I want to remind every one of the upcoming 38th Annual Conference that is 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, February 23, 2013 at the Hilton Garden Inn in St. Charles, IL from 8 AM until about 4 PM. At 8 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 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 “Discovering America’s Early Roots”.
I have previously mentioned this upcoming annual conference at our own programs and have provided those in attendance with a paper handout of the conference details.
- 2013 Du Page County Genealogical Society Annual Conference Program Guide
At their site in the above link you will find out all the details about the upcoming program such as:
- Information about the Hilton Garden Inn and driving directions to the facility.
- Registration Fees (Walk-Ins are welcome. 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
- Vendor Information
- Other Societies Information
- 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 3 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 four unique programs among the 12 that will be offered.
The speakers that will be offering their unique presentations are:
- Jeanne Larzalere Bloom
- Lloyd deWitt Bockstruck
- Billy Stone Fogarty
- Jennifer Holik
These speakers are some of the best of the best that you can encounter as you expand your genealogical knowledge.
I attended this conference in February 2012 as a walk-in. The 2012 program was one of the largest in attendance for the society. I was actually nervous that I would not get in as a walk-in! (I made it, otherwise I would not be telling you about my attendance!) 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 four 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 flys. Mark your calendar now for this date so it does not slip by. You will not be sorry!
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