Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Jamboree Withdrawal

If you've ever attended a lively genealogy conference, you'll understand how the post-conference effect. After two or three days of info-packed and provocative (in a good way) presentations, the genealogy center in your brain feels fully caffeinated. You have more ideas for research (and analysis) than you can handle -- or at least enough to last you until the next conference. You also have come home with new friends and enriched old friendships. And, if you spent a half-day in Hollywood, you also might suffer a bit from culture shock when you get home.

That pretty much describes how I feel after being home less than 12 hours from the Southern California Genealogical Society's 2016 Jamboree.  "Jamboree" is a good word for this event -- it has a sort of festival feeling to it. My three presentations went well (I hate to think of them as lectures), and I enjoyed good company.

My presentations were infused with many Fawkner family stories, including the mystery of why Katharyn Fawkner, who lived most of her adult life in the Los Angeles area and never lived east of Indianapolis, was buried in New York City. This new "Why THERE?" presentation is already one of my favorites. This week's regular Thursday Blogsday blog will tell Katharyn's story. Stay tuned.

1 comment:

  1. I have never been to Jamboree, but I have attended NGS and Rootstech---I totally related to the withdrawl. I have heard so much good about Jamboree and I need to add it to my list of conferences to attend.