I’m excited about the coming year and the events revolving around genealogy.
Here’s what’s coming up for this blogger during 2018.
JANUARY 13 – Attending the San Diego Genealogical Society seminar featuring Blaine Bettinger and all his knowledge about DNA. I’ve heard Blaine speak before and can’t wait to hear him again. If you live in the area and can make it to this seminar, I highly recommend it.
FEBRUARY 28 – MARCH 3 – Rootstech in Salt Lake City. This will be my first time attending this conference, but my 3rd time in Salt Lake City (and the FHL). I’m staying for an entire week so that I can get lots of research done. The best part is my long time friend, Pam, is meeting me there. The key speaker is Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Scott Hamilton (figure skating champion) will also be speaking. So many great classes are offered and I can’t wait.
APRIL 15 – MAY 7 – A transatlantic cruise ending in Ireland. We will then rent a car and drive through Ireland for 7 days. My hope is to find records from some of my ancestors up in Northern Ireland. I still have work to do in figuring out parishes and towns, so wish me luck. My husband will actually be on this trip with me, along with another couple we’ve traveled with before. We are all good friends and are looking forward to this once in a lifetime trip.
MAY 31 – JUNE 2 – 49th Annual Jamboree in Burbank, CA. I was able to attend Jamboree in 2016 and had a fantastic time. I met some of my “online” genealogy friends and attended great classes. I attended with my friend, fellow SDGS member and fellow blogger, Debby Warner Anderson and we plan to go together again this year. 100+ classes and 55+ speakers. How can we go wrong?
SEPT 8 – Another seminar put on by San Diego Genealogical Society – speaker to be announced.
WOW! This will be my busiest genealogy year ever. I look forward to all of it. I expect to learn a LOT, make new friends, greet old friends and meet in person those I only “know” online.
I should have plenty to blog about and hopefully a lot of new finds.
What are your genealogy plans for 2018? Will you be traveling, watching Webinars, attending genealogy society meetings or classes or staying home working on your tree?
Whatever the case may be, I wish you a wonderful year, full of discoveries.
If you will be at any of the events I’ve mentioned, please let me know so we can talk face to face. I’d love that.
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