Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Jamboree - I'm on overload!

I finally had a chance to get a full look around the exhibit hall.  I purchased a couple of DNA tests- beware Matt and Mom it's your turn to take the test.  Hopefully at some point I will be able to get some cousins tested.  We were lucky and found a few vendors willing to donate prizes for our Pima County Genealogy Society's upcoming seminar in October featuring Lisa Louise Cooke.

My two hour stint as a volunteer at the registration table went well.  I really enjoyed meeting and greeting folks as they checked in for the day.  Thanks SCGS for giving me a call in Tucson and getting me to agree to volunteer.

I also was happy to see my memories for the sixties and the picture I sent in to be enlarged and in the convention hall.  Later tonight we will be attending the "New Year's Eve" Party.

I bought a gift for my husband and was given a pen for my son-in-law as a thank you for his service in the Marines by the Uncle Ronnie thee penmaker.  The pens are made from used bras cartridges from World War II and later wars.

This afternoon brings more sessions by D. Joshua Taylor, and the Ask the ISOSG Experts about DNA and genealogy.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Jamboree - Chair Covers

Not sure of any of you have seen our wonderful seat covers fellow Pima County Genealogy Society member Leslie Carney made for the three of us attending the conference:
I have to tell you that they have been quite the conversation starter.  Thanks Leslie I think your setting a new trend!


Well the Jamboree hasn't even started yet and I am already having a blast. We travel all the way to Burbank to meet some great folks that live in Mesa - not to far away from our home town of Tucson.  We are having conversations about Ancestry's announcements regarding their changes to their DNA testing.

I am excited to start the the with the Society classes to see what we can learn to  develop our society even further.  We are really a "new" society just started in 2011.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Genetic Genealogy 2014

So the day got off to a wonderful start!  We listened to Tim Janzen  talk about Chromosome Mapping and Autosomal Analysis.  Just wish I would have caught the correct address for the tinyurl he was talking about.  Looking forward to part 2 of his talk later tonight

Also had the opportunity to her Maurice Gleason speak on Surname Projects - Something to think about doing.  Well off the the afternoon sessions