If you have been reading this newsletter for a while, you probably know that I travel quite a bit. This week I am leaving on the longest trip I have taken in years. I'll start with a "quick trip" to Salt Lake City. A few days later, I will go on to New Zealand, where I will attend the five-day Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations conference to be held at Kings College, Auckland.
You can read my earlier article about the AFFHO conference at http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2008/12/affho-congress.html. The conference web site is available at http://www.affhocongress2009.org.
I will also attend a meeting of the Genealogical Computing Group in Auckland on January 24. If you are in or near Auckland, you might enjoy that event as well. Details are available at http://www.gencom.org.nz/Auckland.html.
After that I will take a few days' vacation in a rental car to see some of the beautiful countryside in New Zealand, visiting both the North Island and the South Island. I'll return home on January 29.
I do expect to be traveling with an assortment of laptop computers, a wireless "air card" and wi-fi equipment, modem, and other gadgets. With all that hardware, I may raise a few eyebrows at Customs!
I expect to post articles to this newsletter more or less daily during my travels. However, don't be surprised if I miss a day or two because of hardware malfunctions or travel constraints. (How long is that flight from Boston to Auckland???)
I will also be joining the Roots Television crew in Auckland, and we expect to produce some videos of this year's AFFHO conference. Look for them to appear online starting in late January.
As the Maoris in New Zealand say, "Hei konei ra!"