I want to thank the members of the Virginia Beach Genealogical Society for their wonderful hospitality on Saturday. I had a great time and can report that the society is a high-energy group! The Virginia Beach Genealogical Society (VBGS) invited me to give four presentations on Saturday, but they did not warn me that this group asks lots of questions! They were good questions, too. Society members and other guests seemed to be really "plugged in" to the talks on technology in genealogy that I presented. I love making presentations to an interested audience!
In the picture to the right, program chair Kathleen Davis places a Virginia Beach Genealogical Society membership pin on my shirt. You can click on the image to see a larger picture.
The Virginia Beach Genealogical Society offers a "What's Up in Genealogy" seminar annually at a state-of-the-art facility at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The main presentation room is an impressive "theater" with a large projection screen. The audience sat in theater-style seats installed on a sloping floor. Everyone in the audience had an excellent view. The room also had excellent acoustics, something that all presenters appreciate.
My thanks to program chair Kathleen Davis and the many others who worked to present this event. I'm afraid I didn't get everyone's name, so I cannot mention them all; but, they obviously did a great job.
The annual WHAT’S UP seminar is open to the public, VBGS members or not – anyone with interest in understanding their origins, genealogy, research, and preservation. I assume VBGS will have another WHAT’S UP seminar next year, but plans have not yet been made. If you are within driving distance of Virginia Beach, you might start checking the society's web site next fall at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vavbgs/ as well as this newsletter's list of Upcoming Events at http://www.trumba.com/calendars/eogns_calendar for information about next year's event.