C. Ann Staley, CG, local professional genealogist, has come up with a great idea for the summer. She is holding a "Genealogy Summer Camp" at the Jacksonville Public Library, July 23-26. This summer camp is more for teenagers and adults than for children. Lots of good learning and fun, and no mosquitoes!
This four-day genealogical conference will include presentations on topics such as beginning genealogical research, land records (beginning and intermediate), military records (beginning and intermediate), vital records (birth, marriage, death), pre-1850 census research to determine parentage, free genealogy information on the internet, and cemetery records, among others. Your friendly neighborhood blogger, Karen Rhodes, will present talks on beginning genealogical research, British colonial and American federal paleography, and using blogs, podcasts, and Twitter (and Google+) for genealogy.
Other speakers include Arnold Weeks, Margo Brewer, Ann Staley (of course), David Fuller, and Amy L. Giroux.
Sessions begin at 10 a.m. and end around 2:30. No information is available yet on registration, so watch this space, and I'll get that out as soon as it comes to me.