. And it shows the level of excitement that’s already building for the event. After you’ve read a few posts, I think you’ll see why I think the FGS Conference is going to be the place for genealogists to be in August. Will I see you there?