Monday, May 11, 2009

NGS 2009 - It's ON!

I'm in Raleigh for the 2009 conference of the National Genealogical Society. I think they call it the 31st Annual Family History Conference, but whatever.

Today was devoted to just getting here, which I did. I got up way too early for my flight, which required a nap when I got to my hotel room. Chalk up 30 minutes to figure out how to connect to the hotel Internet, since the published instructions were totally wrong. All of a sudden, it was time for food.

I spent the first part of dinner immersed in an issue of Everton's Genealogical Helper. The second portion, I became friends with the person in the next seat over. We spent the next hour or so talking NC archives, genealogical pains in the butt and life in general. She took my business card which has this blog address so Barbara if you're reading this, thanks for the great conversation! Genealogists are awesome.

Tomorrow involves a walk around Raleigh, a half-assed attempt to find the Buncombe County Jones' in the state archives, a sampling of North Carolina BBQ and conference volunteering if asked. Tomorrow evening is APG round table. I am very excited!


  1. I am absolutely green with envy. Take lots of pictures Amy and have a great time!

  2. I'm envious, too. Hope you have lots of fun!

  3. HI Amy, hope your having a blast! I know I did at KC. This year I opted to do the library thing and go to ALA but I'm thinking about Little Rock!

  4. I wish I could go!!!!! My daughter's birthday is Friday and she wouldn't understand this