I checked my 2016 calendar and it is definitely shaping up to be a banner year!
In April, there is the IGS Conference and Society Management Seminar and the OGS Annual Conference. In July, Midwestern Roots here in Indiana. In August, the FGS Conference in Springfield, Illinois. In September, the APG Professional Management Conference. This is not counting any DAR functions or special seminars, such as IHS genealogy sessions or the Indiana chapter of PALAM, which I hope to join to strengthen my German knowledge. I need to start saving!
Something else I’ve been toying with is seeing what kind of interest there is in my neck of woods to have a local genealogy society. We have a historical society/museum but not anything dedicated to specifically genealogy/family history. Just something I’ve been thinking about. Not sure about the interest in this area. At the Society Management Seminar this weekend, the Wabash Valley Genealogy Society stated that they advertised an informational meeting, expecting 5-6 people to show up…they had 60 turn out! WOW! If I do anything like that–and that’s a giant IF–it might be the first of August. We’ll see!