The genealogy bloggers met tonight at a bar in a nearby hotel. Thanks, Amanda for organizing it (via Twitter)! It was great fun. The community is more varied than you might think. I met a person who blogs about the Family Jones, another about Hamilton Genealogy Society and yet another blogs about her books on the engagement of grade school and high school students in family history. We had about 10 there at sometime during the night.
Two of the afternoon sessions I attended were the topics of discussion. Some questioned the conservatism of ESM’s session on copyright and plagiarism. Some thought she was overly conservative and that bloggers might as well quit if we were to try to live to the standards she espoused. I didn’t go that far, but she certainly was conservative and perhaps unnecessarily so.
Barbara Vines Little, who rode down the elevator with me as we went Our respective ways for the evening, was the instructor in the last session of the day on proof arguments. The bloggers thought her presentation did not cover the topic particularly well and left a couple of key concepts to be assumed by the crowd.
Things I have done since the last post: took a walk around the Exhibit areas (I’ll report more on that later.), went to Walgreens and pick up some diet coke (it’s $3.85 in the convention hall), found out that the Zaha Hadid (architect) Art Gallery is very close, learned about the ProGen study Group (I have to look into this).