Paula Hinkles wrapped up another fantastic Jamboree. Many "non-genealogist" vendors did not come through with their services. Paula Hinkle was very busy and resourceful in solving this issues. Every event has break downs, miscommunication and challenges. It is a tribute to Paula's experience and professionalism as to the nearly seamless way Paula took each incident under control and solved the issue.
I had an amazing time; I drove down Thursday night with my friend, Ann Diffley. Friday morning we visited the SCGS library. For such a small library, the books were marvelous. There were plenty of volunteers to help find sources and plenty of tables and chairs to accommodate the 75 plus patrons. I found 3 very important resources for my research.
1. A book that---Explained the school land grants that were given to people willing to teach in Eastland, Texas in the 1870s when my g g grandmother was widowed with six children.
2. A book of records listing the American Revolution Military regiment numbers, muster dates, and service records for over 2 dozen Chapin men of Springfield, Mass.
3. The 23rd Genealogist Psalm.
All week end we met and greeted old friends and new friends. I took many photos that I am preparing to post in my blogs.
Saturday evening we were entertained by Alex (author of Roots) Haley's nephew, Chris Haley. Chris Haley is in the entertainment industry and treated us to theatre musical singing. Chris also explained projects the Alex Haley foundation will release in the near future. These projects included adding more states to their research and possibly slaves of Canada.
Saturday morning consisted of two hours of instructions, tips, and sharing of bloggers. (I will expand on these sessions in another Blog)
I participated in Lisa Louise Cook'S Genealogy Gem podcast (another Blog)and won a ROOTSMAGIC TREE SOFTWARE CD from Bruce Buzbee.
Saturday afternoon I had the wonderful experience of meeting Lisa Lee. GOT GENEALOGY? (another blog)
I met Dick Eastman, and ran Michael John Neil down in the hallways---Michael was a very popular speaker. (I will write another blog explaining why I was banned from attending MJN's class!!)
My friend, Ann and I again ate light and cheap during the Jamboree! We did swim in the hotel pools. Saturday night we watched a Miley Cyrus movie (Last Song) on the pay per view.
Sunday we ate in our room with foods we brought from home, instant oatmeal, and crackers with peanut butter and jam, washed down with lovely cups of tea. Yum
We scanned photos using an awesome set up provided by Ancestry.coms. I met several book authors, and visited each and every exhibit booth. (Book reviews will follow in upcoming blogs)
There were new products, including a very awesome magnifying light but it was 39 dollars marked down to 26 dollars---too rich for my blood. There were old articles and magazines for sale also. I purchased THE SECOND BOAT vol 4 nos 1-4 for 10 cents a piece. (Another blog).
This blog was only an overview of the Burbank Jamboree. To do justice to the week end, I choose to give some of these findings a separate blog.