The first prompt
“Tell us and your readers/followers what you think of when you here Connect. Explore. Refresh in relation to a genealogy conference”
For this final part of prompt one, I am going to bring together the strands in preparation for a genealogical conference. My opening statement in part one was
“There has never been a better time to Connect with others, Explore genealogical material, both on and off line and Refresh our thoughts on our research, our families and the historical context in which they lived.”
Having made the decision to attend the conference you need to plan. Who do you want to connect with? Is that a fellow genealogist, a genealogical buddy, a speaker that you enjoy hearing present, someone who you want to hear present?
All of that can be achieved as long as you plan what your aims are. Do you plan on spending time at the Family History Centre? What records do you hope to connect with and explore? What do you plan to refresh? – research undertaken in the past, previous friendships and connections made or a wider historical context that might assist your understanding of the times your ancestors lived in?
There is so much to think about when you decide to attend a conference, and once you have made a plan it most certainly helps when you want to Connect. Explore. Refresh.