The lectures. The speakers. I had no idea the wealth and magnificent information I would receive. Sometimes I have to flip a coin to see which lecture I should go to because there's not chance on earth I could reasonably pick which one could possibly be better. So here are the highlights from Thursday.
- North Carolina Research with Jeffrey Haines. A wealth of information about the settling of North Carolina and how to obtain birth, marriage, and death records. Also great information on probate and deed information in North Carolina.
- Records of the Federal Courts, 1789-1911: Drama in Your Ancestors' Lives with John Colletta. One of the best speakers I've heard. Wit, incredible research--I enjoyed his lecture so much I put another one on my calendar for today.
- Find Living Relatives Like a Private Eye with Lisa Louise Cooke. I actually popped into her lecture after the other lecture I wanted to hear was full, and I'm so glad I did. A huge heart for genealogy and family stories, she told the story of looking for a long lost cousin to see if any old photos and documents existed. And she found a treasure.
- Finally, I had the great pleasure of hearing D. Joshua Taylor speak on Diving into Archives: Uncovering ArchiveFinder and ArchiveGrid, two sites I cannot wait to try.
And the journey continues!