Saturday, August 21, 2010

FGS 2010 - The End

Today was the last day of the FGS conference. I started the morning with "Prostitution in the Wild West" with Jana Sloan Broglin. I really liked how Jana talked about the history and culture of prostitution instead of focusing on the sources. You eventually get tired of hearing that the sources for anything you want to research are census, newspapers, court, etc.

Then I went to Linda Woodward Geiger's "Preparing a Proposal". Since my long term genealogy goal is to start lecturing, I wanted to learn more about it. Linda's presentation was a great look at submitting proposals from both a lecturer's prospective and from a program chair's prospective. I also met Madaleine Laird. This completed my meeting all of the geneatweeps at FGS.

Next I attended "My Father's War: A Case Study in World War II Research" by Diane VanSkiver Gagel. Of course my father wasn't in WWII, but both my grandfathers were. She gave a lot of the typical sources, but some new ones for me as well.

Then the geneabloggers headed out to lunch. I sat with Linda McCauley, Greta Koehl, Greta's husband and my husband.

I skipped the first session after lunch to hang out in the exhibit hall. I purchased the next package of NIGS classes since the price is going up and there was a conference discount.

Finally I took "The Story of John Doe: Case Studies and Teaching Tools" with Diana Crisman Smith. We made blogger row again with Madaleine, Missy Corley and Tonia Kendrick. We also met Jean Hibben.

I didn't attend the last session of classes since husband and I needed to start heading back. Now we are on another layover in Cincinnati. I had such a good time hanging out with all the other bloggers. I can't wait to do it again.

Although FGS is over, I still have a few more posts coming about my time in Knoxville.


  1. wow, it must be great to attend something like that. I am glad to read that you had a good time.

  2. Hi Tina. Glad you all made it to Cincy safely. Based on the time you tweeted from KFC in Corbin and the time I got home, we were probably within a few miles of each other from Knoxville to Corbin. It was great to meet you.

  3. I really enjoyed meeting you and your husband and we had a great time at lunch with you. Hoping we meet at more conferences and events in the future!

  4. Thanks for sharing your experience. I had to cancel at last minute to meet deadlines for WDYTYA. Wish I could have done both,but at least with these types of posts I don't feel left out.