I’m pretty sure that every Aussie geneablogger knows about Congress. Word of it has done the rounds. I wonder, though, if not for my current employers, who happen to be exhibiting at the event, whether I would have ever heard about Congress.
Luckily, I did hear about it.
I had a huge inner debate about whether to go or not, and whether I could justify spending that much money on one weekend (and the extortionate airline flights). But, with a bit of coersion from those around me, I decided it would be very worthwhile to go.
And go I shall.
To start with I was hesitant about getting excited, because I can be a bit guarded like that, but now I just can’t help it! It’s a week to the day that I fly out. I’ve started thinking about what clothes to wear, and what notebooks to take, and trying to work out if my shoes will be comfortable enough. I want to make a good impression and try to network as best I can, which means I need to update my business cards and print them as soon as possible. I also want to take a version of my tree somehow, perhaps on an app like ezGED Viewer.
It’s going to be great to be in amongst a myriad of people who share similar – if not the same – interests as me, and to be engrossed by that sort of environment. I’m looking forward to all the talks and to being bombarded with a plethora of information.
I’m not really going to get a chance to go to any of the national repositories around Canberra, as I won’t have a lot of spare time, but the good news is that I’ll be returning to our capital city again at the end of September, so I’ll pursue some research then.
Hope to see some of you there!