5 Advantages You’ll Get from the 2018 Fall Virtual Genealogy Conference

By Vanessa Wieland

We’re counting down the days to the 2018 Fall Virtual Conference, coming up September 21st. If you haven’t signed up yet, you’ve still got time, but the seats are filling fast! Want to know what’s in it for you? Read on to see five ways you’ll benefit from attending. Watch this video to learn more.

Okay, but seriously, read below to learn 5 reasons to join the conference. Starts Friday!

No planes or packing…

…just you and your computer. Why deal with an expensive flight, security lines and all the hassle of traveling when you can just curl up in your favorite pair of bunny slippers, sip the beverage of your choice and experience it all through the joys of technology? Everything you’d get from an in-person conference, you can get at home, without all the hassle.

Advantages of attending the fall virtual conference

Make your own conference schedule

If you’ve ever had to choose between two presentations happening at the same time, we’ve got an easy solution to your dilemma: Don’t choose at all! Because most of our presentations are prerecorded, there’s no overlap in the schedule of events and you can choose the order in which you watch the presentations so you can customize it to suit you. See what books editor, Andrew Koch learned from his sneak preview of the conference here.

Stock up your research toolbox

Between the 15 prerecorded sessions that you can download (along with the presentation slides themselves), the keynote and all of the other activities, you’ll have plenty of new tips tools and techniques to fill your toolbox. Plus, you’ll get even more resources in the form of checklists, supplemental articles, and “swag.” See how the conference sessions can really add up here.

Invest in your family history with the 2018 Fall Virtual Genealogy Conference, sponsored by Vivid-Pix

See immediate results

Want to try that new trick you just learned right away? Just hit pause, then come back to the video whenever you want — and we do mean “whenever.” Even the live events are recorded and uploaded after for you to refer back to. Once the conference ends, you’ll still have access to the materials in “read-only” mode and through download, so you won’t have to try and remember all those details two months down the road.

Ask questions, get answers

Just because it’s happening all on your computer doesn’t mean you miss out on the chance to chat with like-minded folks or pick the minds of our expert genealogists. Between the 4 live Q&As and all of the discussion boards, there are plenty of chances to build friendships, get answers to your burning questions and even just cheer (or commiserate) with your fellow attendees. Come armed with your questions to the 2018 Fall Virtual Genealogy Conference!

We’re proud to announce that the Fall 2018 Virtual Conference is sponsored by Vivid-Pix! Restore scanned prints, slides, documents, and digital camera photos in seconds.


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  • Ensure family history is shared and handed down.
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  • Easily create folders and organize improved photos (example: Vacation 1970, Aunt Gladys…)