19 August 2010

FGS - Wednesday & Thursday

On Wednesday I got into Knoxville about noon. The drive from North Carolina was pretty (yay for the I-40 being open). I was able to attend the last session of the day. The evening's dinner was entitled "Come and Sit a Spell," featuring country fare and traditional ballads.

It was a wonderful and enjoyable evening.

Today I got up early to go to the keynote. Colors were presented by an 1812-era honor guard.

Lots of interesting sessions today. I especially liked the lecture on Kentucky Land Patents. The state land office is putting color scans online with searchable databases of warrentees and patentees. The Genealogy Guys recorded a live podcast this afternoon (complete with Fletcher cat sounds).

After the podcast it was off to the banquet, or rather, the buses. The banquet was at the Museum of Appalachia, a living history museum. The food was good (more country fare), the walking tour was informative, and the entertainment a hoot.

14 August 2010

What I've Been Up To

I know I haven't posted anything in a while. Why? August 1st my sister and I left the LA area and drove to Colorado Springs, where we spent a week at the Job's Daughters (a masonic youth group) Supreme Session. We then drove to Portsmouth, Ohio, where we spent a week doing genealogy. Now we're in North Carolina moving her into school. I'm looking forward to seeing many of my fellow bloggers at FGS next week (already?!). I've got a free week after FGS (when I'll hopefully get caught up telling you about my road trip and research adventures), then off to Boston and grad school I go.