from Paula Stuart Warren, CGÂ
Are you traveling to another city? Or perhaps to another country? Before you finalize details on that trip for the holidays, business, reunion, vacation, sporting event, medical care, research, or whatever purpose, check for genealogical events that will be occurring while you are in that location.
You may need to extend your trip for a day or two, but the benefit of being with other researchers is too great to miss. Is a genealogical society in that area having their annual seminar at that time with a speaker you have always wanted to hear or topics that fit right in with your research needs?
Do you live in an area without a genealogical society? This may be a good opportunity to do some genealogical socializing and networking. Is the historical society sponsoring some pertinent lectures or classes? I have attended society events many times when I have traveled to other places and always learn something.
Here are some places to find calendars of a multitude of genealogical events (and there are many more similar listings online):
- Federation of Genealogical SocietiesÂ
- National Genealogical SocietyÂ
- Eastmanâ€™s Online Genealogy Newsletter
- U.S. National Archives locationsÂ
- Cyndiâ€™s ListÂ
- Global Genealogy
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