10 May 2010

NGS Conference in Salt Lake City

WHEW!!. It has taken me a week but I think I have finally recovered from the greatest genealogy week ever.

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:
So you can see everyone had a wonderful time, got some new research done, and caught up with all the new happenings in the world of genealogy. If you haven't tried a conference lately, be sure to come to one of the upcoming conferences. We'd love to see you there.


  1. Janet,

    Thanks for the links and the great summary. It was so great to see you again. We can do the barefoot thing in Burbank!

  2. Sounds like it was great. Hope to attend next year.

  3. Sounds like a great time. I really appreciate all the photos and reports you and others have given of the conference. It was fun to read along as though I was there.

  4. The NGS conference will surely go down as a high point of my year; perhaps of my genealogy life. Being a part of Kids Camp was an honor and seeing that there are many in the up and coming generations that will be ready to carry on the family history research in their families. My blog about it is at http://circlemending.blogspot.com/2010/05/songs-and-stories-keep-past-alive.html
    Jean Wilcox Hibben