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.