25 June 2009

California: Jamboree starts tomorrow!

Tracing the Tribe will be checking into the Burbank Marriott early Friday morning for the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree 2009.

I'll be rooming with blogging colleague footnoteMaven and we are looking forward to a great weekend meeting readers, colleagues and attending programs.

Visiting the US is always fun as I get to see old friends and research buddies. Tonight, I'm staying with fellow Mogilever researcher Hilary Henkin who will also be at the event. We are now both working away on our computers on opposite sides of the table.

Even better, I'll be connecting with an old friend from Teheran whom I last saw years ago. Steffani found me on Facebook!

I spent hours today trying to get a replacement battery for my mini-laptop. It was very frustrating until I connected with a great customer person in Texas who solved the problem in about 10 minutes. The battery will be delivered to the hotel tomorrow morning, so that's another thing to be happy about.

Wish you were all here for Jamboree!


  1. Tell Footnote that The Mad Macedonian, all bright-eyed, and bushy-tailed (Well, ok, maybe, not, as it's 230am!), is heading out the door soon to cath the bus from Santa Ana! ;-D

    People like you, with your European Research success, give me hope that some day I'll be able to learn new things about my Fathers ancestors. ;-D

  2. You and footnoteMaven are roomies? Now I know where the party room and hospitality suite is!