Friday, June 27, 2008

We're off to the Jamboree

Linda and I are leaving today driving up to Burbank for the SCGS Genealogy Jamboree. I hope to meet many of my readers there - please introduce yourself to me if you see me! I look forward to meeting many people whose blogs and comments I read online and connecting a personality to the faces and words.

Let's see - do I have everything? Laptop and charger, digital camera and USB connection, cell phone and charger, extra batteries, flash drive, genealogy T-shirts, sense of humor, and all that other stuff... check! Note to self - check the critical attitude at the door - be humble, friendly, funny...

The hotel web site says that they have free wireless Internet connections - I hope so, or else Genea-Musings, and the other blogs in my farflung but little-read blogpile, will be mute for the weekend. At the convention center, Dick Eastman may host a wireless Internet connection. My hope is that I can post a blog soon after each presentation I attend, and I hope to have pictures of people and exhibits 'almost live" from the Jamboree.

In addition to the Genealogy Blogger Summit that I'm participating in at 10 a.m. on Saturday, I hope to attend the following presentations:

* Friday, 1:30 p.m. - American Church Records by Arlene Eakle

* Friday, 3:00 p.m. - The Mistakes We Make by Carl Boyer III

* Saturday, 10 a.m. - Genealogy Blogger Summit

* Saturday, 1:30 p.m. - Automatic Research Assistants by Beau Sharbrough

* Saturday, 3:00 p.m. - Hookers, Crooks and Kooks by Jana Sloan Broglin

* Saturday, 4:30 p.m. - Beyond Y-DNA by Megan Smolenyak

* Sunday, 9:30 a.m. - But It's My Family! by Cath Trindle

* Sunday, 11 a.m. - You Will Never Look at Your Old Photographs the Same Way Again by Colleen Fitzpatrick

* Sunday, 1:30 p.m. - Genealogical Organization in the 21st Century by Leland Meitzler

I'm not sure I can last beyond about 3 p.m. on Sunday. Hopefully, the syllabus will provide sufficient outline information for the sessions I will miss.

We will drive to Victorville on Sunday afternoon to see the granddaughters and their parents, and will bring Lolo down to our house on Monday for the week.

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