I'm Janet Hovorka--vice president of the sponsoring society, the Utah Genealogical Society. So you need to read my report with an awareness that I'm biased. But WOW. What a fabulous conference NGS was this year. The plans were that I would report every evening throughout the conference about the goings on, but I wasn't ever able to sit down long enough. There were so many wonderful activities, so many exciting people to meet, and so many things to learn that I don't know how I'll ever fit them into a blog post. It's like trying to describe a field full of wildflowers. I'm sure I won't be able to do it justice.
As a vendor, it ends up that I'm only able to really tell you about the exciting things going on there. Usually I get chances to steal away to classes, walk around and talk to people, etc, etc. But not this time. We were too busy. Luckily, in the fast moving social networking world, if you wait long enough, everyone else will have already written about it. So, for other blogger takes on the conference, and perspectives on all the different wildflowers, check out these wonderful posts:
- You can check out my blog, but I'm going to post a similar summary post to this one like I did with all the Salt Lake travel information I posted before the conference. I had a great time putting that series of posts together and hope they might even be useful in the future to anyone traveling to the FHL.
- Donna Pointkouski wrote about the fun of going to a conference for the first time and the excitement of meeting new friends, especially friends she knew online.
- Sheri Fenley as usual has a hillarious take on her conference adventures in parts one and two or her blog report.
- The Ancestry Insider published a great report on the fabulous Thursday evening program "A Celebration of Family History" with links to the videos and music and summaries of the talks.
- Dick Eastman reported on the conference and has promised to have various blog posts on the new developments he saw there.
- Jean Wilcox Hibben wrote about the Kid's Camp offered on Saturday and the presentation she did.
- Steve Danko shares his successful research on parishes north of Warsaw starting here. He went to town in that library.
- Diane Hadad wrote about the WDYTYA showing, the Thursday night program and some new findings, conference happenings, announcements and Revolutionary War resources she found at the conference.
- Kathryn Doyle posted a wordless Wednesday post of great pictures and wrote about the successes of the people who came from the California Genealogical Society. That's what it's all about.