What, you may ask, happens when one takes a vacation from social networking? I acquired dozens of friend requests, followers, and likes without doing a thing, which was unusually flattering, but I also caused some associates to think I wasn't interested in being "linked-up." It also helped me recognize the enormous value of face-to-face interactions in managing relationships rather than relying on wall posts or tweets.
As Joe Godfrey promised at NGS 2011, I have been leading a great team to acquire great new record collections for Archives members. If you didn't get your free memberships at NGS through the end of 2011 so that you will be able to enjoy the benefits of these new acquisitions. If you have been overlooked, I have a small number of these demo memberships that I will pass out on a first-come-first-serve basis in honor of the upcoming 2011 FGS Conference. Please tweet me at fsanne with the two hashtags #FGS2011 and #ArchivesCom for your free demo membership if you didn't receive one at NGS. Please check back regularly with your membership to watch us grow throughout 2011. We have some wonderful things just around the corner for our users. Also, don't forget to stop by the Archives.com booth at FGS to meet our Product Managers for exclusive tips and tricks, and to try out Archives.com.
Speaking of FGS, yes, I will be speaking this year on a subject near and dear to my heart: Court Records. As one who is known for her technical knowledge, it is so refreshing to be able to speak on a topic I have spent almost two decades researching. I am excited for some very unique elements that will be included at FGS this year and look forward to seeing you there! FGS 2011 may look and feel a little different than it has in the past, so you won't want to miss it!