I learned that you can find amazing things in old newspapers. Try searching for "Infomation Wanted" in papers between 1870-1930 and find people looking for lost family members or old friends.
To get around the "burnt Courthouse" especially in the south, use Tax records and Land records copies of which were usually sent to the state.
If you aren't watching or listening to genealogy podcasts you are really missing out!
DNA research and genealogy are getting ready to make some big leaps forward.
What better way is there to spend a weekend, learning new things about genealogy with some really good friends!
Hope to see you there next year!!!!!