Ghotes Conference 2002
Mark your GHOTES calendars!The next Ghotes Conference ( GHOTES 2002 ) is being planned for the week of September 23, 2002, on the Eastern Shore of Virginia! We hope to meet all of you on the Eastern Shore of Virginia in September, 2002.
This will be our third conference. (We won't have another one for about three years or so, so don't miss this one.)
You will not believe the speakers assembled to share their expertise at this conference! The experts on Eastern Shore history and families. Not just one or two, but a dozen.
Orientations, conference registration, and ghotes reception will take
place on Monday, September 23. Be there! (Use the
links to the schedule and the registration form at the bottom of this page
for more information.)
Ghotes 2002 activities include:
Ghotes 2002 Reception at historic Kerr Place in Onancock. (Monday, September 23, 4:00 P.M.)
Workshops, seminars, presentations on Eastern Shore history and genealogy from renowned researchers and historians, including but not limited to ...
We are working on organizing another fantastic Historic Homes Tour. Our Olde Ghote Dr. Bill, who knows everyone on the Shore, made the arrangements for our tours at previous conferences. Hurry up and get well, Dr. Bill. We can't do it without you! .
Authors, Book Dealers
Photo Presentation from Photographer Elton Bennett
the Courthouses and Library (A must for newbies to the Shore!)
Meet the Authors
Breakfast & Booksigning
Family Group Discovery
Photocopier, scanner, & computer will be set up with genealogy programs installed for sharing of data.
Plenty of opportunities to eat good Eastern Shore FOOD
PLENTY OF TIME TO VISIT WITH OTHER GHOTES, meet newly found family, and walk the pathways of our ancestors.
The Ghotes Banquet:
An Eastern Shore Feast with our ghotes
family and friends.
As you can see from our activities list, this conference moves! Courthouses, the ESVA Library, Kerr Place, and historic homes. Our exhibits, computer, photocopier, Booksigning Breakfast, and some presentations will be held in the large and recently expanded conference room of the Trawler Restaurant in Exmore. Our banquet will be held at the Trawler also. Obtain your banquet reservations early.
If you have never been to the Eastern Shore of Virginia, be assured that
finding your way around is easy. Do not stress over finding the conference,
hotel, or any of our other venues. The Eastern Shore is a peninsula with one
main highway, Highway 13, running north and south from one end to the other. The
hotel and conference meeting room are right on the highway in Exmore. The other
places are just one turn off the highway. We'll post a page with directions for
all the places before conference time.
You might want to know that they have two rooms that are wheelchair accessible. They also have non-smoking rooms, many downstairs rooms, and 8 suites with microwaves and refrigerators.
If you need information on campgrounds, bed and breakfasts, or accommodations elsewhere on the Shore, click here.
ALL talks and presentations
ALL Family Group Discovery Sessions
GHOTES Reception at Kerr Place, September 23 (Extra tickets may be purchased for $15.00.)
Breakfast and Booksigning (buy your own breakfast though)
Access to computer, scanner, copier (bring your own disks)
Historic Homes TOUR
Who Can Come?
Events that are "open to the public," that is, to persons who do not
register for the conference itself, include the following:
Go to Conference Schedule.
Go to Conference registration form.
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