Monday, October 14, 2019

Virtual Genealogical Association Conference

There's a saying attributed to Albert Einstein that goes, “The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know.” The more we dive into any particular subject, the more we realize how much there is still yet to discover and understand.

When it comes to genealogy, you might think there's a finite amount of information on any one person that you can find. You collect their birth, marriage, and death dates. What more is there to know!? Well, if you think your life could be condensed into three dates, then keep it that concise. But if you recognize that your ancestors' lives were as beautifully complex as your own, then you will need to find all of the possible records that will flesh out and paint the various scenes from their lives.

But how do we find those many, varied, records? How do we understand the different record sets, the laws that made them, and the changing borders where our ancestors lived? How do we fully utilize our DNA results to better understand our ancestors? How do we use oral history, photographs, and modern technology to discover our ancestors and involve the next generation in family history?

Wouldn't it be awesome if there were an online conference where you could learn all of those things? It can be hard to commit to a conference in another state with a limited budget. The only thing that would make an online conference even if you could watch the sessions for up to six months afterwards. We all get busy, after all!

Guess what!? That conference exists and will be this November, from Friday 1 November through Sunday 3 November! And, if you register, you'll have access through 3 May 2020!!

Learn more about 2019 Virtual Genealogical Association Conference, including the list of speakers and their sessions here.

If you're a member of Virtual Genealogical Association, the cost is $59 and if you're not yet a member of VGA, it's only $79! For THREE whole days of content!!

You need to register by this Friday, 18 October! If you'd like to enter for a chance to win a FREE pass to this amazing conference, click here!! I will notify the winner by this Thursday, 17 October.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway, and then register by this Friday!! I hope to "see" you at VGA 2019!

My ancestors - and your ancestors - deserve the best researcher, the most passionate story-teller, and the dignity of being remembered. So let's keep encountering our ancestors through family history and remembering the past made present today!

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