Monday, March 8, 2010
Escondido Family History Fair
March 6, 2010 The LDS hosted a lovely fair. The boy scouts provided treats throughout the day and lunch as a fundraising activity. The stage was set with interesting artifacts.
Many Chula Vista Genealogy Society Members carpooled together and took turns greeting and meeting visitors to the Chula Vista Genealogy Society Information Table. Sweet Grace came by to say Hello to CVGS Board Member Randy Seaver.
There were 5 hours of instructions setup throughout the day. With 5 possible classes for each hour for a total of 25 possible classes to choose from----and admission was free!!!
There was also plenty of time to visit and network.
Here I am with Tom Underhill, Tom is the go-to guy to capture your "real" family story. The story of who your ancestors are beyond the birth/death dates and locations.
Here I am with the lovely Margaret Lewis. She is a very knowledgeable woman in many areas of genealogy. Including naming of children, name changes, and naming of Afro_American after emancipation. A subject very near and dear to my heart.
This very tall young man is Zachary. Besides being a collector of Confederate Memorablia, Zachary also travels all over the nation doing Civil War reenactments. He did tell me when he is in the South, he changes the color of his wools to Union Blue because everyone else wants to be Confederates in Southren reeactments. The other gentleman is an advisor for the enactments.
Here I am with the lovely Joan Lowrey. Joan shared her extensive experience and resources regarding Germany Genealogy on the Internet. She and I were able to spend some quality time together. We reenforced each other about the importance of Genealogy work and why it is so important.
I visited the Son of the American Revolution table.
What did I think was so funny while visiting with Jean Hibbens and Ann Diffley? The family quilt on display was an absolute "Hit" at the Fair.
The Bells were presenting and answering questions about the ever more popular resource on-line site FOOTNOTE.COM I just love and appreciate site developers and masters approachable and kind to "users".