AfriGeneas States Research Forum
[OH] Preparing for a conference
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Preparing for a Genealogical Conference
Taking a Trip? Be Prepared
With the arrival of spring comes a wide variety of genealogical conferences and workshops to tempt you with new learning possibilities. However, getting the most out of your conference or workshop experience requires more preparation than simply paying your fee, making your hotel reservation, and showing up. Take a few moments to read this article and take the words to heart. You'll find that with just a little bit of advanced planning, your conference experience can be greatly enhanced.
Find a Conference Suited to Your Needs and Research Interests
There are many genealogical conferences held throughout the year. In the next six months, there will be two national conferences, the National Genealogical Society's annual conference and the Federation of Genealogical Societies' annual conference. There will also be a large regional conference in Ft. Wayne Indiana in July. These are in addition to the ever-increasing number of local and regional workshops.
When you find a conference that you are potentially interested in attending, get a flyer or visit the Web site. Either of these resources should provide you with registration details, such as local accommodations, maps, and deadlines, as well as overviews of lecture content, which will help you determine if the conference is indeed what you are looking for. One other benefit of visiting the Web site is that it may provide additional details or last-minute corrections or additions.