I am currently in Chicago 90% of the way to the Federation of Genealogical Societies conference in Springfield, Illinois.
This is my second FGS conference and I am looking forward to meeting up again with many of my genealogical online friends and also learning from them. There are many names familiar to Australians among the presenters including Audrey Collins, Chris Paton, Paul Milner, Judy Russell, Thomas MacEntee and so many others among the 72 presenters who will be informing us during these few days.
This is also the Federations 40th birthday year.
I am giving three presentations:
1 September 5pm: Lost in Australia
2 September 11am: My Job is Killing me!
3 September 8am: In The Workhouse
And also on 3rd I am the luncheon speaker for the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History speaking on Lenses of Time: Battle of Bossenden Woods.
Springfield is also where Abraham Lincoln lived before becoming President he is buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield.