This week I wish I was at the national Federation of Genealogical Societies conference in Springfield, Illinois. Many of my genealogy friends are there along with some of the best genealogical speakers in the country. I made my "wish list" of lectures to order on CD (which I do for every national conference). For this conference there is a new company recording the lectures, Fleetwood Onsite Conference Recording, Inc. According to Dick Eastman's blog the recordings will be available for download as well as on CD and can be ordered at http://www.fltwood.com/onsite/ once the Fleetwood employees return home from the conference.
Here are my picks for the sessions I wish I could have attended and may order on CD. For those attended the FGS conference I would love to know what you thought of these presentations, and also what presentations were your favorites.
Reasons for Not Serving in the Civil War by Craig Roberts Scott, CG T218
Going Beyond the Bare Bones: Reconstructing Your Ancestors' Lives by Thomas W. Jones, CG T236
Researching Your Indian Wars Ancestor Before the Civil War by Craig Roberts Scott, CG F320
Using 'Correlation' to Reveal Facts That No Record States by Thomas W. Jones, CG F333
After Mustering Out: Researching Civil War Veterans by Amy Johnson Crow F304
Developing Genealogical Skills: Mentoring from Novice to Expert by Melinde Lutz Sanborn F341
Apps Galore for the Professional Genealogist by Pam & Rick Sayre F349
Lessons from a Snoop: Collaterals and Associates by Debra Mieszala F350
Researching Your New York Ancestors Through NewYorkAncestors.org by Christopher Child S421
Evidence: Guidelines for Evaluating Genealogical Sources by Linda Woodward Geiger, CG S422
Online, On Microfilm, and in Print: Finding Ancestors in Newspapers by James L. Hansen S432
The Genealogical Proof Standard: What It Is and What It is Not by Thomas W. Jones, CG S443