Friday, June 26, 2009

SCGS09 Post 1

Greetings from Burbank and the 2009 Southern California Genealogy Jamboree! Technically the event just started, but it's been a whirlwind from the get go.

So far today, I've met many geneabloggers. I'm not impressed by movie stars, but I did get excited to meet such prolific bloggers. Everyone is so nice. We've all known each other online, so the formalities are gone and we just click into place. There's a set of couches in the hotel lobby that's officially become the geneabloggers' lounge.

All of the "geneabloggers" got swag bags lovingly put together by The Family Curator. Thank you!

I also went to the SCGS library. I just wanted to see the place, but others did some heavy-duty research there. Still, I found a death date for a Baerecke that likely is my great-great-great grandmother in--of all places-- a city directory.

Later in the afternoon, I went to a presentation by DearMyrtle regarding digital items in the Family History Library catalog. It was a good talk, but there's little I can share here because talks about websites are difficult to describe in a blog. You'll just have to trust me that it was a good show.

Tonight is the History Detective dinner and banquet. Normally I find a table of strangers and chat them up, but I think tonight I'll hunt down the geneabloggers. They're a hoot.


  1. Thanks for posting! It'f fun to hear what is happening.

  2. Amy you are one of us now, there's no going back, Bwhahaha!

  3. You were the true rock star at Jamboree - everyone I met kept saying that had such a good time talking "library talk" with you!