Wednesday, February 10, 2016
I AM SO EXCITED and now exhausted from the stress of registration and then actually getting registered and doing my happy dance that it all went well and I was successful.........
OK OK you are asking what are you talking about? I'll start at the beginning.............
I have just registered for another week long conference being held in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania........ GRIP
Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh.
Like the January SLIG conference I attended, it is also a week long conference picking one topic out of many. This will be my first time at this conference and I am looking forward to it..... Apparently the demand is very high for this conference (as it was for SLIG) and they say it could be full within minutes of the opening of registration. So when the timer hit -0- and registration opened. the process seemed very intense, stressful and you hope as you are filling out each page that you were able to correctly complete the online form in time to be counted as registered. AND I DID!!! Don't know whether all the hipe was true but I was not going to take a chance on not getting in.
The conference is June 26- July1, 2016 at LaRoche College, Pittsburgh, PA. It is a dorm situation (private rooms, or two - three to a room). Each room has its own bathroom, refrigerator. Cafeteria style meals are included with the room cost. There are also some hotels/motels with in a mile or more of the college. I opted for a private room on campus. I am taking the Pennsylvania track (the description of the course is below). There is also a track on Germany but I felt I wasn't ready yet. I only know Bavaria and Hesse-Darmstadt but nothing more than that, so I will wait till the next opportunity. I do need to do a lot more research in Pennsylvania, and Pittsburgh and Allegheny to be exact. So as you can see I will also be in the right place in Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh) to do intimate research on my German family line of DIETZ. If the Pennsylvania track was full, my second choice would have been Judy Russell's course on Women and Children First. But don't have to worry about that now.
YES I AM EXCITED!! So now to start preparing for this experience. It will be here quicker than I need it to be...........
Posted by Sandra Gardner Benward at 10:54 AM
Thursday, February 4, 2016
JAMBOREE, a favorite conference of mine. From the first time I attended several years ago, I have tried to go each year. It is a little smaller than national conference's but offer much of the same things as the national conferences. Yes, it is that time again to start thinking about what you will be doing during the 2016 year........ lots of different genealogy conferences coming up............. The Jamboree in Burbank is a long weekend of social events, classes, hands-on, demo's, lab sessions, Exhibit hall and so much more........and it is local for us. Yes local - less than a day drive or less than an hour flight. The weather is usually very nice, and of course in June it should be nice and warm and you are able to go outside for a walk or go site seeing. It is located very close to the airport so it is convenient to the hotel.
Southern California Genealogical Society
June 2-5 2016
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel
Future of the Past: Genetic Genealogy 2016
Thursday June 2, 2016
there are other workshops, and labs being offered for others not attending the one day Genetic Conference- always something to do.
Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Giving to the Future by Preserving the Past
Friday - Sunday
June 3-5, 2016
If you are interested in attending, you need to at least make your hotel reservations now. The Marriott fills up very quickly. Then you need to go the website and see what is being offered and register. Then decide how you are going to get there - drive or fly. Maybe there are others that will be attending that you can tag along, and/or room with other members.
See you there............ Yes I have registered, I have my hotel room at the Marriott's and I have my room mate, Marilyn Ulbricht......... and we will be driving down.
Posted by Sandra Gardner Benward at 11:08 PM