Last weekend I attended one of the best conferences in the United States. It was the Southern California Genealogical Society’s annual Jamboree in Burbank, California. The spirit of volunteerism is alive and well there, and the society members made every one of the attendees feel welcome and appreciated. There was literally something for everyone in every lecture time period. The vendor exhibit hall had all manner of software, books, maps, magazines, Internet databases and social networks, and so much more. The work on the part of the SCGS members made everything seem to flow very well indeed. I heartily recommend this conference to anyone who can get there next year.
One of the highlights for me was participating on the panel of the “Blogger Summit” on Saturday morning. Leland Meitzler (http://genealogyblog.com/) moderated this two-hour event and, besides myself (http://genealogyguys.com and http://fgstampa.org), the other bloggers on the panel included: Schelly Talalay Dardashti (http://tracingthetribe.blogspot.com/), Steve Danko (http://stephendanko.com/blog/), Dick Eastman (http://blog.eogn.com/), Randy Seaver (http://www.geneamusings.com/), and Megan Smolynak Smolynak (http://www.rootstelevision.com). Other bloggers were in the audience, and we had a wonderful time just sharing information, blogging tips and techniques, and promotional details.
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