Do You Have a Wild Streak?
While the 2016 Conference is just a little over four months away, work is already underway for the 2017 OGS Conference!
The 2017 conference committee has chosen Genealogy Gone Wild for the conference theme. The committee is exploring a number of, shall we say, non-traditional sessions, as well as the normal conference favorites which include:
- Ohio history, its records, and repositories
- Ethnic (African American, German, Irish, Polish, etc.)
- Religious groups
- Migration into, within, and out of Ohio
- Origins of early Ohio settlers
Other topics of interest that will be considered:
- Land and military records;
- Technology, including DNA; mobile devices and apps;
- Methodology, analysis, and problem solving in genealogical research.
We are looking for presenters who are willing to go “wild” with us! Do you have a presentation or two or three that YOU would like to present? Have you heard a speaker somewhere you feel would make a wonderful addition to our conference? Let us hear from you! As the conference theme implies, the program committee is specifically seeking new, unusual, and dynamic proposals. Interested speakers are strongly encouraged to submit multiple proposals for either one-hour general sessions, or two-hour workshops. There is no limit to the number of proposals a speaker may submit. The deadline for submission of lecture proposals is May 31, 2016.
The 2017 OGS Call for Papers can be found on the Ohio Genealogical Society’s website. This will include all the guidelines and requirements for speaker proposals. The 2017 conference committee is looking forward to hearing from you soon!