I am so excited for the FGS conference in Springfield, Illinois. I will be driving from Arizona about two weeks prior to the conference. The best part about getting there earlier will be visiting with family before the conference. I will be picking up a picture of my grandfather from a cousin, my dad’s yearbooks, and who knows how many other treasures I will find.
I have been working on my list of repositories and listing what documents I need to search for. I have also contacted an aunt and some cousins so that I may scan their items. I am also working up some interview questions for my family members.
My best friend will be traveling to the conference and will be in Springfield the Sunday before. I am looking forward to playing hostess for the area. I plan on dragging her to all my favorite places.
I will be sharing my lists of favorite places to research along with my favorite places to visit in in coming blog posts.