Monday, April 26, 2010

Genea-Musings is in Salt Lake City this week

Genea-Musings is on the road to Salt Lake City - we should be getting into our hotel room at the Radisson Hotel the time you read this. The plan for the week is to:

1) Visit the Family History Library on Tuesday (with several thousand other researchers, I fear!). My goals there are to look for the Thomas Page will in Suffolk, England records; search for vital records in Piscataway and Woodbridge NJ town records for Putman, Dunham, Martin, Ayers, and other surnames; do more searching for Lamphear people in Jefferson County NY; search for land and probate records in Windham County CT for my Richmond, White, Oatley and Wade folks; and more if I have time!

2) Attend the NGS Conference on Wednesday through Saturday morning. We are returning to San Diego on Saturday afternoon. I've spent three nights reading through the syllabus and have printed about an inch of paper of presentations I want to attend. Many are at the same time, so attendance may be a "game-day" decision.

3) Enjoy the Exhibit Hall, and talk to as many exhibitors as possible. I'll also try to act as "Ace Reporter Randy Seaver" ferreting out genealogy news and highlights from the companies and meetings.

4) Enjoy the company and camaraderie of all of the genea-bloggers and ProGen folks during the week. I'm not sure about any specific meetup plans yet. If you see me in a meeting room or in the Exhibit Hall, please stop and say hello - I love meeting Genea-Musings readers and genea-bloggers.

5) I will have my laptop along for the ride, but don't expect me to tweet or blog specific sessions. I will try to post day summaries each evening along with any "special" experiences at the conference.

6) The "regular" Genea-Musings posts will be missing, including Best of the Genea-Blogs for the week. I will try to come up with an appropriate Saturday Night Genealogy Fun for all of my readers.


Anonymous said...

Suggestion for Sat. night fun this week or some other...
Plan a genealogy research session at an archive. Your post about what you planed to do at FHL triggered this. I need to think through just what I want to do next time I visit X and I suspect many others do too.

Martin said...

While my colleagues are in SLC with you, I'm holding down the fort on the East Coast. Have fun.