I cannot say enough about how wonderful the conference was. This was my first genealogical conference and if others are this amazing, I picked the right hobby. I was planning on attending the next conference (in 2013) even before this one was finished. I was lucky enough to come home to an email that I won a free registration for 2013! I cannot wait! My biggest problem with the conference is that it's not annual.
The expo was a little bit too great... I ended up buying 4 books (all of which I, of course, needed;-)). It was fun to see all the societies and genealogical resource companies. Since I do not have ancestors from New England, many of these did not apply to me, but I have enjoyed reading through the society newsletters that were given away.
I will post one or two session/workshop summaries a day for the next couple weeks, linking back to this original post.
Thursday: Librarians' and Teachers' Day
- Strategies for Making Archival Records Accessible to Genealogists: Kathleen M. Reilly
- Kids & Collections: Making Meaningful Connections: Liz Shapiro
- ProQuest Information and Learning: William Forsyth
- Bringing the Civil War to Life through Library Program and Curriculum Development: Donna E. Walcovy, Ph.D.
- Illustrating the Past: Digital Images at the National Archives: Jean Nudd Elliott
- Two Chairs & A Pair of Spectacles: Discovering Your Ancestors in Probate Records: Marian Pierre-Louis
- The Road Less Traveled: Polish & Ukrainian Research: Jonathon Shea, AG & Matthew Bielawa
- Business Secrets of Professional Genealogists: We're Human Too!: Laura Prescott
- Erie Canal Genealogy: The Peopling of Upstate NY & the Midwest: John Philip Colletta, Ph.D.
- Effective Editing & Writing: Pamela Boyer Saytr, CG, CGL
- Using Zotero, the Free Citation & Note Manager: Connie Reik
- Italian Clusters & Chains for Genealogical Success: Shellee A. Morehead, Ph.D.
- Where is Great-Grandma Hiding? Finding Forgotten Females: Sandra MacLean Clunies, CG
- Workshop: Solving Genealogy Problems Using Deeds: An Advanced Deeds Workshop: Carol McCoy, Ph.D.