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Subject: Re: [APG] For only second time in 20 years I'm not at NGS conference...withdrawal is difficult
Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2005 21:20:24 +0000
<<Ft. Wayne? (FGS, 2007)>>
I hope so!
> Dear Friends and Colleagues,
> After nearly 20 years of going to three major genealogy conferences every
> year (NGS, FGS, and Jewish international) I've learned it is possible to
> stay home once in a while and survive. It isn't fun, but you can survive. A
> couple of times in the last three years I have had to skip one or two of the
> annual events due to illness or finances. For me the biggest loss was the
> networking with colleagues. I'm hoping that those who did go to Nashville
> this year will keep us informed after the fact about all the "gossip" and
> any news about new books, software programs, great lectures, interesting
> tidbits from the APG Roundtable, and tips from the skill building lectures.
> What is the status of lectures on tapes? Will we be able to purchase after
> the conference or did we have to send someone with a list and a check?
> Inquiring minds want to know what is happening in Nashville. (I heard that
> it is raining there today.)
> When our colleagues return home we should ask them all to write up at least
> a paragraph about their experience so we can live vicariously. And it will
> help the rest of us in our quest to save those nickels and dimes (and
> drachmas) to attend the FGS conference in Salt Lake City in just a few
> months. And, most important, sign up early for registration to the annual
> APG Professional Management Conference which will be held in SLC on
> Wednesday, September 7th, with a special Roundtable the night before on
> Tuesday, September 6th at 7:00 pm. Go to the APG website for full details on
> the PMC.
> You see....it was okay to miss one conference this year if you absolutely
> had to...but you can't afford to miss the one in early September in Salt
> Lake City because too many important professional activities will be taking
> place and you do not want to miss them. Trust me on this one. And if you've
> never been to SLC to do research in the "Candy Store of Genealogy" this is
> the time to do it.
> Back home in New York City (and at office in northern New Jersey) working at
> my computer and producing billable hours each and every day :-) to help pay
> for conferences in the future.
> See you all at a major genealogical conference in the future...Las Vegas
> (IAJGS, July 10-15, 2005), Salt Lake City (FGS, Sept. 7-10, 2005), Chicago
> (NGS, June 7-10, 2006), New York City (IAJGS, August 13-18, 2006), Boston
> (FGS, August 30-Sept 2, 2006), Richmond (NGS, May 2007), Salt Lake City
> (IAJGS, July 2007), Ft. Wayne? (FGS, 2007), plus all the regional
> conferences.* See...there are so many learning opportunities we have no
> reason not to attend a major conference every year.
> Eileen Polakoff
> IAJGS = International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (the
> conference in 2005 is the 25th annual)
> * dates from my personal calendar and there could be errors or changes in
> the future
> Note: Suggestion for August 2006.... Attend the IAJGS conference in New York
> City with international speakers and then go on to Boston 12 days later
> where the conference will include the APG's Professional Management
> Conference...in between take a vacation/research trip through upstate New
> York and New England!
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