I was not invited to Prom in 1975. Not that I am bitter. But have you ever felt left out? Sometimes I feel that way when RootsTech rolls around. It’s like Prom for 20,000 genealogists, minus the disco ball and awkward photos (it was the 70s, ya know!)
It seems like everyone is going, and maybe you wish you could be there but it’s not happening for one reason or another. I hear your *sigh* and want you to know I’m here for you. There’s no need to feel like everyone else but you is going to the party. I’m not bitter. In fact, I’m kinda excited, because RootsTech has made it possible for all of us to join in the fun! Here is a link to their online streaming schedule so once a day you can put on your tuxedo or ball gown, settle in to a comfortable armchair, and soak up the RootsTech vibes. Continue reading “RootsTech 2018 – And You Are [Not] There”
After five days at SLIG you might want to add some variety to your life by trying out a new lunch spot. Did you know there are some great little places within a block and a half of the Hilton? Just head east on Broadway (300 S.) and cross Main Street to find a cluster of eateries you might not know about. Some I have tried, and some come highly recommended by my son, who worked a few blocks away for ten years. On Main Street you will find J-Dawgs for amazing and cheap hot dogs. Continue reading “SLIG 2018: Need to change up your lunch options?”
On a lunch break from SLIG yesterday, I decided to go out for Chinese food and got a nice surprise when I opened my fortune cookie. What genealogist wouldn’t want to have a fortune like this?
I’m looking forward to the Year of the Dog!
And the good news is that I don’t need to know it all, because genealogy is an “open book” test. You don’t have to have all knowledge in your head, but you do need to know where to look to get the answers. And coming to SLIG is like reading 20 books in one week! So, halfway through my third day here (remember, I attended SLIG Tech Day on Saturday) I’m fully immersed in my little world of research methodologies and resources. Continue reading “SLIG 2018: (I don’t) know it all”
If you’re not a local, or even if you are and you don’t want to worry about bringing a car, you’ll be glad to know Salt Lake City has great public transportation as well as Uber and Lyft options. If you are coming from the Salt Lake International airport, hop on the Trax green line rail and ride it all the way to the Gallivan stop. Walk around to the west side of the block and you’ll be at the Hilton—SLIG’s home. Continue reading “SLIG 2018: Getting around town”