This is a bit of a “heads up” notice for those who typically read this newsletter every day: I may skip a day or two this week. I will be a bit busy at the annual conference of the Federation of Genealogical Societies in Philadelphia.
As usual, I will be traveling with multiple computers and with a wireless broadband “aircard.” I should have all the required technology to remain connected. What I will be lacking is time. Past experience has shown that attendance at a major conference soaks up about 18 hours a day, leaving little time to write new articles! In any case, I will probably write a wrap-up article after returning home.
If you are also attending the FGS conference, please stop by to say “hello.” I will probably be at or near the Footnote booth much of the time. Footnote can be found in booths 225 and 324 (those are actually two adjoining booths).
The readers of this newsletter often have a “pick up” dinner on Saturday evening after the convention ends. I hope to do the same again this year. However, as always, these events are completely unplanned. I refuse to make arrangements in advance! I don't yet know where or what time, so stop by the Footnote booth and check on the latest information. I will probably have a sign-up sheet there for those who wish to attend. You must be signed up no later than 5:00 PM Friday as I usually have to call the restaurant early Saturday morning to give them the final headcount numbers.
These Saturday evening dinners are always “Dutch treat.” There is no agenda and there will be no presentations. It probably will be noisy as relaxed genealogists consume significant potions of food in the company of other genealogists. Adult beverages will be consumed by many. Attendance is “restricted” to this newsletter's readers, their family members, their friends, their casual acquaintances, or anyone who knows someone who is probably a casual acquaintance of a family member of a newsletter reader.
See you in Phillie!