I'm going to start with the end of the trip. On Saturday, August 6, I traveled to Frankfort, Kentucky for the Kentucky Genealogical Society's annual seminar. The speaker was Elizabeth Shown Mills. This seminar was the reason I spent so many days with my parents. I could have gone back to Fort Wayne after we returned from Pennsylvania, but I figured I could get some research done if I stayed in Cincinnati instead of going home and coming right back.
Elizabeth Shown Mills was awesome as always. I heard her speak at FGS 2010 in Knoxville and I couldn't pass up a chance to hear her again (especially since she is not speaking at FGS 2011). I had heard one of the talks that she gave in Kentucky at FGS and it was worth hearing it again since she packs so much information into a short time and you can't even try to get it all in one dose.
Her talks were:
- Genealogical Problem Solving: Professional Techniques for Everyday Sucess
- Proving "Oral History": How to Find the Truth About a Family Story
- In a Rut? 7 Ways to Jump-Start Your Research
- The Genealogical Proof Standard: How to Build a Case When No Record States the Answer
Then Ms. Mills was kind enough to take her picture with the 3 geneabloggers who were in attendance.
One of the highlights of the day was spending time with fellow bloggers, Linda and Deborah. I was able to catch up with Linda McCauley from Documenting the Details. Linda and I met at FGS 2010 and it was wonderful to be together again. It was also great to meet Deborah Andrew from The Sum Of All My Research.
It was a wonderful end to my 12 days trip.
Photos courtesy of Linda McCauley.