Sunday, September 14, 2008

Annual Conference less than 1 week away!

And there is still plenty of room available for anyone who might just be deciding to attend! Register Now! Hop on over to for all the details and a registration form.

One of our speakers this year that you will want to consider hearing is our own Carol P. McCoy. Her lecture is entitled "The Maine-Canada-Ireland Connection: Seeking Rogers' Roots." This is an entertaining case study that shows how she unearthed the Canadian and Irish roots of the Rogers' family who lived in Brewer, Maine, in 1850. Learn how U.S. and Canadian census, land, probate, historical, and newspaper records, as well as archival material, online sites and databases and internet contacts can bring a complex family to life. The journey to the type of success we all want to have!

Another speaker we are delighted to have join us this year is Legacy Software's Geoff Rasmussen who will tackle some of the techy type topics at this year's conference. He will be conducting 3 sessions.

The first is Mapping Your Ancestors Electronically: Using Software and the Internet which will discuss the major mapping resources available to genealogists today - AniMap, Map my Family Tree, Google Earth, Family Atlas, and much more.

His second session will help you discover new ways to find and "advertise" your ancestors, entitled "Marketing Your Ancestors Using Message Boards, Mailing Lists, Blogs and Podcasts."

And then Geoff wraps up the day with "Legacy Family Tree" Insider Tips and Tricks" where he shows how Legacy helps you write sources correctly and easily, Evidence Explained style, and also shows how to create shareable CDs, customized wall charts, publish books, get automated research suggestions, view your ancestors on maps of the world, and much more. Whether you already use Legacy Family Tree software or are considering it, or just want to learn about what software can do to help with your research, this is the session to sit on.

And then there is also our featured speaker, Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak, Senator Paula Benoit, and David Mishkin. What a line up? So register today, go to now so you don't miss this exciting event!

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