10 September 2011

Springfield, Illinois: Tracing the Tribe at FGS 2011


Tracing the Tribe is now in Springfield at the Federation of Genealogical Societies annual conference.

Many geneabloggers are attending and it is always good to see one's colleagues.

We'll soon be sharing notes on some excellent expert presentations. Two of my favorites focused on societies: building a better website and publicity tips. All societies should have the notes on these two informative programs.

Geneablogger guru Thomas MacEntee - who handled publicity for this event - arranged an excellent media hub - sponsored by RootsTech - complete with computer connections and very comfy seating. Readers on Twitter will have seen the prolific tweets of bloggers here.

Tracing the Tribe has been rather quiet for some time and this was due to a combination of heavy workload and very busy conference schedule. The calendar has finally slowed somewhat and we are getting back on track.

Of course, presentation deadlines are quickly approaching for both Jamboree 2012 (Burbank, California; June) the Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE 2012 family history fair (London UK; February).

Stay tuned for more.

8 comments:

  1. blueberrycornflakes@yahoo.com3:03 AM

    hi. I am from the southern part of the Philippines (Mindanao). I believe that I have jewish blood. My grandmother's surname is Garza and married to my grandfather, Jose Javier Gutierrez. My mom married Jose Vicente San luis Martinez, also from the south. all along I thought we were spanish but I believe we are not, especially my mom's lineage. How can I verify this? where should I trace my lineage?I'd appreciate your help. thank you and shalom!

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  2. Anonymous5:58 AM

    I am researching Louis Susser from Kupel, Russia, now Belarus. His wife was Sarah Plaxin. Then both came to the U.S in 1913. Sarah had a sister, Ida, who married Neiten Gossen. Can any help me find the ancestors of Louis Susser? FunCpe@yahoo.com

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  3. This weeks posting on my bookplate blog(7/27/2012) is about Jewish Bookplates

    www.bookplatejunkie.blogspot.com

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  4. I see today according to Geneabloggers it's your sixth year anniversary since youve been blogging. Happy Blogiversary.

    Regards, Jim
    Genealogy Blog at Hidden Genealogy Nuggets

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  5. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY TO YOU, HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY TO YOU, HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY DEAR SCHELLLLLLYYY, HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY TO YOUUUUU!

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  6. Anonymous3:04 PM

    Were there many Jewish orphans in Penn. early 1900-1920s, it seems that way to me? What would be contributing factors?

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  7. Anonymous3:06 PM

    Were there many Jewish orphans in Penn. 1900-1920; and what would be the contributing factors? Thank you. My father was a Sephardic orphan as was his adoptive father.

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  8. Anonymous2:30 PM

    I believe that I might have some jewish blood in my family from my grandfathers mother. I would like to email you to found out more. Best Wishes!

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