Like some of you, were headed this week to the National Genealogical Society (NGS) conference in Raleigh. Aside from our booth banner, handouts, door prizes and other supplies, heres what well be packing for the conference:
- Printouts of flight itinerary and hotel confirmation
- Printout of downtown Raleigh map
- List of appointments, meetings and classes to attend
- Conference program
- Tips on what to do and where to eat in Raleigh from FamilyTreeMagazine.com Forum Members
- Laptop plus a low-tech backup: notepad and pen
- Camera, extra batteries, USB cable for transferring photos
- Phone and charger
- Digital recorder
- Flash drive loaded with stuff to work on during downtime
- Umbrella (forecasts call for a chance of showers most days)
- Sweater to keep warm in the exhibit hall
If youre going to NGS, stop by and see us at Booth 319 in the exhibit hall. Admission to just the hall is free, and NGS lists a few other free events on its Web site.
To attend classes, you must be registeredsee rates and information for registration at the door.
Also, if you want to research North Carolina ancestors while youre there, the state archives and the genealogical services branch of the state library are about a mile from the Raleigh Convention Center. (Heres an introduction to research in the Tar Heel state.)
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