We have a couple of events coming up of interest to the genealogical and historical communities at the local level:
On 10 September 2011 is our seminar: "Bringing Your Ancestors to Life," with guest speaker Patricia Charpentier. This is a hands-on writing workshop, where participants will write brief vignettes of their family history using techniques that Ms. Charpentier will teach during the day-long session. Volunteering participants will then read their selections to the audience. Fee at the door is $40. For more information, visit http://www.sgesjax.com and click on 'Upcoming Events" or call the Society at 904-778-1000.
On 24 September Baker County celebrates their sesquicentennial, sponsored by the Baker County Historical Society. SGES will have a table at the festival. The celebration will be in Macclenny, in Baker County, near the junction of U.S. 90 and Fifth Street (coming from Jacksonville, turn right on Fifth Street). See http://www.150yearsofbaker.com for more information.
On the national level, there are three upcoming events of interest:
Federation of Genealogical Societies Annual Conference, this year in Springfield, Illinois, 7-10 September. See http://www.fgsconferenceblog.org/ for more information.
32nd Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, 22-25 September. See http://bit.ly/naKw6j for more information (that is a shortened URL).
Atlanta Family History Expo, Atlanta, Georgia, 11-12 November. For more information see http://222.fhexpos.com/expos/.