Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Federation of Genealogical Societies Annual Conference in Fort Wayne August 20-24 was well attended. There were about a dozen Hamilton County chapter members there that we identified. If we missed you, sorry.  The photo collage shows the members that I managed to photograph along with some other attendees.  Didn't recognize Dick Eastman without the hat.

Photo Credit: Gail Burkholz

Jeff Herbert signed up a new member on the spot. He is from Missouri and is president of his local chapter. Go Jeff! That's recruiting new members.

One of our members, Pat Van Skaik, made two presentations at the conference.  The first one was on people who followed the rivers. The Cincinnati Hamilton County Library has a large collection on the inland rivers. Her next presentation was about a family, Delphi Benson's, she identified as living in one of the houses pictured in the 1848 Panorama of the Cincinnati riverfront. I went to this presentation and it was great. Keep looking at the calendar  - Pat may be doing this presentation at the Cincinnati Library in the future.  If she does - try to see it.

Overall it was a good conference.  If you ever have a chance to go to one of the conferences please try to attend. You will meet genealogists from all areas of the country and learn from them along with learning from the seminars/presentations.

Submitted by: Gail Burkholz