Monday, October 18, 2010

Next Stop: Salt Lake City

And the road show continues, this time with an unanticipated yet welcome diversion! I had planned to come home from Calgary yesterday and then rest a few days before I headed over to Peoria, Illinois for the Illinois State Genealogical Society's Fall Conference held on Saturday, October 23, 2010.

However, a few weeks ago I received an offer from Family Search to participate in their first ever Family Search Blogger's Day in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Thursday, October 21, 2010.  With a reworking of my schedule, I managed a day at home between trips (today) to do laundry, catch up on emails and to pre-post at my blogs for the coming week.  So now I'll fly into Salt Lake City and then on Friday fly to Peoria via Dallas.

Since this is the first such event of its type for Family Search, a small group of genealogy bloggers has been invited to participate in a full day of meetings, product reviews and activities. I'll have more to report here and over at GeneaBloggers on Thursday.

Family Search has generously offered to bring me out to Salt Lake City a little early so I can get some research time in at the Family History Library which I intend to do Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. Also, I've decided to attend the Utah Genealogical Association annual membership meeting and banquet on Tuesday evening where I'll not only get to hear Mark Lowe but also discuss genealogy society issues with fellow bloggers Janet Hovorka and A.C. Ivory!

Stayed tuned for the next episode of "Where in the World is Thomas MacEntee?"

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1 comment:

Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

Safe travels. Nice score with the UGA ticket. Mark Lowe is the best. Sorry I won't be there in person on Thursday, but I have the audio hook up from home.