[APG Public List] Who Are We, Really?
jeanettedaniels8667 at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 3 21:05:45 MDT 2009
My pain and others. 1997 was only 10 years ago. You make it sound like 100 - "dated your experience to last century." I have been to the NGS (2000) and the FGS (2005) in Salt Lake City because I manned a booth at both. I will do that again in April, 2010. But that is because I happen to live in SLC and again will have a booth.
I have gone to some of the lectures at the 21st century conferences and they also had lectures that weren't of the in depth nature APG public lists posters were referring to. I believe that the APG public list posters are trying to explain what they want and need in order to spend the money to attend NGS or FGS. I hope that conference planners are listening rather than asssuming that all is well.
From: "Elissa Scalise Powell, CG" <Elissa at PowellGenealogy.com>
To: apgpubliclist at apgen.org
Sent: Sat, October 3, 2009 8:20:30 PM
Subject: Re: [APG Public List] Who Are We, Really?
I can feel your pain. However you also have dated your experience to last century. Genealogical conferences really have entered the 21st Century and do learn from their mistakes.
I would urge you to attend the NGS conference in your own local area of Salt Lake City come April 27 to May 1 and participate fully in it. Consider the pre-conference educational opportunities on Tuesday. Come to the APG roundtable Tuesday night (free!), attend the sessions, and wander through the free exhibit hall. I think you may see there are some differences and what the current attendees experience.
Elissa Scalise Powell, CG
CG and Certified Genealogist are Service Marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by board certificants after periodic evaluations by the Board.
From:On Behalf Of Jeanette Daniels
Sent: Saturday, October 03, 2009 9:51 PM
Thanks for your input. I went to my first NGS conference based upon the titles of a couple of speeches and was really surprised.
My point is that I can't tell anything about the presentation from the title. My personal experience was quite negative and I wouldn't pay the money to go to another national conference based upon titles alone.
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