The month of March is going to see 2 big conferences in the NOVA area. One is free and one is a downright steal for the price so make sure you check them both out!
On March 14th is the 2nd Fredericksburg Virginia Family History Day and once again it is packed with great speakers and information. Some of the speakers are nationally know and many are from great Virginia institutions. For instance Micheal Strauss, AG, Dr. Shelly Murphy, Jean Cooper from the University of Virginia Library and Anne Toohey from the Library of Congress. In addition, they will have these individuals from the Library of Virginia: Errol Somay, Calli Lou Freed and Joanne Porter. Plus, I will be giving the keynote address that morning.
Two weekends later will be the Fairfax Genealogical Society's Spring Conference on March 27th and 28th. This year they have 12 tracks of classes over 2 days with many nationally known speakers. Their focus is on research in the Mid-Atlantic states and ethnicities that immigrated to those. However, there are also classes on technology and methodology as well. Early bird discount for the conference goes away on March 16th so register soon!
I hope to see you at these great regional opportunities to learn. Make sure to say hi if you will be there!