Welcome one and all to Part 5 of my adventures at the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree!
All bright-eyed, and bushy-tailed (Well, OK, maybe not, but at least I was, sort of, rested, and ready for the day), I headed off to my 1st session of the last day of Jamboree. ;-D
Except for the lunch break, and the final session, from 3 to 4pm, I claimed the same good seat, in the same room, for a series of sessions all day long.
I sat thru 2 entertaining sessions by the Genealogy Gemstress herself, Lisa Louise Cooke, on Google and Genealogy.
Before things got under way I told her that I looked forward to her talks as a way to supplement the new book, by David M. Lynch, Google Your Family Tree, which I had bought the day before.
After her first session, it was Lunch time, and I took one more stroll thru the Exhibition Room.
I made my final, most unusual, purchase of Jamboree (Other than the old Baedeker's Yugoslavia Travel Guide for $3, on Saturday.).
There they were, still sitting forlorn, and unclaimed, at mid-day Sunday, 18 old copies of the venerable Everton's Genealogical Helper Magazine, and I do mean old, at 25cents each.
I bought a sturdy green SoCal Genealogical Society Bag, and then the whole stack of magazines,as well, for it to carry.
Why? I hear you ask?
The one constant I'd heard all weekend, backing up advice I've encountered online, in magazines, and a few books I already own, has been that you can learn from all sorts of sources, old, and new, and should take the opportunity, if something catches your interest, to do so.
I love history and, as a Genealogist, I still have so damn much to learn, and one thing I remember, from many years ago, when I first learned of Everton's, was that besides the articles the 2 most important resources for a Genealogist, to be found in each issue, were the queries found in the Computerized Roots Cellar, and the advertising.
While I won't be able to contact researchers, and might not find a book of interest still in print, I can still enjoy the articles.
When I returned to my seat I teased Lisa by saying that if we hadn't stopped for lunch I would not be lugging round a small green bag almost as heavy with stuff as my large red one! ;-D