Genealogical Resources in Latin America - Dan Horowitz
Projects to Captivate - Lisa Louise Cooke
Tracing Mysterious from a Single Clue - Steve Luxemberg
The first class, Latin America had me very excited to get new links for Costa Rican research. Dan had so many links to share for many different countries. I copied lots of links in case someday, for some reason, I may need to know something for another Latin American country! Costa Rica came up eventually and there were two links Dan shared. I was hoping for more, but I will take those two! I have to say, I am impressed with the knowledge Dan has of Latin American countries.
Lisa's presentation is the first one that I went to of someone I have heard present before. Lisa is always great and she didn't disappoint this time either. I liked her ideas and all she shared. Of course, this session brought out the crafter in me, giving me ideas of things to make.
Because I enjoyed Steve so much the first time the day before, I took his next session this morning also. Some was similar to the first presentation although I didn't mind because I enjoyed it so much the first time. Again, enjoyed his presentation!
In the afternoon on Saturday I went to these classes~
National Archives Website, Microfilm Catalog, Archival Databases and Guides - Kerry Bartels
Tips and Tricks for Successful Searching - Crista Cowen
Managing your Digital Environment - Nancy Loe
These presenters were all new to me. One of the morning classes I planned on taking was full before I got there, and I was there pretty darn early, or so I thought anyway. The line was down the hall and around the wall. People leaving from other classes and the line made for a very congested situation. I chose another class and moved on. The first class in the afternoon had some technical issues and started late. I enjoyed what I heard and took many notes but ended up having to leave the class early to make it on time to my next class. It was a bit disappointing I missed one class I really wanted to take and didn't end up with a full class for the second one this afternoon. Things happen, there is no doubt about it. Even though I was disappointed I tried to remember how much worse things could have been.
Crista was as dynamic as I thought she would be. She has been with Ancestry for a very long time, plus she knows her stuff! I enjoyed the change of pace as she asked for questions before her presentation, but didn't answer them right away. She worked those questions into her presentation. I am not certain she answered everyone's questions, but it was great to get an update about Ancestry.com. I do not remember the last time I took a class for Ancestry, so it was a learning experience as they make changes all the time.
Nancy Loe is Sassy Jane, the blogger! It was a surprise to me. I hadn't put two and two together. The organizations of online information, documents and pictures that she went through vary from my technique, but I can see using a tip or two to balance my organization better. It was interesting and well presented.
I have many notes to go through to see which I will apply and use! It was a great day, with a couple minor instances you do not expect. I crashed a bit early this evening as I had a sore throat which turned out to be allergy issues, thankfully!
Joshua Ledet, Colton Dixon and Holly Cavanagh. Joshua walked right in front of me while I was with others in the lounge, he looked straight at me with a great big smile and said hello, what a surprise. I believe I saw HeeJun Han also, but I am not sure, he had a hoodie on and I couldn't see his face for very long. I do have to say though, they look exactly like they do on TV! Congrats to the top 10!
Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!
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