Mon, 19 June 2006
George and Drew notify listeners about the deadline for early FGS conference registration (www.fgs.org), the new Canadian and Scottish resources at Ancestry.com, and the July 15-22, 2007 research trip to London with the Genealogy Guys (limited to 40 people). The mailbag brings tips about using Google Notebook (www.google.com/notebook) to keep track of bookmarks wherever you are, and a reminder about the genealogy cruise on Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas. Drew shares his fun interview with Elissa Scalise Powell, highlighting the recent NGS conference, the first statewide Pennsylvania Genealogy Conference (September 29-30) in Pittsburgh (www.pagenealogyconference.com), the July 14-15 Roots in the Boot Italian genealogical conference also in Pittsburgh (www.rootsintheboot.org), the joys of networking at conferences, the great BCG-related lectures at NGS, the dos and don'ts of writing family histories, and the not-to-be-missed educational opportunities at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research held every June at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. George discusses what he has discovered about his ancestors in microfilmed agricultural censuses.