2011 Retreat Updates and Closing Registration Reminder Monday, Sep 26 2011 

Gentle reminder that 2011 Genealogy Retreat – Back to the Basics closes registration at the end of the week. Paid registrations for full packages ($175.00) or a la carte single classes ($20.00 each) will be accepted until October 1. If mailing registration this week, please let us know to look for it. The referral bonus is still in effect and we still have several spots available.
The full slate of classes and tentative scheduling (may still change) is now complete: 

Day Trippers: Check in at front door ten minutes before your scheduled session. Note that the floor plan is open in the ranch house, so early birds may be invited to walk the campus, or wait outside.

Full Retreat Attendees: Check In 10:15-11:00 AM in Ranch House Entryway (unless alternate arrangements are made)



7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Power Up with PowerPoint

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM Using the Indian Pioneer History Collection

10:300 AM – 11:30 AM Runnin’ Down Granny: Researching Female Family Members

Campus closes by 12:30 PM


August & September E-Mag Links Thursday, Sep 15 2011 

August and September Electronic Magazines are late being posted. Because of this, we are providing links to our regular website for those who are interested:



Office Hours Modification Thursday, Sep 15 2011 


As summer turns to fall, our offices turn to upcoming scheduling. Here is a list of regular hours modifications as they stand today:


Offices will be closed the following “normal” days:


  • Friday, September 16, 2011
  • Friday, September 23, 2011
  • Friday, October 21, 2011
  • Friday, October 28, 2011 (Gregath Retreat)
  • Wednesday, November 2 through Tuesday, November 8, 2011 (Texas Research Trip)
Gregath will resume normal business hours (9am-noon and 1pm-4pm CT, Monday through Friday) on Monday, September 26, 2011.

FGS Updates Friday, Sep 9 2011 

In Springfield, IL for the week at FGS – don’t forget to stop by and “say hi” to the Gregath gals in booth #700 in the exhibit hall: Free publishing consultations with no appointment necessary.

$1500.00 Grand door prize will be drawn today at 1PM – not noon: Need not be present to win, but your FGS entry form must be legible.

Today at 9:30 am (room B11B) Carrie Cook will present Making PowerPoint Unique but not distracting.

Today at 11:00am (room B11C) Fredrea Cook will present the Value Added Professional.