Saturday, March 5, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - It's Fun Day!

It's Saturday Night - time for Genealogy Fun!

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1)  When was the last time you had Genealogy Fun?  It could be research, conferences, a society meeting, or just talking with friends about your research, a favorite trip, etc.

2)  Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook status or comment.

Here's mine:

I'm at the Escondido Family History Fair today.  We just heard the Keynote address by Diane C. Loosle of FamilySearch - she spoke on "FamilySearch and the Community - Working together to help each other."  It was inspirational and informative.  Diane touched on many aspects of the updated FamilySearch site.  One of the best examples of "working together" in her presentation was how geese in flight help each other -- by flying in a V formation, they get 71% better range, they honk to support the leader, and the leader can fall back and another goose can take the lead. 

Speakers today at the Fair include Gena Ortega, Jean Wilcox Hibben, Nancy Carlberg, Barbara Renick, Debby Horton, Tom Underhill, Alice Volkert, and several others.

I carpooled the 35 miles from Chula Vista to Escondido - we had 11 in three cars.  There are at least 12 other Chula Vista Genealogical Society members at the Fair - that's 23 out of a membership of 120 or so.  Several of the CVGS attendees are new members this past year.  CVGS has a display table with handouts, books and articles written by CVGS members.  I will have some pictures in the near future of some of the display tables.

4 comments:

Dorene from Ohio said...

Randy, Since I work at a public library, I get to have Genealogy fun almost every day I work. In the past 10 days, my co-worker and I got to help someone on the phone from Tennessee, we got to share cemetery information with a patron visiting from Colorado, and we helped several local patrons find family history articles on the microfilmed copies of newspapers in the Archives of our Ohio library. Some days I can hardly believe I get paid to have so much fun, and rewarding work!
Oh...and just yesterday I shared with the co-worker the "Cemetery Art" dvd that you alerted me to earlier this week :) She liked it very much!

Will Haskell said...

Here's is my SNGF post at Will's Genealogy Blog

Kevin said...

The last time was today! I found another second cousin and we are trading research. The second such on a line I didn't know all that much about (to begin with at least). Happy Saturday to me!

JL said...

Just today! Helping someone with their WikiSpaces site. I learned a lot myself.