Friday, June 27, 2008

Jamboree Musings - Post 1

We left at 9:30 a.m. and were in the parking lot at 12:15, but it wasn't an easy ride into Los Angeles. Reminds me again of why I don't want to live here...

I got Linda into the room so she could go to the pool, and I went and registered in the Conference Hall and immediately ran into my CVGS colleagues who came up on the train from San Diego. Craig Manson saw me and we shook hands and spoke briefly. I got a hot dog for lunch and then wandered into the Exhibit Hall. I'll try to post pictures tonight of some of the exhibits.

At 1:20, I went into the Arlene Eakle talk on American Church Records. She spoke from her extensive research experience, without many overhead slides, using the syllabus as a guideline.

After Arlene's talk, I went out into the Exhibit Hall again and talked to some of the exhibitors, and signed up for some freebies. At 2:50, I figured I'd better find a seat at the Carl Boyer talk - nope, full house. It's a full house everywhere - early birds get the seats. So I got a drink, found the empty computer station at the SCGS exhibit, and decided to write this blog post.

The SCGS Computer Tech Zone provides links to ProQuest (Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuestOnline, ProQuest Obituaries, and ProQuest Historical Newspapers), NEHGS (, Footnote (, Godfrey Memorial Library (, Find My Past (, Geni (, Roots Television (, Genline Family Finder (www.genline.c om), WorldVitalRecords ( and FamilyLink ( This is a great opportunity to test web sites!

I'll check in again later!

1 comment:

Sheri Fenley said...

I really wanted to come to the Jamboree this year. Oh well maybe next year. Please take lots of notes and lots of photos!

Sheri Fenley
Stockton, California