I'll be off this week to the annual conference of the National Genealogical Society in Richmond, Virginia. The conference is being held Wednesday through Saturday, May 16 to 19. If everything goes according to plan, I will be posting articles and possibly pictures on the newsletter's web site daily from the conference.
This year's event is shaping up to be a good one, as always. If you can be in Richmond this week, I suspect you will enjoy the conference. If you cannot be there in person, hopefully you can obtain a peek at what goes on by reading this newsletter.
If you are at the conference, please stop by Booth #72 and say "Hello." I'll be there much of the time for all four days, and newsletter editor Pam Cerutti will be joining me on Friday and Saturday. We hope to meet as many newsletter subscribers as possible.
If you have a Wi-Fi equipped laptop or PDA, bring it along, and you can check your e-mail or perform other tasks on the web from the Exhibitors' Hall. The wireless networking signal should be strongest near Booth #72 although I expect it will cover the entire hall. Look for a wireless network that is broadcasting an SSID of "eogn." This free network access is being provided by Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.
The eogn network is shared, so please use it wisely. I encourage you to use the wireless network to check your e-mail and similar tasks. However, please do not download huge files, play online games, or otherwise saturate the connection. If you are a vendor, please do not use it for customer-facing purposes; but, feel free to check your own e-mail whenever you wish. If the connection gets overloaded, I'll be forced to turn it off. If we all use it wisely, more people can benefit.
I'll see you in Richmond!