IAJGS – Day 2 – Socializing

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This morning was kind of a bust. I did not sleep late, but was tired and didn’t make it downstairs until about 10:30, for the last morning session. I stopped in on Megan Lewis and her session about the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, but she told me it was pretty basic stuff, so I went to the Rom-Moldova SIG meeting. Quickly bored, I went to Megan’s session anyway and arrived just as she was beginning to take questions.

So I ended up in the hallway with blogger Janice Sellers. Peeva Tramiel came and sat with us, a food blogger, and I went to lunch with her. She had Weiss family from Mukacheve, and I had some Weisses who married into my Mukacheve families. She couldn’t remember details off hand if there was a match.

I eventually found where they had moved Nancy Levin’s session on becoming a Certified Genealogist. It still sounds like a lot of work to me that only other genealogists would really recognize. I already have clients who are genealogists and they don’t seem to mind that I’m not certified; they aren’t either. I might look more into it to see what you have to do in report writing and such, just to learn it, but I still don’t think I’ll bother.

And that was it. Today was more about networking and socializing. I’ve had some more extended conversations with several people that I knew previously and some I’ve met this year, including Janice Sellers, Roger Lustig, Jeannette Rosenberg. I visited both Daniel Horowitz and Laurence Harris at the MyHeritage booth, and Schelly Dardashti who wasn’t there quite as often when I was; and Todd Knowles and John Kitzmiller at the FamilySearch booth. I also had a conversation with Hal Bookbinder concerning the conference in 2014. I don’t know what will happen at the interim years, but that year will be the start of some new things if I have anything to do with it.

Tomorrow will be filled with BOF meetings. I think I’m going to bed early.

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