by Delia

So the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference for 2013 is almost upon us! I know everyone is ready for all of the wonderful sessions and fabulous speakers, the amazing exhibits, and all of the extra activities (the FGS Opening Social on Wednesday and the Friday Night Evening Local Event, just to name two), but are you ready for researching at The Genealogy Center?

Whether you are coming for the Conference, or are planning a visit here later, we wanted to provide a few tips for making your research visit more enjoyable and productive. So, first, let's get ready!

Take a bit of time to plan what you want to search while you are here. Determine what facts you seek, make notes about the family, and what sources you think might be best. Take time to check our book catalog and our microtext catalog. Note titles with the respective call numbers or roll numbers. This will help you hit the ground running when you arrive. Remember to add an extra few research projects, in case you either solve the first quickly, or hit that proverbial brick wall.

Also, take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with our website, especially under Pathfinders to view the Guides and Snapshots.

Next: Get Set!