Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Small World...

I am just home from the New York State Family History Conference, and I did meet or renew acquaintances with a lot of people from the area or who I have crossed paths with in the genealogical field.  It was a great networking event! 

However, there were a few instances where I just scratched my head and thought, "small world".  I met a family with my mother's maiden name, and they lived in Rochester at a point, so surely we are distant cousins, possibly going back to Germany.  I have to check my notes and get back to them!  I met a woman who had an aunt who lived on my street, and the funny thing is that my street is a dead end in a village that is one square mile, and there are only about 20 houses on the street.  As we are having our annual street party this weekend, I will ask if anyone remembers her!  Then I met a very kind woman who diligently tracked down someone who could help me with some Swiss research.  She used to live in this area, went to the church I was baptized in, had sisters who went to the college I went to, and her aunt lived on the street that was around the corner from a house my aunt used to live in. 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

New York State Family History Conference

Next week, yours truly will be an exhibitor at the New York State Family History Conference in Liverpool (Syracuse), New York.  This means I will have a table set up in the Vendor Hall, where I can talk with other attendees and potential clients, and I will also be able to attend workshops and lectures.  If you are in the area stop by- the Vendor Hall is open to the public!