Ancestry came to Fort Wayne, Indiana today and I made the trek with three genealogy friends from South Bend to attend. It was awesome!
The four sessions for the day included Juliana Szucs Smith talking on Insider Search Tips for Ancestry.com, Anne Gillespie Mitchell (Ancestry.com Search Product Manager) revealed tips on How to Find Your Civil War Roots at Ancestry.com, Curt Witcher discussed Hidden Treasures of The Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne and finally "Lou" Dennis Szucs taught us A Dozen Ways to Jumpstart Your Family History Project.
All that for a mere $20.00! What a steal and what a great day!
And about that blogging celebrity? Well, back when I first read Amy Coffin's We Tree blog and was inspired to start my own, I also began reading another blog written by a fellow Hoosier. While waiting for the first session to start I was passing time by checking my Facebook newsfeed and saw where she was working the event at the registration table! I thought now's my chance to actually meet, in person, a fellow blogger! But then I got cold feet. What would I say, how stupid would I look, etc.....but my friends told me to just walk up to her and introduce myself. And so I did. It went something like this. "Ummm, hi, you don't know me but I read your blog and I wanted to meet you in person" (or something equally corny). But I must say Tina Lyons of Gen Wish List couldn't have been nicer! Thank you Tina for being so kind to me!
So I survived meeting my first blogging Rock Star and lived to write about it.
But if I ever meet Gini Webb or Amy Coffin in person.....all bets are off.......