Do not be discouraged that our conference speaker this year is not talking specifically about things related to Sweden and/or Swedish research. I know that is always a highlight of our conferences, however, this year we wanted to present a speaker that would help all of us genealogists with the handling of the volume of information we have found and have yet to find. We will be learning how to take a good hard look at the information we presently have, and to correct mistakes we previously did not realize were mistakes i.e., citations, anyone?, or unreliable records put down as 'factual', and so on.
Also, do you lie awake nights wondering if all your research may be tossed after you're gone because what you have would take some very extensive unraveling to straighten out, which might mean being thrown in the trash without even being looked at? Scary thought, isn't it? And just as scary is not knowing how to prepare and plan for the furure safekeeping of your hard work, even if it is meticulously done. Crossing your fingers is not a solution!
This year's speaker, Thomas MacEntee, will talk about problems facing any genealogist, and the solutions we need to be better prepared to deal with anything our research presents us. Learn to research smarter, easier and more efficiently with the latest technologies.
Then, on into the future, any descendant who gets your well-organized research...well, I can imagine the smile on his or her face when they open your family heritage story for the first time. We all know there is nothing better than a good story well told!
See you at the conference!