|Hanging out with the Genea-Peeps|
Grand Island, Nebraska
photo by Beth Sparrow
When I arrived, I ran into several fellow genealogists I've met at previous conferences. I'm still a bit amazed at how easy it has been for me to feel connected and part of the genealogy community at these events. My usual shy nature has disappeared and I found myself table-hopping to get around to say hello to people I've met before and to finally meet several of my Facebook friends in person.
The first person I saw when I walked into the ballroom was Ruby Coleman. This was the first time we met in person, but we greeted each other with a bear hug as though we had been friends for years. Ruby is one of those special people to me. She was my first contact on Genealogywise and the first genealogist on Facebook to accept my friend request about two years ago. More about Ruby later!
|Judi Cook and Cindy Cochran of LLCGS|
demonstrate the features
of the LLCGS web site
On Saturday, Nebraska Lt. Governor Rick Sheehy of Hastings welcomed our group to Grand Island and presented a proclamation from the Governor announcing that April 30 - May 6, 2012 is Nebraska's Genealogy Week. He shared some information about how genealogical research had impacted his family - that was a nice touch!
There is so much information to share about this year's conference that I'm spreading this out over several blog posts. Up next: featured speaker Laura Prescott.
Nebraska's Genealogy Week
April 30 - May 6, 2012
Other posts in this series about the 2012 NSGS conference:
Arrows in Your Quiver - summary of presentations by Laura Prescott
2011 Nebraska Genealogist of the Year - Ruby Coleman
The link to this post is: http://longlostrelatives-smp.blogspot.com/2012/05/exhausted-and-exhilarated-2012-nsgs.html