It’s one hour to party time here in Knoxville, but here’s a quick recap of my activities at FGS10 today:
Session 1: War of 1812: Its Causes and its Records — great session that will help me with a client project
Session 2: The Land Grant Process of NC/TN — Speaker J. Mark Lowe is a great speaker and this enlightening session will help me with my East Tennessee research. Spooky light activity in the room was blamed on a ghost that follows Mark around.
Session 3: The Anatomy of a Will and the Records It Spawns — good session with definitions and examples of legal terms
Lunch: Tomato Head with 8 of some of my closest genea-peeps and a couple of their hubbies. Yummy food and good conversation.
Session 4: College & University Records: good overview of what’s out there but I was hoping for more tips on where to find these gems.
Session 5: Not allowed to blog about this one, but it wasn’t my favorite session, so that’s probably for the best.
Other highlights: Greta Koehl gave me the copy of Who Do You Think You Are by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak that she won yesterday — thanks, Greta! Also bought a huge tome on North Carolina research that was recommended as a good overall research guide. Can’t wait to dig into both of these books.
My grandma’s taco meat is warming up in in the Crock Pot and the sangria is chilling. Glad that some of my fellow FGS attendees can make it tonight!