Friday, June 10, 2011
What a great first day at Jamboree! I started the day with a tour of the Southern California Genealogical Society library. JACKPOT! The German collection is just awesome. I made some photocopies of things to track down. The Cornish Collection - again awesome. But my biggest discovery? A copy of the 1949 Yearbook for my mom's high school in Pocatello, Idaho - with a picture of her in it!!! Mind you, the Idaho section of the collection is small (well, tiny would probably be more accurate), so to find a copy of her yearbook....I was thrilled.
I attended Thomas MacEntee's class on looking for living relatives. Of course, his lecture was excellent. And funny. He let us know that if any of our phones rang during his presentation, he would answer it and ask the caller what they were wearing. Thomas!
Spent the rest of the afternoon, emphasis on "spent", at the exhibitor's hall. Finally broke down and bought a FlipPal scanner. I can't wait to get home and put it to use. Got a great "goody" bag from GeneaBloggers and SCGS (more on that later). It's a good thing that I can only buy things that will fit into my one carry on bag.
More fun to come later. A GeneaBlogger radio show and Geni.com sponsored ice cream social. Honestly, this is as good as it gets for a geneaholic :)
A little housekeeping item: I am alternating posts between this blog and the GenerationsOfGermans blog. So check out the posts there too.
Posted by Cindy at 5:37 PM