Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Jamboree 2011 - Saturday Sessions

After staying up way later than we should have, talking, exploring with our new knowledge, planning...Too fun!...we were up early on Saturday in order to get to our breakfast and presentation on 21st Century Marketing for Genealogy Societies by Thomas MacEntee.

They Became Americans by Lou Szucs FUGA: All about naturalization and where to find the records. It amazes me every time I hear that there was a time in our country when women lost their citizenship if they married a man who was not a citizen!

Find Them Fast by Anne Mitchell: Great speaker! I really enjoyed listening to her speak! Although the session was about using the search at Ancestry to find ancestors, her message was really about telling their story! Loved it!

But It Ain't Really the ORIGINAL Record! by Kory Meyerink, AG, FUGA: Primary vs secondary sources! Holey, moley! It all gets so complicated! This is an area I need to keep working on!

Finding your English/Welsh Ancestors by Margo McKinstry, AG: A lot of our ancestors came from England. Unfortunately, they came too early for this information to be of much use. Parish records are where it is at for us!

The dinner banquet tonight was good and included Curt Witcher as our speaker. His presentation, The High Tech and High Touch of 21st Century Genealogy, was focused on encouraging us to embrace today's technology.

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