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GeneaSpy is an amateur genealogist who attends national, regional, and local genealogical conferences, who likes to take photos and meet people.

Friday, May 13, 2016

NGS 2016 Fort Lauderdale: Day 2

The day began with a meeting of the NextGen Genealogy Network at the Hilton hotel lobby. Today was the first full day of classes for me, totaling four 1-hour classes. I also attended the NYG&B sponsored luncheon with Elizabeth Shown Mills presenting her talk, “Lost Eyes, Whipping Posts, and Wife Swapping: Lessons from Yesteryear”. The day ended with a Florida State Genealogical Society event at the Hilton entitled, “Taste of Florida”, which coincided with Cinco de Mayo.

 Schedule Day 2: Thursday, 5 May 2016

·       NGGN Meet-up
·       “Evidence: Let’s Get All Sherlock” – Barbara Mathews, CG, FASG
·       Exhibit Hall – Scoping out different vendors.
·       “Colored Confederate Pension Applications: Original Sources for Genealogical and Ownership Information of Former Slaves” – Janis Forte
·       NYG&B Luncheon
·       “Ticks, Chiggers, and Snakes: Civil War Diaries, Letters, and Military Records in Southern Archives and Libraries” – Sara Scribner, CG
·       “Separate but Unequal: Slave Laws and their Records” – Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
·       FSGS Event – “Taste of Florida”

·       APG Desert Reception

NGGN Meet-up with Treasurer, Barry Klein

NGGN Meet-up (L-R) Mauri Pratt, Jessica Taylor, & Danni Altman-Newell

Barbara Mathews, CG, FASG

Barbara Mathews slide (permission granted)

New NGS book by Kelvin L. Myers

Kelvin L. Meyers signing his book to me

I spy Dick Eastman & Christine Woodcock

NYG&B Luncheon

President of NYG&B, D. Joshua Taylor

Dessert at NYG&B Luncheon

Elizabeth Shown Mills at the NYG&B Luncheon

Lisa Louise Cook giving a class

3rd. floor view 

Finally met my friend, Jennifer Shoer, in person!

Two words: Permission granted!

Yes, I'm a hoarder

Fleet Week practices happening outside

View of "Taste of Florida" from 10th. floor

Happy Cinco de Mayo with Marcy!

Taste of Florida

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