Poll On This Blog, “Have You Ever Attended A Multi-Day National Genealogical Conference?” Now Closed; Observations and Analysis

Hi Everyone!

I hope all of you have taken the time to at least look at the “poll” that was part of this blog.  You really couldn’t miss it if you visit the home page of this blog.  It was located in the right sidebar right at the top.

The poll is now closed.

Participation in this poll has been much greater than the first poll that I ran.  This poll has garnered 59 responses as of today, much more than the first poll that garnered 39 responses in total for a longer running time.

I want to thank all of you that have taken the time to not only vote but who have also been monitoring  the vote tabulations as they have accumulated.

So far it looks like 35% of the respondents have indicated they have attended a national multi-day genealogical conference and 65% indicated they have not attended such a conference.

So what does mean??

In my unscientific analysis it would appear to me to indicate that I think many of our participants and readers of this blog are very experienced researchers and those with experience are ones that may tend to attend the conferences.  Those who are new often are plenty busy just learning about genealogy and beginning their research by digging into their family histories.  Perhaps this effort has not yet allowed new researchers to participate in such national multi-day programs.

My anecdotal expectation was that there were going to be far fewer numbers that attended such a conference.  Instead, the numbers show a larger amount of attendees than I would have thought.  That is what leads me to believe we have a very knowledgeable and experienced group of researchers that voiced their opinion via the poll.

I welcome analysis comments from any of my readers via the “Comments” part of the blog for this post.

I also welcome any ideas for poll questions you may think would be good to survey.

Thanks to all the participants who took the time to vote.

I hope you are enjoying these unscientific polls.

Time to put up a new poll.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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