Saturday, June 2, 2018

Randy at Jamboree 2018 - Day Two Activities

Day Two at Jamboree 2018 was busy - I went to three classes (out of six time slots), walked around the Exhibit Hall a bit, had an interview, took a nap, blogged a bit and took Linda out for dinner.  Linda spent about five hours in the swimming pool.

We had breakfast in the blogger lounge cafe, I had a banana and muffin, and Linda had a bagel.

My 8:30 a.m. class was "Bankruptcy to Equity: Using Federal Court Records" by Michael L. Strauss.  This was interesting because I have not used any of these records to date.  Michael's examples were excellent.

I took a quick spin through the Exhibit Hsll and then was off to the 10 a.m. class on "The DNA of the British Isles" by David Nicholson of LivingDNA.  The class was full, and I sat in the back so I couldn't see all of the details on the slides.  I had not heard of the Elmet Resistance in the 600 AD time frame in West Yorkshire, and I did not know that the Norman invasion in 1066 had little effect on British Isles DNA.

At 11 a.m., I found Linda in the pool and we had lunch in the breezeway between the buildings.  After lunch, I went into the Exhibit Hall and took photos, talked to Crista Cowan of Ancestry about the search problems (I think she said they are still using two different server systems for global searching, but the search of specific databases works fine.  She didn't know if all of the problems were fixed by the 31 May date) and the Member Tree indexing issue (she said this will be done when everything has been transferred and tested).  I posted my Day Two photos in Randy at Jamboree 2018 - Day Two Photos.

I came back to the room at 12:30 and updated my blogs.  At 1:30 I went down to the Boardroom and was interviewed by Andy Lee for the Family History Fanatics YouTube channel.  

I went to Craig Scott's excellent talk on "The French and Indian Wars" and learned a lot about colonial history from colonization to independence.  

At 3 p.m. I was back to the room and took an hour-long nap with Linda.  Then I worked on my blogs until she woke up.

*  We went off to dinner at 6 p.m. to Don Cuco's in downtown Burbank.  It was fast and good and relatively cheap.  We were back to the hotel by 7:30 and I worked on the Photo post and this post.

Saturday is the last day of the conference.  My Day 3 blog posts will be late (Sunday?) because we are leaving early to see my daughter's family on the way home.


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1 comment:

Unknown said...

We'll be posting that video on July 21, 2018 at http:/ We promise to remind you then as well.