Sunday, June 13, 2010

SCGS10 Update 3

Yesterday at Jamboree was very busy, but I don't have a lot to show for it in blog terms. In the morning I attended the Blogger Summit, parts 1 and 2. The first session dealt with the basics, starting with "What is a blog?" The second half delved into more detail with genealogy blogs. Both sessions had moderated panels. It was fun to attend because 1) I knew everyone on both panels and 2) I like listening to the audience comments.

Then I went to lunch with Holly Hansen of Family History Expos. This will make perfect sense to some (namely those who are up to date in their blog reading).

In the afternoon, I worked the exhibit hall. I talked to a lot of people. I also thanked those who gave items to the geneablogger gift bags. This whole process took a couple of hours. It was then I realized how many people I know in this field.

After a bag drop off in my hotel room, I took in the no-host happy hour complete with music. Then we went to the Megan Smolenyak banquet.

The evening was topped off with a nice visit in the hotel bar with friends. That was my Saturday.

This morning I got up early. The first session of the day dealt with advanced topics in RootsMagic 4. Bruce covered making groups, shared events, custom reports and sentence templates. I was pleased to learn more about designing sentence templates. I don't know why this is such a complex topic for me, but I need puppets and bright pictures in my lessons.

I had a late breakfast/early lunch with Thomas MacEntee and his better half George. Now I am full from waffle overdose and need a nap. But blogging calls so I must fight to stay awake.

The end of Jamboree is near, and that makes me sad. But I had a good time. Now I can look forward to next year. SCGS11 here I come.


  1. Thanks for all your posts about Jamboree. Your East coast Genea-Blogger cohorts have all been following on line. It seems that you all learned a great deal, and had fun at the same time!

  2. Thanks for all of your posts. I've just emerged from an extended session of cleaning out the family home - no internet, no TV, no nothing so I am having fun getting caught up on all the Jamboree postings. Sounds like it was a great time!