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FGS-Rootstech Monday

The one thing about being in SLC during conference week would be the opportunities to meet new and old friends.  Monday February 9, I started the time going to the Family History Library I knew Dear Myrtle was going to be in the library.  A quick chance to say hello, and then off to do my research.

Dear Myrtle was set up and in the green room, Barry Kline was the camera man, and Jill Ball and other friends were in room.  Next thing, we are live!  How great an opportunity to see the HOA in person, and best of all get to listen to the drop in guests.  See the You Tube video from that morning.

Used with permission from Dear Myrtle

Newsflash, Genea-flu attacks my new baby

Earlier this week I was doing some research with the new baby online, while surfing Facebook. Seeing everyone coming down with the Genea-flu from SLC for SLIG, I decided to call it a night.  I put the baby down for a nap (only closing the lid and letting the baby sleep). I came back the following evening after work, only to find it had been affected by a nasty virus.  I quickly ran antivirus scan 1, no luck, went to stronger malware scan. The prognoses was slightly better, removed several pieces of malware. Ok, check to see how friends are surviving Genea-flu. Some needing more bed rest, OTC meds, and some sleep, but the squeaky shoes was still taunting Cyndi; Others were surviving determined to go to SLIG classes so I decide to go back to researching. Oh no the bug is worse! What to do? The baby was just brought home the day before Thanksgiving. The baby was fully loaded with all the genealogical data from its big sister by Christmas… Only choice left was to Restore…  The next day the restore failed. What to do, restore back to the next prior date Christmas! Next morning confirmed failed again! This virus is nasty!! The data doctors are at a loss how to help the new baby.  “Just going to have to do a complete restore” says the Dr. I say please help the baby, I really like the touch screen, and the new features the baby we’re learning together.  Hesitantly, I start the factory restore. The time, the work, the memories…

Next morning I head to work, my son continues to work on the baby, she is showing positive signs the genea-flu cured.  Now to re-add all the programs and download the cloud databases. Then go and check on how the SLC Genea-friends are feeling. Squeaky shoes, still taunting Cyndi, the Judy is looking for a friend to go to SLIG Banquet, Cathi is sneaking time in the FHL. Others still coughing but surviving.. The week is almost over.

Jen had a good suggestion now it’s time to start now stocking up on extra vitamin C, anti bacteria gels and soaps, two anti virus programs and now getting ready for the Rootstech/FGS conference in just 2 weeks. I’ve decided the baby is just to fragile to travel to SLC. She’s staying home. Hoping the Genea-peeps are better, as well as my new baby is recovering also. Best wishes to all the Genea-flu stickies and the survivors. Hope to see you all better soon!


Wrapping up and getting ready for #FGS2015


As we are thinking about putting away the holiday decorations, and reflect on the past year, are you getting your genealogy research list ready for the Family History Library?

I’m trying to get my to-do research list finished.  Every time I go to the Family History library it never fails I lose something, as well as gaining lots of knowledge.  I think I will take Amy Urman’s advice and label everything.   The big thing to remember is that the week of the FGS/Rootstech conference, the Family History Library will be busy.   The volunteers may be busy helping others, the reader machines and computers may be full.  Have your list of books and film ready so you can switch and do something else; be prepared to share.  Don’t forget your pencil and paper to keep track of those CITATIONS!  Most of us forget to cite what we have found.  Just this weekend I found a few sheets of research mixed in with a  craft convention paperwork from 2007 which I did a quick stop into the Family History Library, most likely typed a family name into the computer and hit print, thinking “awesome find” and then had to go back to the convention..  before you ask…yes, it was missing citations!   Lesson learned…

Did you hear….. Former First Lady Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager will be keynote speakers on Friday, February 13.  See the article on FGS Voice Blog here. It’s not to late Register for FGS 2015 today.