Thursday, April 29, 2010

NGS Salt Lake City - The Halfway Mark

Well, I've made it halfway through this year's NGS Conference in Salt Lake City. We've experienced a warm sunny day, a terribly windy afternoon, and now snow, more snow and wind. The weather has been interesting to say the least!

The conference is huge and from what I hear maybe one of the largest they have ever had. Every one of the speakers have been excellent and I leave the conference at the end of the day exhausted from all of the wonderful learning that has gone on. From what I have been able to see, it has been extremely well run - an impressive feat!

Favorite speakers so far:
  • Thomas W. Jones - Five Ways to Prove Who Your Ancestor Was
  • Barry Ewell - Photo Editing Software-Tricks, tips and applications for genealogical novice to expert
  • Bob Velke - Using the Master Genealogist

A huge benefit to attending a conference of this size has been the opportunity to meet and sometimes talk extensively with a lot of really fun and interesting people, including quite a few fellow Geneabloggers. Being new to the Geneablogger community, it has been wonderful to meet some of these people in person.

I'm off to the Family History Library. 

More to come...

© 2010, copyright Michelle Goodrum


  1. Thanks for the NGS updates. I wish I was there.

  2. Sounds like you are having a great time! Awesome!

  3. Thank you for the updates. I've seen Thomas Jones speak as well and I have to agree that he's great.