Sunday, May 13, 2012

NGS2012 -- The Day After

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.   

Jeff Herbert

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