I want to remind everyone of the upcoming 40th Annual Conference that will be held by the Du Page County Genealogical Society. You can visit the main web site of the society to find out more about them and what is available at their site at:
Their conference will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the NIU Conference Center in Naperville, IL from 7:30 AM until about 4 PM. (Please note that this is a new location for the society’s annual conference; previous conferences have recently been held in St. Charles, IL. This is a change in venue for the 2015 conference.) At 7:30 AM, you can register as a walk-in if you have not previously registered, have some morning refreshments that you can buy and take a look at the materials available for purchase from the vendors that are also participating at the conference. The Opening Comments will take place at 8:30 AM. The actual genealogy presentations will start at 9:00 AM. The last series of genealogical presentations will start at 3 PM.
The Annual Conference Theme is “Connecting Past to Present Through Educating, Preserving and Publishing”.
Please note that the society is noting in their brochure that there will be a limit of 250 people who will be able to register. So if you are interested you might want to take action by registering in advance while there are openings rather than taking a chance as a walk-in on the day of the event and be turned away because capacity has been reached.
I have previously mentioned this upcoming annual conference at our own program.
At their site in the above links you will find out all the details about the upcoming program such as:
- Information about the NIU Conference Center and driving directions to the facility.
- Registration Fees (Walk-Ins are welcome assuming the 250 limit on capacity has not been reached. Supplied lunch cannot be guaranteed but there are plenty of places in the local vicinity to have a lunch on your own.)
- Program Titles, Times and Speakers.
- Speaker Biographies
- Information on Previous Annual Conferences
I am a big proponent for attending these one day, all day local conferences. You will be exposed to multiple genealogy presentations that you can choose to attend throughout the day.
There are 4 segments of programs that occur. One is at 9:00 AM, one at 10:30 AM, one at 1:30 PM and one at 3 PM. Within all the time segments you will be able to pick from 4 programs that will be occurring. You will be attending one of the segments that is of interest to you. So you will actually be able to hear 4 unique programs among the 16 that will be offered.
The speakers that will be offering their unique presentations are:
- Thomas MacEntee
- Stephen P. Morse (Creator of “One-Step” Website)
- Marsha Peterson-Maass
- Katherine R. Willson
These speakers are some of the best of the best that you can encounter as you expand your genealogical knowledge. To date at our own library we have had 1 of the speakers present an individual program at our own monthly genealogy program. Marsha Peterson-Maass has previously presented one program at our library and will soon present another program on November 11, 2014.
I attended this conference in February 2012 and in February 2014 as a walk-in. It is one of the best conferences that you can attend in the local area. If you have never attended such an all-inclusive one day conference, then this is the one to experience. The location is close, the facility is great, the organization is superb, the programs are outstanding, the speakers are top-rated, the vendors have great material and other societies are represented!
You will have a great genealogical learning experience in one day that will expand your genealogical knowledge and assist you further in your own research efforts.
Take a closer look at the Du Page County Genealogical Society Annual Conference Information by clicking on the link I provided above. All of the information about the conference can be found here.
Our library provides one program per month. Here is your chance to hear 4 presentations by top-rated speakers in one day.
I don’t think you will be disappointed.
This may seem like it is a long time away. But we all know how time flies. Mark your calendar now for this date so it does not slip by. You will not be sorry!
Schaumburg Township District Library