Thursday, June 12, 2014

Nearing the End -- Blogger Island Goodbyes

All good things must come to an end ... the Blogger Island table on Sunday afternoon:

The geneabloggers at the table include (from the left):

Kim Cotton; Beverly Fieg; Elizabeth Marcheshi; Randy Seaver; Jesus Morales; Elyse Doerflinger; George G. Morgan; Leo Myers; Laurie Desmarias; Michael J. Leclerc; Drew Smith; Cyndi Ingle.

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Randy and Linda Caricatured!

We had our caricatures drawn by the hotel caricaturist...he did a great job!

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Randy, Linda and the Grandgirls at Jamboree

Daughter Tami and granddaughters Lauren and Audrey came to visit us at the hotel on Saturday, and swam in the pool with Linda:

(Photo courtesy of Kim Cotton)

The girls loved wearing the geneablogger beads, and they got to meet several of the geneabloggers too, and vice versa.

Engaging the Next Generation Panel Discussion

The "Rebranding Genealogy and Engaging the Next Generation" panel discussion on Sunday.

The panel (from the left):  Michael Melendez; Josh Taylor; Crista Cowan; Elyse Doerflinger, and Janet Hovorka (moderator):

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Janet and Melanie at FamilyChartMasters (Chart Creation) Display

Geneabloggers Janet Hovorka and Melanie Frick in front of Janet's FamilyChartMasters display:

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Leland and his Family Roots Publishing Display

Leland Meitzler and his Family Roots Publishing display:

Bill Dollarhide was there too, but I didn't capture his visage in a picture.

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Immigrant Genealogical Society Display

Connie and Toni at the Immigrant Genealogical Society (located in Burbank) display:

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Conejo Valley Genealogical Society Flower Girls

The well-dressed ladies of the Conejo Valley Genealogical Society (CVGS), who had a table in the concourse:

Barbara on the Concourse

Barbara Renick looking good:

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Celebrating the '60s!

Sunday was the '60s celebration - here are J. Paul Hawthorne and Jane Neff Rollins with their tie-dyed outfits:

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Wild and Crazy at Jamboree

After the bridal shower party, the SCGS 50th Anniversary Party was out on the concourse.  There was a photo booth with some wild and crazy accoutrements...we couldn't resist:

After all, Linda has Norwegian ancestry, and I've always wanted hair!

Bridal Shower Party for Elyse and Jesus - Post 2

After the gifts were opened, and the cake cut, a balloon bashing game broke out.  Some scenes:

Bridal Shower Party for Elyse and Jesus - Post 1

A bridal shower was held for Elyse and Jesus on Saturday evening, hosted by Cyndi Ingle, Paula Stuart-Warren and Jana Broglin.  

a)  Jesus and Elyse (wearing her sash and tiara) being toasted by Cyndi:

b)  The beautiful cake:

c)  Elyse and Jesus cutting the cake:

David Lambert at NEHGS (Society, Publishing, Record Provider) Display

David Lambert, the Chief Genealogist at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, at their display:

Official Geneabloggers Photo

The Geneablogger Official Photo after the Blogger Summit panel discussion:

Seated (from the left):  Heather Wilkinson Rojo; Thomas MacEntee; Randy Seaver, Nicka Smith.

Second row (standing):  Gini Webb; Angela Walton-Raji; Beth Marcheschi; Schelly Talalay Dardashti; Blaine Bettinger; Daniel Horowitz.

Third row (standing):  Emma, Makayla, Elyse Doerflinger; Melanie Frick; Patricia Stannard; Jacqi Stevens; Kim Cotton; J. Paul Hawthorne.

There were many more genealogy bloggers at the Jamboree - they missed this photo!

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Blogger Summit Panel Discussion

The Blogger Summit panel discussion on Saturday morning, 7 June.  Panelists are (from left): Heather Wilkinson Rojo, Blaine Bettinger, Thomas MacEntee (moderator), Nicka Smith and randy Seaver (photo courtesy of Gini Webb):

Part of the audience before the panel discussion started:

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Denise Levenick (Family Keepsakes Author) Display

Geneablogger Denise Levenick, author of How to Archive Family Keepsakes at her display in the Exhibit Hall:

The Genealogists (Research Services) Display

Jim Heddell and Jacqueline Tritsch at The Genealogists display:

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AncestryDNA (DNA Tests) Display

The AncestryDNA theater was almost always busy with brief talks and presentations:

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Legacy Family Tree (Genealogy Software) Display

The Legacy Family Tree display with (from the left), Geoff Rasmussen, Diane McGinnis, and Bryan McGinnis:

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Ron Arons (Mind Mapping) display

Ron Arons has a new book out about Mind Maps for Genealogy:

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The Genlighten (Record Lookups) Display

Alberta, Amelia and Dean at the Genlighten display in the exhibit hall:

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HistoryGeo (Online Maps) Display

Greg Boyd at the HistoryGeo display:

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Friday, June 6, 2014

The FindMyPast (Record Collections) Display

Jen Baldwin at the FindMyPast exhibit:

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Write Meaning (Handwriting Analysis) Display

Nancy Douglas has a handwriting analysis business called Write Meaning:

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Legacy Share (Personal History) Display

David and Christophe at the Legacy Share display:

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GenealogyBank (Online Historical Newspapers) Display

Duncan Kuehn at the GenealogyBank display in the Exhibit Hall:

Copyright (c) 2014, Randall J. Seaver and Team (Online Family Trees) Display

The and team in the Jamboree Exhibit Hall:

From the left:  Mark Olsen and Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage; Randy and Amanda from

Technology and Social Media at Genealogy World Roundtable

I hosted the Technology and Social Media roundtable at the 10:30 AM time on Friday morning:

African-American Research Table at World Genealogy Roundtable

This was a friendly and lively group at the World Genealogy Roundtable session on Friday morning:

I don't know everyone's names in this photo - I recognize Bernice Bennett (second from left) and Angela Walton Raji (third from left).

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Elyse and Josh Ready for their Friday Presentation

Elyse Doerflinger and Josh Taylor before their "Engaging the Next Generation" presentation:

One of the screens in the presentation room:

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Elyse and Gini at Jamboree

I love to take pictures of my geneablogging friends at conferences.  Here is one I took today of Elyse Doerflinger (on the left) and Gini Webb on the right.

And Elyse's reflection in the mirror.  This is at the blogger table in the hotel lobby on Thursday, 5 June.

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We're Off to Jamboree!

We took the Amtrak train from San Diego to Burbank, leaving at 9:25 a.m. and arriving at 1:20 pm., about 30 minutes behind schedule.

Here is Linda relaxing on the train as we left San Diego:

Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of me on the train.  I read syllabus material and my email and blogs on my iPhone.

Congregating at Bloggers Island

The Bloggers Island table in the Marriott lobby was the hub of Geneabloggers activity - well, plus the bar.

From the left - Thomas MacEntee, Linda Seaver, Elyse Doerflinger, Jesus Morales, Randy Seaver and Lisa Alzo.

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