Genealogical conferences such as the National Genealogical Society annual conference in the spring; the Federation of Genealogical Societies annual conference in late summer or fall; RootsTech conference in the winter; Ohio Genealogical Society annual conference in April, the Southern California Society annual Jamboree in June, etc. are wonderful educational opportunities. But more than that, they all provide an opportunity for networking with other family historians and genealogists, and learning more about the history of the area where the conference is held.
While in Springfield, Illinois, for the FGS conference a few weeks ago, a group of us meandered down Adams Street where we found several historical sites, including the Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices, before going to dinner at Augie’s where we saw lots of Rick Sayre’s Wine. A very pleasant evening and excellant company!