NGS 2012 Day 1, Morning

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I spent the first hour of the morning on the parking lot known at the I-75 trying to get to the opening session at 8am.  Sadly, I missed the beginning of this session, but luckily heard Patricia Van Shaik speak on the Cincinnati Panorama of 1848, a daguerreotype.  I can not even begin to tell you how much I love what the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County have done with this photo; in fact, this type of project is the reason I went to school for my MLS.  You can explore the photo from their website.  If all libraries offered sites like this, with photos and historical information, our genealogies would be so much richer (side note: if your library needs an MLS to do this, I’m available!)

At 9:30 the exhibit hall opened.  I went in about 5 minutes late, as I was sitting next to a set of doors they never opened.  My first trip around the the hall was cursory to look at books I may want, people I may want to speak with and to get badge ribbons.  I was able to talk to Chris Whitten from WikiTree for quite a while.  I realized I have been remiss in not blogging about this wonderful new site, which I will make up for later this week.

My first workshop was Family Tapestry: Integrating Proof Arguments by Jeanne Larzalere Bloom (click link to see my write-up).  Later, I went to the APG luncheon, which I will write a separate post on later this week.

Read about the second half of my day here.

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