Monday, June 29, 2009

Geneabloggers Dinner Photos - Post 2

Here are the rest 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.

At the table closest to the entrance were (from left):

* Lisa Alzo (The Accidental Genealogist blog)
* Steven Danko (Steve's Genealogy Blog)
* Drew Smith (Rootsmithing, Social Networking for Genealogists and Genealogy Guys Podcast blogs)
* George G. Morgan (George's Genealogical Gleanings and Genealogy Guys Podcast blogs)
* Kathryn Doyle (California Genealogical Society and Library blog):

On the other side of the above table are (from left):

* Denise Levenick (The Family Curator blog - back of head, sorry Denise)
* footnoteMaven (footnoteMaven and Shades of the Departed blogs - partial face, sorry fM)
* Sheri Fenley (The Educated Genealogist blog)
* Elizabeth O'Neal (Little Bytes of Life blog)
* dick Eastman (Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter blog)

Astute observers of the above photo will notice an empty seat - it belonged to Cheryl Palmer (Heritage Happens and Graveyard Rabbit of South Alameda County blogs).

Now I have no clue where Susan Kitchens (Family Oral History Using Digital Tools blog) was sitting... but in the photo below, Susan is taking the picture in back of footnoteMaven and Sheri Fenley.

In the background is the 4th table, with:

* Linda Seaver (Randy's wife in blue dress)
* Dean Richardson (Genlighten blog)

Just before the food arrived, there was a real flurry of photographers trying to take pictures, and ending up taking pictures of each other taking pictures. In the photo below, Kiril Kundurazieff (Musings of a Mad Macedonian blog) and Cheryl Palmer are taking my picture while I take theirs.

So the only persons at this dinner that I haven't included in these pictures are Denise Levenick and myself (I think!). Hopefully, others will provide some pictures.

I'm sorry that I didn't get better pictures of everybody but they just wouldn't sit in their seats and smile - they were a dynamic, loud, fun group of geneabloggers who wanted to roam around the room and wouldn't mind anyone, let alone me.
UPDATED 10:30 p.m. Elizabeth straightened me out on who was sitting where - I fixed it, sorry Cheryl!


Lisa Rex said...

Thanks for sharing, Randy. What a super bunch of genealogist and bloggers in one room! Looks like you guys had a great time.

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

Actually, the empty seat between Sheri and me belonged to Cheryl Palmer of Heritage Happens. She was either in the bar getting a tropical drink or socializing. You can't leave a sweetheart like Cheryl out of the group!

Miriam Robbins said...

Randy, the first and third photos won't load.

Thanks for sharing...I've enjoyed your posts and photos.

Untangled Family Roots said...

It sounds like you all had a great time. maybe some day I will get the chance to go to one of these......still dreaming ;-)