Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Busy You Go Genealogy Girls

Besides trying to stay cool, the You Go Genealogy Girls are staying very busy this summer.  You Go Girl #2 is off on a short vacation to Wyoming and Colorado with her husband and twin granddaughters.  I hope they experience a cool down in those states because Nebraska is remaining in the triple digits.

My summer has been busy with a variety of my own research projects, writing and lecturing, plus working on projects for the North Platte Genealogical Society, North Platte, Nebraska.  The suitcase is out but not packed.  I am preparing mentally at least as to what I'll take to the Family History Expo in Springfield, Illinois.

The Illinois Family History Expo will be held August 3-4 (that's next month!) at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Illinois.  This will be a genealogical delight!  There will be presenters and exhibits along with some wonderful prizes.  It's a great way to meet genealogists, learn and go back home prepared to tackle all of your research problems.  I will be delivering four lectures.

The keynote address will be given by Bernard E. Gracy, Jr., External CTO and VP Business Development, Volly at Pitney Bowes.  And yes ... Mr. Gracy is a genealogist.

You can still take advantage of the early online registration until August 2nd.  There is no cost for attending the keynote address or visiting the exhibit hall.  The early registration is $69 or $99 at the door.  You can attend a single day for $59 and a single class for $20.

If you can't make the Illinois Family History Expo, try to make it to the Midwest Family History Expo in Kearney, Nebraska.  That will be held September 7-8 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center.  You Go Girl #1 is the keynote speaker, plus presenter of four lectures.  The keynote address is "Mud Pies and Fire Flies."  Now that I have piqued your interest, why not sign up?   There is a strong possibility that You Go Girl #2 will be at this Expo.

Hope to see you at the Expo!

Ruby .... You Go Genealogy #1


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