Genealogy conferences, and family history conferences, can be exciting to attend. Instead of watching a webinar while you sit at home, you get to travel and to meet with other genealogists. The FamilySearch blog has a short list of upcoming genealogy and family history conferences that are happening this Fall. I’ve added in a few additional ones.
The AAHGS, which stands for the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, is having their 33rd AAHGS Conference on October 4, 2012, through October 7, 2012. It will take place in the Embassy Suites Airport Hotel in Greensboro, North Carolina. The theme is “Our African & Southern Heritage”. You can register for the conference through the AAHGS website.
The Logan Utah Family History Center, which is located in Logan, Utah, will hold an FHC Conference on October 13, 2012. The theme is: “Find Your Tree in the Forest”. The Keynote Speaker will be Michael D Rossetti, who will be presenting “Using Google Search to Connect with Your Past”. Registration is free. Please pre-register so they know how many people to expect. You can order a sack lunch for $7.00, and a printed syllabus for $8.00.
The Illinois State Genealogical Society will have the 2012 ISGS Fall Conference on October 19, 2012 and on October 20, 2012. It will take place in Rockford, Illinois in the Best Western Clock Tower Resort & Conference Center.
Register by October 1, 2012, and it will cost $89.99. It might cost more if you wait to register after that date. There will be several speakers, including Thomas MacEntee, John Phillip Colletta, Dr. Daniel Hubbard, and more.
The 2012 Sioux Falls Family History Conference will happen on October 27, 2012. It will take place at their meetinghouse, which is located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The theme is: “Celebrating the Past”. The Keynote Speaker will be Virginia Hanson, who is an Archivist for the South Dakota State Archives. There is no charge to attend the conference classes. You can pre-pay for a sandwich/salad buffet for $6.50 (or can provide your own lunch).
The Texas State Genealogical Society will hold the 2012 TSGS Annual Conference from November 1, 2012, through November 3, 2012. It is going to take place in the Riley Conference Center, which is located in Fort Worth, Texas. The theme is: “Saddlebags to Social Networking: Following Ancestors Through History”.
The featured speaker will be Curt B. Witcher, MLS, FUGA, IGSF. He is the Senior Manager for Special Collections at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Texas. It is expected that there will be a way to register for the Conference online, soon.
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