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The Pre-NGS Conference fun begins in the morning! I and fellow blogger J Paul Hawthorne, along with others, will be busy learning at the Putting Skills To Work by the BCG Education Fund. The event features Nancy A. Peters, CG, “Make Your Case: Correlating Evidence to Solve Genealogical Problems” followed by Sara Ann Scribner, CG teaching “Making Your Case: Constructing and Writing Proof Arguments”.
I am looking forward to learning some new skills and meeting new people. While we are learning other attendees will be visiting plantations, researching at the archives, or enjoying some of the museums and historic sites Raleigh has to offer. I hope everyone at the conference has a chance to explore outside the conference center and their hotels. Remember to check at your hotel for a list of nearby restaurants and things to do. I can highly recommend The Pit Authentic Barbecue at 328 W. Davie, check out the offerings here: Menu
My parents have been keeping me busy baking, cooking, helping out, and spending time together. We did have a nice outing to the Carl Sandburg House in Flat Rock, North Carolina. The area is picturesque and the home has stunning views. They also had a a bunch of newborn goats (Mrs. Sandburg was a champion goat breeder), two sets of twins, one set of triplets and two mothers ready to give birth in the goat barn. More information on the Sandburg home can be found at https://www.nps.gov/carl/index.htm.
Compact portable charger (external battery pack).
Business cards for networking.
My list of books in my library via the Library Thing App, to prevent purchasing books already in my library.
NGS 2017 Conference App downloaded and schedule marked.
DNA login info for all the accounts I have – for those questions I have for the various vendors.
What are you must haves for a conference?