Monday, June 29, 2009

Geneabloggers Dinner Photos - Post 1

Here are some of my pictures from the Saturday night Geneabloggers dinner at the Marriott Hotel Daily Grill restaurant. We had about 35 in attendance here for a fixed price dinner arranged by Thomas MacEntee, who writes the Geneabloggers and Destination: Austin Family (and several other) blogs.

Here is our host, Thomas MacEntee, and his partner, George (both from Chicago area):

Across the table from Thomas and George were (from the left):

* Ruth Himan (almost a blogger now, one of my CVGS colleagues) from Chula Vista CA, who wasn't looking at the camera
* Schelly Talalay Dardashti (Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog) from Tel Aviv (furthest traveler to the GB dinner!)
* Lisa Louise Cooke (Genealogy Gems Podcast blog) from the Bay Area CA
* Lacey Cooke (Lisa's daughter and videographer) from the Bay Area CA

Across the table from Lisa and the others were (from the left):

* Amy Coffin (We Tree blog) from Houston
* Elyse Doerflinger (Elyse's Genealogy Blog) from Lomita CA
* Gini Webb (Ginisology blog) from San Diego
* Steve Webb (Gini's husband) from San Diego

At the back table were (from left):

* Craig Manson (Geneablogie blog) from Carmichael CA
* Illya D'Addezio (Genealogy Today owner) from New Jersey
* Jane Rollin (almost a geneablogger) from L.A. area (I think)
Across the table from the above were (from left):

* Leslie Mehana (Rooting Around Genealogy blog) from the L.A. area (I think)
* Gordon Erickson (not a blogger, Pat's fiance) from Virginia
* Pat Richley (DearMYRTLE Genealogy blog) from Utah
* Jean Hibben (CircleMending blog) from Lake Matthews CA
* Diane Wright (Graveyard Rabbit Travels Wright blog) from Corona CA area

This dinner was so much fun. They could hear the laughter out in the Conference Center from our special room. Inside, we could hardly hear each other talk.

I will have more pictures posted soon - need to get some homework done first! If anybody wants a copy of my photos, please email me at Or you can just download them from here. They are all about 1 megabyte in size and the images are fairly good for my relatively old camera without a zoom lens.


Becky Thompson said...

Wonderful. Thank you, Randy!

Susan Park said...

Thanks so much for keeping us up to date. I was so disappointed that I had to cancel our trip at the last minute, but after reading your comments and looking at the pictures I feel almost like I was there.

Caroline said...

Thanks for sharing Randy! It's good to put a face to the names/blogs.


Jasia said...

Thanks for taking and sharing the pics and all the twittering you did. I followed along the whole time :-)

Schelly Talalay Dardashti said...

Hi, Randy

It was great to see you at Jamboree 2009 and I'm already looking forward to next year. Your twittering was GREAT!