Thursday, 18 November 2010

Looking Ahead

Last week was my final speaking commitment for the year. I don't anticipate being on my hind legs before an audience until early April, in June for the Quebec Family History Society Roots 2011 event, and then in August with a couple of talks for the Toronto Branch of OGS.

A major commitment until September is as co-Chair of the BIFHSGO conference, 16-18 September. The theme is England and Wales, and especially London. I'm taking the lead in developing the program. More news as things develop, major speakers are already identified but nothing is confirmed yet.

The door is also open to proposals for other presentations likely to hold the interest of members including: writing and preserving family history; social networking; technology and genetics/DNA discoveries; case studies that illuminate social trends and illustrate good genealogical practice. More information here. The deadline for submissions is the end of January.

Another conference commitment is serving on the program committee for the OGS 2012 conference in Kingston.

One or two genealogical events away from Ottawa are in my plans. The RootsTech meeting, Feb 10 - 12, 2011 in Salt Lake City and Who Do You Think You Are Live, Feb 26-28 in London are both tempting but a bit too much to do both in the same month.

I'm also considering either a non-genealogical project or writing a book I've been contemplating for some months.

Anglo-Celtic Connections, passing 2,000 posts this month, will continue indefinitely.

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