Well – this was a busy day, and it isn’t over yet! Tonight we are going to the RootsTech After Party sponsored by My Heritage. I figure if I blog now, I can enjoy the party later!
We slept in a little later today as the next two days will early risings. We headed back to the Expo Hall to check out the few booths we hadn’t visited yet. Here are a few highlights:
At the Genlighten booth, I discovered that the “face” of Genlighten is Kim Stankiewicz, the researcher who has been an invaluable resource in my quest for information about Scott’s great-grandmother, Catherine Seeley FitzAllen.
I attended two presentations today. The first was Lisa Alzo’s informative talk on apps for busy genealogists. I knew about quite a few of them, but it was interesting to hear her positive comments about the JoyFlips app I just downloaded yesterday. The REAL reason I went to her talk was to meet her in person and thank her for all that I have learned from her. I took both of Lisa’s Write Stuff Genealogy Intensive online courses. I wouldn’t have made the progress on my book without her guidance. Invaluable. Seriously.
The next presentation was about Female Felons. Pretty dicy stuff! I figured I might learn some strategies for obtaining a mugshot of Catherine Seeley FitzAllen. At least one exists (circa 1895 Chicago) but I have had no luck despite MANY attempts to locate it. Turns out – the presenters of this talk are from…..wait for it…..CHICAGO!!! Not only that, but Janis Forte researches the same era – Nineteenth-century female criminals!! A new contact to help me – Yay!!
Then it was time for an early dinner, followed by some much-needed quiet time back in our room until we head off to the After Party!!! Tomorrow looks to be pretty busy too – our last day – hope I can cram in a minute to blog about it!