There are a few conferences coming this fall in my area. All of them look amazing with informative speakers so you’re sure to learn something. (I’m speaking at the Kelowna conference)
Although learning new skills in searching is important, the social aspect of attending conferences is also important and fun. You might meet someone who is searching the same location as you or you might even find a distant relative. That happened to me when I was speaking in Qualicum Beach. I told the story of an ancestor to make a point and someone came spoke to me later and said “Hey we’re related”. It doesn’t get any better than that for a family historian.
Let’s get out and support these conferences. Stop and say “hi” if you see me.
I’ll mention this one first because I’m helping organize it. It’s in Calgary, Alberta. FamilyRoots2018
There is also a conference in Kelowna, British Columbia with lots of topics. Harvest your family tree
Later in the fall Medicine Hat, Alberta is celebrating their 40th anniversary by hosting Diahan Southard and Gena Philibert-Ortega, both excellent speakers.
Celebrating 40 years of genealogy research
Save the date for next April for the Alberta Genealogy Society “Back to the Future Conference“. It’s in the planning stages but always attracts many people.