Saturday, June 27, 2009

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Which genealogist would you like to meet?

It's Saturday Night - time for more Genealogy Fun!

It's been a really fun Saturday for me so far - I'm at the SCGS genealogy Jamboree while you're reading this, and I've been talking to over 30 genealogy bloggers, attending the Bloggers Summit, enjoying the exhibits and several classes, and tonight is our Geneabloggers banquet hosted and arranged by Thomas MacEntee at the hotel.

But this is about you - here is your SNGF assignment for tonight:

1) Identify one genealogist that you would like to meet. The person could be living or deceased.

2) Why do you want to meet with this person?

3) What would you talk about? What questions would you ask this person?

4) Write about your choice on your blog or in Comments to this post.

Here is my choice:

1) Terry Thornton - writer of the Hill Country of Monroe County, Mississippi blog.

2) I chose Terry because he is a gifted writer and lives in a beautiful and fascinating place so different from Big City, Pacific Ocean San Diego.

3) We would talk about family, about family history, about life experiences, about food, about cemeteries, about places we've been, about people we've met and admire, about genealogy bloggers. The discussion will last a long time, I think!

I had several more people in contention for this answer, but realized that by Saturday afternoon I will have met some of them in person! [I wrote this on Thursday so that I can "enjoy" the SCGS Jamboree events.]


Dorene from Ohio said...

I would like to meet President Rutherford B. Hayes, and thank him for his passion for genealogy, and having the foresight to save so many valuable books of history!

See his quote at:

Cousin Russ said...


I am up for this one.

Thank you,


Tina Sansone said...

Saturday Nite Fun: What Genealogist Would I Like To Meet

Terry Thornton said...

LOL! What fun. Randy, you take the cake!

I am looking forward to meeting you and Linda this fall.

But for this eye problem, I would be at the SCGS Jamboree having fun with all you GeneaBloggers.

Yes, we will talk and talk --- and then talk some more. I look forward to that opportunity when you come to Mississippi this fall.


Terri O'Connell said...

MIne is up at

Bill West said...

My answer is at

GeneaDiva said...

Here is my link:

Linda House Brousseau said...

I would love to have met Donald Lines Jacobus.

He was a wonderful writer - down to earth and so exact in his research. I love that I can get my own documents from his footnotes.

I would like to talk to him about exactly how he did his research. I would also like to talk to him about the House family in CT (my ancestors)...just general

Geolover said...

Linda beat me to Donald Lines Jacobus :D. But I would ask whether he thinks there might be any way to counter the repetitively-posted non-researched tree problem, and their root causes, the LDS and M. O.'s.