Inspired by Stan Ellsworth at RootsTech

I usually figure out my year of conferences and have a plan set by the end of January.  When planning, I consider my finances and the vacation time I have available at my day job.  This year, my plans are restricted by vacation time and personal family time.  This is my daughter’s senior year in high school so alot of my vacation time is wrapped up in her graduation and taking her to Hawaii in August as a celebration trip.  I also have my vacation with my husband and our annual trip to Fontana, CA for the Nascar race in March.  Also this year in March, I have planned my first trip to the NonProfit TEchnology Conference (NTEC) put on my NonProfit Technology Enterprise Network (NTEN).  I also have my annual Southern California Genalogical Society’s Jamboree in June for a few day.  So this maxis out my vacation time for the year.    I have been hearing so much from my genealogy friends about RootsTech this year.  I was on the fence about attending next year, but then I was inspired.  I am excited to say, that I plan on attending Roots Tech in 2017.

What was I inspired by, you ask?  Well it was Stan Ellsworth in this video.

I want to find my family’s American ride, take my adventure. It has been a wonderful and long ride so far, I’m excited to see where the ride will take me next.

So I am going to need help from my genealogy friends who live in places that has snow in winter.  As a So. Cal. girl born and bred, I don’t know how to dress properly for actual snow covered (partially or fully) ground.  I will need tips and probably a roommate.

So I have said it, put it out there to the universe. I am going to Roots Tech next year!  Are you planning on going to?  Are you a first-timer to Roots Tech, like me?  Comment below and let me know, I could always use more genealogy friends and would love to plan a meetup!


Are you going?

It is exactly three weeks from the start of SCGS 2012 Jamboree today.  I am geared up and very excited to attend this year.  Not only will I be seeing my genealogy friends again, but my daughter will be attending with me this year.  It is her first time attending any genealogy conference and she is also excited for going.  I even talked her into being a guest blogger with her opinions of the conference from a 14 year-olds perspective.  We will see how she likes it.

If your on the fence about attending Jamboree this year, I highly recommend it as a great learning experience.  There are wonderful, well known, speakers in the genealogy field presenting classes such as Lisa Alzo, Elyse Doerflinger, Jean Wilcox Hibben, and Thomas MacEntee just to name a few.  There will also be an exhibitor’s hall with such noted companies as Legacy Family Tree, Inc., and FamilySearch, again to just name a few.  If that doesn’t get you into the door to the conference, you will be meeting fellow genealogy researchers, family historians, genealogists and yes, even me.  


Now that you’ve decided to go, let me know so that we can meet.  I love making new friends and meeting new people!