Saturday, February 7, 2015
FGS 2015 Getting Ready to Research and Learn
It's almost here!! Something I have yearned to do but doubted I ever would. My upcoming adventure to FGS2015, Roots Tech 2015 AND a visit to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City!!
I have been getting ready for about a month. I have looked at the syllabus for FGS2015 but have not made any final choices for classes yet. With 25 or more sessions per day to choose from, how do I ever decide? That is not even including the Roots Tech sessions that will be going on. I am staying a week even though both FGS2015 and Roots Tech last only four days. I have built in some research time in the Family History Library too. Looks like I will get some extra time in the Library since in addition to being open on President's Day, they are open until 9 pm. Here is where I will need some serious time management skills.
In preparing for the research portion of my adventure, Since I am part of the Great Genealogy Do Over, I have created two different research logs. Early on I decided to limit my research to two different areas which have been pretty much my brick walls. On my husband's Swedish line there are two men for whom I have been unable to establish a birth date of place of birth. I have a reasonable expectation of some success because of a finding aid available at the Library. Wish me luck! My second area to be searched is Limerick County, Ireland. I have town and village names and lots of surnames to look for. Both of my mother's parents and as far as I know all of her her ancestors came from County Limerick. Given the reported state of Irish records, I am hoping that there are some genealogies of other books that will help me with finding out more about my Irish.
I will Connect with genealogy facebook friends, Explore the Family History Library, and Refresh myself with new knowledge and enthusiasm!