Friday, January 15, 2016

2016 PGS Annual Seminar: speakers and more…much more

Over the past few weeks we have been introducing you to our 2016 Seminar coming up on 13 February. We first introduced you to Ann Staley, our featured speaker who will give four presentations during the all-day event. In another post we told you in some detail what those four topics were about.

Then we introduced you to our three breakout speakers and gave you a short explanation of their presentation subjects.

If you missed any of those Blog posts, you can find the information by looking in the Blog archive; or by getting the seminar brochure which is available at our monthly meetings, anytime in the Largo Library Genealogy Center, or online at .  In addition to information on the speakers, their topics, and the schedule of events; the brochure also contains a registration form.

OK, so you have heard about all that, but do you fully understand all of the other things that will be going on during this great event on 13 February 2016?

The festivities begin as soon as the door opens at 8 am. A continental breakfast will be available as you enter the presentation hall at the Largo Library. Coffee, tea, bottled water, and sodas will be available then and throughout the day.

One whole side of the hall will be devoted to our annual book sale. For embarrassingly low prices you can walk away with books filled with data about YOUR ancestors as well as books to give you a more general historical appreciation of when and where your ancestors lived.

Need a magnifier for that detailed reading? Need a 15-generation pedigree chart? Those items and more will be for sale in the back of the room.

Throughout the day we will have representatives from societies and from organizations that can offer you special deals on their subscriptions and memberships.

A box lunch is served at noon with plenty of time for you to peruse the book sale, and swap research tips with your follow attendees and our guest organizations.

Throughout the day you can purchase raffle tickets for software and subscription prizes.  Door prizes will be awarded during breaks between speakers (you get a ticket as part of your registration), and at the end of the day some special prizes will be awarded and raffle winners will be announced.

And finally, throughout the day you will have ample time to meet old friends and make new ones who may share some of the same research challenges that you are facing.

As you can see, there is plenty to learn, see, hear, do, eat, drink, and win during the seminar. All of that is well worth the registration of $40 ($45 for non-PGS members). But register early, because the price goes up after 6 February to $50 without the benefit of the box lunch.

We do have a limit on seating, so register early and secure your place, your lunch, and your price break.

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