The first time I attended a National Genealogy Conference, I made the wise choice to attend a lecture by Elizabeth Shown Mills. At the time, I had no idea of her stature within the genealogy industry. Clearly by the size of the lecture hall, and the numbers in attendance, standing room only, others new something I didn't. After listening to her speak it was clear, she was a women of importance. Elizabeth has a gift of making you step back and take a look at your research from a different perspective.
I was reminded of that first encounter with her after watching this recent episode on You Tube, called We Are All Cousins published by the National Genealogical Society. Elizabeth in her very special way reminds us to check our thinking, otherwise we just may be missing an important part of our genealogy research.
If you haven't had the privelege of attending a lecture by Elizabeth Shown Mills, then check out this recent video and if you have an opportunity to attend one of her talks, I would encourage you to make it a priority.