[APG Public List] Who Are We, Really?
wanda at sameks.us
Tue Oct 6 14:15:36 MDT 2009
It would also be helpful to have a one- or two-hour orientation session for
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[mailto:apgpubliclist-bounces at apgen.org] On Behalf Of Lisa Gorrell
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 3:11 PM
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I haven't attended a national conference yet and plan to attend NGS in Salt
Lake City this coming year. I have been researching nearly 15 years and
would consider myself an intermediate researcher. I am better at some
records (especially late 19th century & 20th century) than others (before
1850). I am looking forward to hearing from presenters that I have been
reading about all these years.
Wouldn't it be helpful for beginners to have a special track for them such
as on one day? We have done this at model railroading conventions.
On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 12:59 PM, Wanda Samek <wanda at sameks.us> wrote:
>>The people who defend current conference topics are, in fact, defending
them for "beginners", a category in which they are NOT placing themselves.
A very good point, Barbara.
It may also strengthen my conclusion that national conferences, as a general
rule, should be targeted more toward intermediate and advanced levels of
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