Saturday, March 27, 2010


Last Saturday I was speaking at the LaSalle County Genealogical Guild in Ottawa, IL.
The Guild has their own facility which seemed very nice. (I did not have very much time to investigate.) A large number of people attended, in fact they were spilling out the doorways. Everyone seemed interested. The point being a large amount of interest.

As a member of the board for ISGS (Illinois State Genealogical society) I am in contact with Carol McCarty the ISGS president. Carol told me that the ISGS office has been swamped with telephone calls from people interested in starting their own genealogical research. I am sure this is a result of the television series "Who do you think you are?" (Did I get the name correct?)

I think this is an excellent time for all Gene societies to reach out to this new generation of beginners and help them start their research.

1 comment:

  1. Re. media attention to genealogy; in a recent Northwest Herald paper, there was also an article and picture of a man from Huntley who says he is "obsessed" with his family history. He was also giving a talk. I think he's from Sun City. So, it's nice to have more exposure in the paper, both in print, and in their online editions.----Great response you had; better than having a very small group.
    Barb F.