Friday, June 5, 2015

Day 1 Wanderings at Genealogy Jamboree

I wandered around the SCGS Genealogy Jamboree hotel and Exhibit Hall today, and took some photographs.  Here are some of them:

1)  Yesterday, after we arrived, my Linda met Linda Okazaki, the current President of the California Genealogical Society and Library in Oakland:

2)  This morning at breakfast, Paul Hawthorne and I had our picture taken with two of the more outgoing geneabloggers, Elyse Doerflinger and Sheri Fenley.

3)  There was a big commotion in the registration area of the hotel this morning - Laurie Desmarais and Beverley Fieg arrived and were greeted by Amy Urman and Leslie Carney very enthusiastically, since Laurie recently had a birthday.

4)  The doors to the Exhibit Hall opened at 12 noon and it was a mad rush in - folks found about 70 exhibitors and their stands with genealogical treasures.  The RootsMagic exhibit right at the entry door:

5)  Turning 90 degrees, here is the view to the southwest, with the exhibit near the entrance:

6)  Two of my favorite people were really bust at the Family Roots Publishing exhibit - Leland Meitzler and Bill Dollarhide.  They don't even know I took their picture - don't tell them:

7)  The Sons of Norway had a display opposite the NEHGS exhibit:

8)  The HistoryLines team was there demonstrating their product - I had a good talk with Adam:

9)  Ron Arons modeled his 3D mind map thinking cap:

10)  I had a good conversation with these two fellows with a new product, Documenting Your Past:

11)  MyHeritage has some comfortable chairs (and candy) at their display, I talked to Mark Olsen and Kiara and Mike Mansfield (shown below):

12)  Denise Levenick was selling her books at Lisa Louise Cooke's exhibit:

More photos to come!

Copyright (c) 2015, Randall J. Seaver

1 comment:

Tessa Keough said...

Thanks for all the photos Randy - it is great to be able to see the exhibits and get a feel for Jamboree (could not attend this year - but it is on the list for 2016!).