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Thanks to Jeff Herbert, Chapter President, for submitting this post.
Celebrating HCGS at the NGS Conference
As many of us are recovering from the
exciting past four days at the National Genealogical Society (NGS) conference
that our chapter recently hosted in Cincinnati, I just wanted to take a minute
to tell everyone that stopped by our booth to look and chat a heartfelt “Thank
You”. There were over 2100 attendees at
the conference last week, and at times it felt that over one half were waiting
to get into the booth to see what is new and to share their experiences at the
conference. If we didn’t get a chance
to talk to each of you individually, we’re sorry, but we will be hosting the
Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS) conference next year right across the street at
the Millennium Hotel, so you’ll have another chance to attend and help out at
the statewide conference next spring. Stay
tuned for more details later in the year.
Jean Morrison and Barbara Gargiulo talk with a visitor.
Of those of you that did stop by our
display, we heard from you that many of the lectures were completely full, and
heard many impressive comments regarding the speakers and their material. These comments and feedback are much
appreciated and help to reinforce all the hard work that went on behind the
scenes to make everything run smooth, and to allow everyone to maximize their
time while there.
We also added over 30 new members to
the chapter -- welcome aboard, and handed out many
applications to researchers that are interested and eligible for our chapter’s
lineage recognition program (First Families, Settlers & Builders, and
Century Families). Many of you also
expressed interest in volunteering some time to help with ongoing and future
projects. Stay tuned, we’re working on
our summer project list now.
Thanks to everyone for your
attendance, your support, and for volunteering to help out wherever it was
needed during the many months of preparation.