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Genealogy in the Woods 2013
Sky Ranch at Cave Springs Ranch House
October 26-27, 2013
Same Venue as 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2011!


Unfortunately, after booking to near capacity, Sky Ranch at Cave Springs informed us our ranch house availability was reduced by at least 5 hours, due to a new group's needs. This was unforeseen as our 2013 schedule mirrored 2011, and the completed SRCS contract did not address timeframe. While still welcome on this Christian campus, alternatives would have drastically reduced the retreat experience.

We are sorry to announce that have found no comparable alternative and have canceled. We thank Julie McClain, Guest Services Specialist and Doug McClain, Camp Director for their efforts of August 28, 2013.

We have enjoyed our relationship with Cave Springs, since 2003, and everyone seems to have a wonderful time there. We wish all those attending SRCS during our originally scheduled dates the best.

Join us in 2014 for

Genealogy in the Woods 2014
October 11-12, 2014 Resort Retreat

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About the Retreat

This year attendees will be enjoying all the comforts of home - not roughing it as in our early retreats at Cave Springs. While all sessions and speakers have not yet been finalized, they will all deal with being an effective genealogist in the 21st century. We don't even have to bring our own linens and towels - but we are not paying for maid service either! This retreat is perfect for the basic beginner, as well as the "grizzled veteran" who is looking for new tips and tricks, or just a positive attitude adjustment. Immerse yourself in a great atmosphere, with genealogists and historian of all skill levels and amounts of experience.

Spend some time away from the everyday trials and tribulations! Come out for a weekend of genealogy and family history lectures, learning and sharing. Preliminary scheduling calls for lots different session times. 

Leave the pesky cell phones and electronic devices at home, in the office, in your room, or set to silent and relax into this low stress learning environment in the natural beauty of this rural setting. While there is wireless internet access in-house, feel free to turn off your internet connection and "unplug". All lodging, meals, door prizes, refreshments, goodie bags and as much genealogy (with related topics) as you want are all included in the low price of the full retreat package. We are taking over the ranch house for family style lodging and meals. Our home for the retreat is 4,600 square feet, climate controlled  house with four separate bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths. A generous deck wraps around the main floor on the creek side. Wireless internet, satellite TV, bathrooms, bedrooms, as well as kitchen and living areas are available on both floors. You (you know you want to come) may choose to participate in as many or as few, scheduled genealogical activities as you prefer. Come for the lectures or for the quiet time to finally get your workbook(s)/working files in order or writing done!

This positive, friendly, environment will be filled (though space is limited) with genealogists and writers ready to learn and network while letting the fall colors and homey atmosphere sooth the stress of every day life away.  While there will probably be other groups on campus, they'll be "down the trail". All groups understand and welcome the retreat concept and we do have a maximum number we'll allow in-house.  This is because, like shopping, while large crowds may be fun, a retreat should be getting away from it all - just not too far.

Full retreat attendees arrive Saturday for a full day of sessions, meals and fun. Sunday, attendees rise to a crisp fall morning for more food and classes before the campus closes.

Referral Bonus - Bring your friends and save on the all inclusive weekend genealogy and history package.

Basic linens will be furnished (but not maid service) - come and revisit your earlier years as we combine history and modern conveniences, with echoes of summer camp. Pillows and extra blankets come with the house, but you may wish to bring your favorites.

Lots of different lectures throughout the weekend!

October is Family History Month!

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