Saturday, April 14, 2012
Just Got Back from the 2012 Ohio Genealogical Annual Conference!
A short time ago, I returned home from the three day Ohio Genealogical Society Annual Conference which was subtitled "History and Genealogy: Finding Clues to Ancestral Lives." Two library co-workers and I were privileged to hear many speakers whose topics covered genealogical strategies, using technology, finding military records, unique census records, and how understanding events in history can enhance our family history research, and of course, much more! Thank goodness we have access to the outlines from each presentation, so we can brush up on all that we learned!
I was able to meet two GeneaBloggers whose blogs I follow, Harold Henderson from Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog and Shelley from A Sense of Family. My co-worker Ron snapped this picture of Shelley and I at the conference.
In the Exhibit Hall, I was able to pick up literature from several different Ohio libraries and Local Chapters of the Ohio Genealogical Society. We even found out that local author Leslie Korenko has published a third book covering Kelleys Island history!
The conference was held at the beautiful Intercontinental Hotel, on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic. We were comfortable throughout the entire conference, both while in sessions, and while relaxing in our lovely rooms. Cleveland has a wide variety of restaurants, and while the food in the International Café of the Cleveland Clinic was fabulous, we also thoroughly enjoyed visiting a restaurant and two bakeries in Little Italy, and the mile-high deli sandwiches at the nearly Chicago Deli. Now I need to go unpack, and then learn more Lisa Loise Cooke's awesome Genealogy Gems Podcasts!