(I cannot guarantee I will blog everyday….so there may not be a “Day 2”)
- I volunteered to help with the reception desk in the morning. I like doing this because you meet everyone.
- Attended the morning keynote speech on “When you need to hire professional help.” the speaker was from Ancestry.com and I had to give him credit–he filled in for the other speaker who couldn’t attend (at the last moment?). The audience asked some very pointed questions.
- Attended Part 1 of Tom Jone’s presentation on citations. It was excellent. He explored context in depth. (I did not attend Part 2 but plan on attending Part 3 tomorrow am.
- Attended Judy Russell’s class on “Finding the Law.” I feel much more grounded. Thanks, Judy! But I do wish I had as clear a niche as she does.
- Heard an excellent lunch keynote speech by David Rencher of FamilySearch. Did you know that ~87% of attendees to the 2014 Roottech conference have looked at FamilySearch online trees but only ~70% of NGS conference attendees have looked at a FS online tree (small sample of attendees–not all were polled.)
- Studied the four posters which were presented today. It was the first poster session the APG had ever sponsored, (I present tomorrow.) The posters were on Japanese research, developing a social media outcome for a Polish community, and a categorization of indirect evidence that I thought clustered the issues appropriately.
- Went to the FHL and worked on data collection for my Case Study. Got some great information! See photo above.1
- Had dinner with my friend Karen.
Tomorrow, I will sit in on the third part of Tom’s session. Stay tuned for a blog on this topic.(Wedgewood, feel free to hit the delete key!) And I want to hear Billie Fogarty talk abut lecturing and teaching.
What I have done since the last post: Well, I had to iron my poster flat (first ironing I have done in a while!), searched 18th c. tax records in Sweden and met a lot of new friends and and enjoyed catching up with the ones I met before.
1Sweden, Halland County, Hishult parish, Mantalslangd (Tax List),1794.