Tuesday, May 13, 2014
NGS 2014 Conference: Day 4
Due to being up past my bedtime at the NGS banquet Friday night, I began my day at the 9:30 a.m. session S411 "Rich, Poor, and All the Rest: Why Class Matters to Genealogists" presented by Stafani Evans. We learned that class is a group sharing the same economic group.
The 11:00 session I chose was Julie Miller's S421 "Organizing Your Research without Losing Your Mind". We learned methods of organizing digital and paper records.
My last session of the conference was at 2:30 when I attended Barbara Vines Little's S441 "Working with Documents: The Importance of Context in Record Analysis". We learned to "study the pieces, but look at the whole."
I went to the exhibit hall one last time and bought software, quick sheets, and books I knew I couldn't live without. I also renewed my APG membership for two years and my Genealogy Gems Premium membership.
I ended the day with dinner at Chili's with my ProGen 22 mentor, Debbie Hooper, where we had a ringside seats to the massive thunderstorm that swept through Richmond.
I was both saddened and excited that this was the end of the conference. I met a lot of great people, got to spend time with my good friend Rhonda Holden, and learned many new things that I can't wait to put into practice.
Now I can start planning for NGS 2015 in St. Charles, Missouri!