As many of you know I again have the honor of being a Speaker AND an ambassador for the RootsTech 2019 Conference. It is the largest genealogy conference in the world! What an opportunity to see amazing speakers plus be surrounded by those who appreciate the hard work, joy and fun that comes from researching your family’s story. People who will listen to you talk about your research and NOT have their eyes glaze over – tee hee!!!!
One of the benefits of being both a speaker and an ambassador is that I get to grant one of my lucky winners a FREE 4 day pass to RootsTech to be held from February 27 through March 2, 2019 (a $299 value)!
Pass includes the following:
- Over 300 classes
- Keynote/General Session
- Expo Hall
- Evening Events
Pass does not include the following:
- Transportation to and from Salt Lake City, Utah and/or the Salt Palace Convention Center
- Lodging and Food
- Paid Lunches
- Paid Labs
If you have already purchased your ticket, please still enter! You will be reimbursed your ticket price. A great chance to WIN!!!!
To enter my giveaway?? Please just provide your email on my website Lineage Journeys!!! I will randomly draw a winner’s name from the submitted emails (if you are already following my blog and have submitted your email, just let me know that you want IN!) – drawing on Tuesday, October 30th! The winner will be notified by email (and then I want to talk with them!) and everyone else will find out here in a post. So sign up to win!!!! Yes, YOU!!
The wonderful worldwide excitement of doing genealogy research, learning and sharing with over 14,000 of your best friends is revving up for February 27 to March 2, 2019! And yours truly gets to be a SPEAKER again!!! Yeaaaaa ……
Sharing in 2019 about Native, First Nations, Indian: Researching Indigenous Peoples and (updated from 2018!) You CAN Take It With You: Mobile Apps for Genealogists, I’m excited that I’ll also be an Ambassador (that means you will get blog posts from me before, during and after the event!) and exclusive access to some of the big-name speakers coming.
More is soon to come – the registration page opening, hotels booking, and finding your friends, cousins and more who are going, watch here and the Lineage Journeys Facebook page for updates!!!
The time is coming soon – the National Genealogical Society’s Family History Conference is coming in May 2018!! Can’t wait – AND I’m presenting two sessions: French-Canadian Migrations into the Midwest and Beyond and Native, First Nations, Indian: Research Indigenous Peoples. Here’s the recent post from the NGS Blog – http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/french-canadian-migration-midwest-beyond/R
The French-Canadian session is Thursday, May 3 at 11 a.m. and the Native session is Friday, May 4th at 4 p.m..
Registration is open AND volunteer positions are available – you can get in free to the conference, based in how/where you volunteer. There is information here to guide you …. http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/volunteer/ There are opportunities still available and the vendor hall is open to you as well, where you can learn about new programs, mobile apps, obtain books and software and network with other family histories, speakers and professionals across the field.
Join me?! And please be sure to find me and say hello!
THANK YOU to GeneaBloggers for accepting my blog into your great list of fellow genealogy bloggers!! I was featured TODAY – January 23, 2018 – and this will go down in my history with Lineage Journeys as another NEW OPPORTUNITY to share with so many in a new way!
Future posts here will include information, resources and links to content that I’m creating for Acadian, French-Canadian, Native/First Nations/Indian or Indigenous research, and locality information for Michigan, Ontario, Quebec and more! Lineage Journeys provides the unique perspective of the ancient spiritual traditions of North America and Europe along with research-based documentation of lineages, family histories and immigration pathways that define the heritage of the customer’s family.
So STAY TUNED for more!!! And thank you, again, GeneaBloggers!!!
It wasn’t easy for our ancestors, and it’s not easy for us. Change. It is constant and sometimes we are easily able to adapt and other times, it is just hard as we’ve settled into a way of being or doing that we don’t want to shift from.
In my work at Lineage Journeys, or when I reflect on the journeys that my ancestors have taken – those who came from Europe in less than wonderful conditions on a ship, those who were the Native people of North America and the moves that they had to make to deal with the influx of other tribal people or the Europeans – I realize that I have it SOOOOO much easier!
A friend of ours just left yesterday for medical school in another country. I heard from him today and he’s going through the initial stresses of the move – learning about the currency there, the costs of average supplies and food, and beginning to set up his life there. It’s not easy, of course, AND he’s alone with only our Facebook connection for conversation at this point (yes, we’ll use Skype or something later).
There’s a spiritual journey in all of this, and there’s the drawing on ancestral wisdom too in all of this. For our friend, his youth and inexperience are playing out while I can reflect on the changes that are happening for me with
work, family and internally. When I get into stress about my own challenges with change, I reflect on “what would my ancestors have done?” or “how mightthis grow me, spiritually?”. Both elements are “in play” and available for me todraw on if I remember not to freak out about what is happening. It’s all an illusion of my mind anyway!
Change is good, change is necessary, and change is hard.