Sunday, June 29, 2008

SCGS Genealogy Jamboree Musings - Post 8

I was out early today in the Exhibit Hall hoping to get photos of some of the exhibitors, and you can see some of my efforts in the previous two posts.

I really enjoyed spending a little time with each blogger and exhibitor I talked to - everybody was friendly and helpful and fun. This was a great experience for me, and for my Linda, as an introduction to genealogy conferences.

I hung around and talked to several readers, and then went to the first talk of the day. Again, several rooms were full, but the one I really wanted to hear, on Copyrights by Cath Madden Trindle, had a few empty seats, and I got to sit right down front. Cath had the best presentation - meaning chart quality, delivery, knowledge about the subject, of any talk I witnessed this weekend. She did a wonderful job, and the last 20 minutes was basically questions and answers.

After this session ended at 10:30, I made another round of the exhibits, and went up to the room to post the two picture blogs. Linda came back from the pool and we packed up and checked out of the hotel. We went up I-5, then took State 14, State 138 and State 18 to Victorville, arriving at about 3 p.m. We stopped in Littlerock (who knew there was a Littlerock in California?) for lunch at John Brown Farms.

I want to thank Paula Hinkel and the other SCGS members who put the Genealogy Jamboree together. This is a monumental effort that was executed smoothly with only some minor problems (that were quickly corrected). It was a real team effort by SCGS members, and I salute them for a job really well done.

What did my T-shirt say today? You can see it at JMK Genealogy gifts here.

I'll try to get to my regular weekend posts on Monday. We'll be home by noon, I think, with Lolo in tow for the week.

1 comment:

Jude said...

Hi Randy. I've enjoyed your postings from the genealogy conference. I'm catching up on long-unread blogs and came across a couple of sites from the blog that I thought you might find of interest: List of state archives:

And Genealogy Resources by State: