Thursday, September 30, 2010

Blogger of Honor


I am pleased that announce that I will be a Blogger of Honor at the 2010 Atlanta Family History Expos. All year long I have read about the other Bloggers of Honor at the various Family History Expos around the country. In November, it will be my turn and I look forward to meeting numerous bloggers and genealogists whom I have gotten to know online during the past few years.


I will also be conducting a workshop at this conference. (Read more)

Congratulations to the other Bloggers of Honor.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Upcoming Workshops at Genealogy Conferences


I am pleased to announce that I will be presenting a workshop at two national genealogy conferences; one in October and the other in November. I will conduct a workshop entitled, Let Your Voice Be Heard in Digital Conversations, at both conferences.

The focus of this workshop is on adding audio or voice messages to spice up text‐based communications in documents, emails, and Internet sites. This workshop will help participants discover free audio recording tools on their computers and guide them in understanding the added benefits of enhancing digital documents with audio and voice messages.

The October workshop will be held at the 2010 Afro-American Historical and Genealogicaly Society (AAHGS) Conference, October 7-10 in Adelphi, MD. My workshop is scheduled for Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.

The November workshop will be held at the 2010 Atlanta Family History Expos, November 12-13, 2010 in Atlanta, GA. My workshop is scheduled for Saturday, November 13 at 2:30 p.m.

I am overjoyed about the opportunity to share my knowledge and to be in the company of other great genealogists at both of these conferences.

Happy Birthday to Me Today!

Happy Birthday to me on this day, September 27th. Another year has passed and I plan to enjoy the day! Thank God for blessing me to see another birthday, just three years shy of the big 5-0.

On Saturday, I had a pre-birthday celebration with a college chum at Friendlys Ice Cream Restaurant, http://www.friendlys.com/, where we both enjoyed eating a banana split. YUM! YUM! When we ordered, the waiter asked "just one?" We both shouted "NO!" My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our individual banana splits.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Civil War Conference

Spending the day off from work, relaxing, doing house stuff, and watching the Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial conference online. I love the power of the Internet and to be able to attend a conference virtually and not have to fight traffic or get dressed. Conference is being held at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, VA.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Conference CDs

I was very excited to learn on Facebook this morning that CDs from recent conferences are available for purchase through Jamb-Inc.com - Genealogy. Two of them which I missed are the:

  • 2010 Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conferences
  • 2010 Southern California Genealogy Jamboree


  • Thanks Paula Stuart-Warren for posting this invaluable information.

    Friday, September 10, 2010

    Googling My Name

    Today, I typed my name in on Google just to see if there was anything new on the web about me that I didn’t know about. I do this from time to time and often discover something I did not know was out there. In some cases, I discover that my blog has been referenced on a website I didn’t know about.

    Today, I learned about two new things on the Internet about myself. One was a blog posting by Thomas MacEntee of Geneabloggers entitled Drusilla Pair Television Interview and the second thing was that my interview was on YouTube . I knew that the interview video was on the website of the Another View. television show, but had not seen it on YouTube. I had thought about searching for the interview on YouTube prior to my discovery today, but somehow had not gotten around to doing the search.

    The biggest benefit for me of having the video on YouTube is being able to copy the Embed code so that the video window can be displayed on another site such as a blog as seen as the bottom of this posting.

    Thanks Thomas MacEntee for featuring my TV interview on your blog.

    Another View – Genealogy

    Thursday, September 9, 2010

    Find Your Roots Workshop




    TWO GREAT WORKSHOPS BY TWO GREAT SCHOLARS
    WILL HELP YOU TRACE YOUR FAMILY GENEALOGY !!!


    I am pleased to announce a collaborative workshop I will be conducting with Nathan Richardson, Poet, Author, and Literary Consultant, on Saturday, Saturday, September 11, 2010 at the Taste of Suffolk Downtown Street Festival in Suffolk, VA.


    Our Collaborative workshop--Find Your Roots will combine Mr. Richardson's workshop "The Spoken WordA history of our oral tradition through poetry song and spirituality" with my workshop, "Finding Your Folks - Instruction on techniques to trace your genealogy through family documents, public records and DNA testing."


    The workshop will be held in the SunTrust Bank Conference Room on Main Street.

    We will conduct two workshops; one in the morning, 10 am – 1 pm, and a repeat workshop in the afternoon, 2 – 5 pm. BTW, Mr. Richardson and I were recently guests on the TV show, Another View. Click here to watch our TV interview.

    Monday, September 6, 2010

    Memory Monday: School House Rock Songs

    Recently, I began humming my favorite school house rock song “Conjunction Junction, What’s Your Function? This was a song from a series of school house rock songs which played in between Saturday morning television cartoons during my childhood in the 1970s. I think that the Conjunction tune was my favorite because of the jazzy styled music and lyrics.



    In addition to being entertained by various cartoons during my childhood, the school house rock songs would help children learn new things or reinforce things already learned in school. Many of the catchy songs were about the parts of speech such as “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, get your adverbs here,” or “Interjections show excitement or emotions! . . . ” There was also a song about how a bill becomes a law which opened up with a personified bill character (piece of paper rolled up) sitting on steps of the nation’s Capitol singing, “I’m just a bill, yes, I’m only a bill, and I’m sitting here on Capitol Hill . . .” The character then proceeds to explain the process of a bill becoming a law.

    Thanks to YouTube, I am able to revisit my childhood memories and view and listen to these school house rock tunes from days gone by.

    If you also remember these school house rock tunes, which one was your favorite?
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    Lolly Lolly Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here


    Interjections!


    How a Bill Becomes a Law