I received an e-mail from Wichita Genealogy Society (WGS) and it is hosting its annual conference on October 13, 2018 and the main attraction is the founder of Cyndi’s List: https://www.cyndislist.com/. You can register for the conference at https://wichitagensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=17. Early Bird Registration is $65 for non-WGS members and $55 for WGS members; you can join WGS on the registration form which will get you the member rate. The price goes up $10 if you don’t register before September 16 (postmark date if mailing form in). The conference is held at the Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex 5015 E 29th Street N, Wichita, Kansas. If you aren’t familiar with Cyndi’s List, it is one of the best genealogy resource sites out there. From her website:
Cyndi’s List has been a trusted genealogy research site for more than 20 years. Cyndi’s List is free for everyone to use and it is meant to be your starting point when researching online.
- What exactly is Cyndi’s List?
- A categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet.
- A list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.
- A free jumping-off point for you to use in your online research.
- A “card catalog” to the genealogical collection in the immense library that is the Internet.
- Your genealogical research portal onto the Internet.
You can find more information at https://www.facebook.com/CyndisList, https://twitter.com/CyndisList, and https://plus.google.com/107399342052902753109. You can read Cyndi’s 20th anniversary blog post at http://cyndislist.blogspot.com/2015/06/it-all-began-20-years-ago.html.
Highlights of the conference include:
CONFERENCE TOPICS INCLUDE:
- A GUIDED TOUR OF CYNDI’S LIST 2.0 – A brief history Cyndi’s List, followed by an overview of how to navigate the newly updated site and how to tell when the site is updated. Learn how to effectively use the valuable resource tool.
- THE INTERNET: LOWER YOUR EXPECTATIONS TO RAISE YOUR RESEARCH POTENTIAL – Genealogist should never assume anything in their research. Explore examples that demonstrate research success moving beyond your expectations.
- NEWSPAPER TOOLS ONLINE: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY – Explore free and commercial newspaper sites to learn what is available for your research. Discover how to search, browse, view, print, and save copies for use personal records.
- TEN RESOURCES I USE EVERY DAY: MISCELLANEOUS TIPS FOR THE ONLINE RESEARCHER – From Internet tools to specialty databases and tools, you’ll learn about some of the things I use each day to my research online.