I wanted to hear Michael Strauss at 8:30 a.m. on "Descendancy Research" and it was an excellent presentation. After that, I headed for the Exhibit Hall and picked out the door prize I won on Friday night. I picked a 23andMe bag with a t-shirt and two children's books about DNA and genes. I also had good discussions with a number of the exhibitors, tried to fill up my passport card, and took some photos.
At 11 a.m., I had lunch thinking I would go hear Shsnnon Christmas taslk about GEDMatch at 11:30 a.m. The room was full by the time I got there. I went to the room and read email and blogs instead, and rested my eyes.
I was out the door at 1 p.m. and found Linda and the Manesses and they had lunch. I left after awhile and went back to the Exhibit Hall for more photos, and then went to hear Drew Smtih at 2 p.m. on "Your Ancestor's FAN Club: Using Cluster Research." It was another excellent presentation.
At 3:30 p.m. it was time for Michael Lacopo's talk on "'She Came From Nowhere...' A Case Study Aproach to a Complex Genealogical Problem." It was, and I missed some details I guess, probably because I nodded off several times.
I headed back to the room at 4:45 p.m. and read on the computer while Linda took a nap. At 6 p.m. we met Mark and Steve and headed for dinner at Lancers. We had a great conversation about baseball and software and genealogy, and we were back to our room by 8:30 p.m.
So I went to 3 presentations today and 2 yesterday, out of 11 total. I will try for 2 out of 4 on Sunday.
We go home tomorrow night. I'm not sure if I will have a report on Sunday night - we'll see!
Some photos from the Exhibit Hall today:
1) Bruce Buzbee helping customers at the RootsMagic exhibit:
2) Kathy Meade at the ArkivDigital exhibit. I got a neat Norway map from her:
3) Anna Fechter at the Ancestry.com exhibit:
4) Rick Cree at the Internet Genealogy magazine exhibit:
6) Lisa Louise Cooke had a full house in her mini-theater:
I have more photos - I'll put them in another post on Sunday.
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