The OGS Conference Booklet is now available online. The Ohio Genealogical Society 2013 conference will be held on Thursday April 25 through Saturday April 27, 2013 at the Millennium Hotel in downtown Cincinnati. The theme of this conference is “Expanding Your Ancestry Through Technology.”
A review of the program made me want to sign up immediately! The nationally-recognized keynote speaker, Thomas W. Jones, will kick-off the conference with “Strategies for Finding ‘Unfindable’ Ancestors.” Last spring, several friends who attended the NGS Conference told me that he was one of the main reasons they attended NGS. Somehow, I missed hearing him. I’m looking forward to a “do over.”
I’m also excited about the number of “tracks” that are part of this conference. There are 98 lecture topics organized into specific research tracks, such as DNA, German, Irish, Military, African American, land, methodology, regional, professional and many technology tracks from national and state speakers. Looking at the program, you can easily identify the offerings in areas of special interest to you or areas where you would like to increase your expertise.
If you have Ohio ancestors who served in the Civil War or lived in Ohio before 1912, you may want to consider completing a lineage application before the December 31st deadline. You can go to the OGS website and see what the requirements are to complete an application for one of the lineage groups. I’ve found that nothing enhances your genealogical skills more than collecting the documentation necessary to “prove” that your ancestors qualify for one of these groups. Those who qualify will be able to be honored at one of the luncheons or dinners to be held during the conference.
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