I’m on my way to the AFFHO Congress 2015 – Australia’s premier genealogy & family history conference so was checking out Pinterest while waiting in the Virgin Lounge. (Don’t men talk very loud on the phone.) Having booked recently for the Problogger conference that will be held on the Gold Coast in August I was attracted to blogger pins.
What to take to a blogger conference was written a few years ago by Chelsea before she set of to a blogger conference at Salt Lake City. Her post is still up to date. The one thing she includes that many lists do not cover is Smartphone Backup Battery. They are small and easily fit into a hand bag.
Must haves in a Family History Conference Pack
I forgot both of my own “must haves” for for RootsTech and was so annoyed. When you are Tweeting away or trying to take a photo of someone you might not see again until the next big conference, the last thing you want is your phone battery to die.
The second thing family history bloggers need is a USB memory stick. People going to other conferences just don’t go to the local library and get excited over old documents and are desperate to save copies. I carry mine in a small bag as it is easier to find in the bottom of your hand bag. Having carried 3 around for years I am totally unsure why I took it out before leaving for Rootstech.
So at Rootstech I could not save finds at the Family History Library as I forgot to take one. This is how they became my must have items for a family history conference and part of the conference packing list.
What are your family history must have items?