The Maryland Genealogical Society and the Virginia Genealogical Society are co-sponsoring a conference in Frederick, Maryland that sounds like it will be a good one. The October 7 and 8 session features some interesting presentations by a number of well-known genealogy experts:
Sunlight on the Chesapeake by Joyce Browning
Old Soldiers Do Die, But Often After They Move! By Tim Pinnick
How Did My Pennsylvania Ancestor Get There?: Migration Trails out of Pennsylvania by Elissa Scalise Powell
African American Intrastate and Out Migration in Virginia and Maryland by Tim Pinnick
Quaker Migration Through Maryland to Northern Virginia: An Analysis of Movement by Craig R. Scott
Early Lighthouse Keeper Families of Maryland and Virginia by Sandra MacLean Clunies
Migration Between Maryland and Virgina in the 17th and Early Centuries by Robert W. Barnes, Sr.
Into the Backcountry: Emigration Southwest from the Chesapeake in the 17th Century by Tom Magnuson
The Friday evening banquet will feature a lecture by Joel Achenbach, a staff writer for the Washington Post, columnist for National Geographic, commentator on National Public Radio's Morning Edition and author of several books. . He will be speaking on his newest book: The Grand Idea: George Washington's Potomac and the Race to the West.
Several vendors of books, software and other genealogy-related items will also be available all day on Saturday.
Admission is $65 for tickets purchased before September 30, $75 after that date. Those prices include lunch both days. One-day tickets are also available. The Friday evening banquet costs $29 now, $33 for reservations made after September 30.
All in all, this looks like an excellent conference. You can learn more about the Maryland Genealogical Society and the Virginia Genealogical Society's conference at http://www.vgs.org/Fall05Brochure.pdf