Why start thinking about it now? Because it’s going to be held in Springfield, Illinois, is why—- it will be relatively easy for genealogists in MO, IL, IN, and KY to attend:
Start saving now-- the Federation of Genealogical Societies will hold their annual conference 2011 in Springfield, Illinois (September 7, 8, 9 & 10, 2011).
Springfield is home to the Illinois State Archives, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, the Illinois State Library, the Illinois State Museum, the Illinois State Military Museum, the Lincoln Library (Springfield’s public library), University of Illinois-Springfield, and the Sangamon County Courthouse. If you are researching Illinois ancestors, this will be a not-to-be-missed opportunity for you:
Their conference this year is in Knoxville, TN (18-21 August 2010):