The keynote speakers each morning were fantastic and the classes that followed covered a variety of subjects including blogging, technology and methodology. I enjoyed being able to take classes from Syd Lieberman, Lisa Louise Cooke, Karen Clifford, and Thomas W. Jones, in addition to others.
As I sat through the various classes, all vastly different in their subject matter, I kept asking myself, where do I want to go with my family history passion? Where do I see myself five years from now? What do I ultimately want to accomplish in family history? What am I doing now to ensure that I stay on track with my goals?
There are so many opportunities in family history and it is easy to become distracted. I really can't do it all and, while taking a temporary detour in my path is just fine, I also need to periodically check to make sure that I am still pursuing things consistent with my goals.
In addition to checking my course along my path of family history, I now realize more than ever that I will have to keep up with the technology and with new records continually being made available all the while chanting …..hold on tight and don’t let go.
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