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From: Tom and Donna <>
Subject: Re: [NMGENWEB] Fw: [STATE-COORD] So. Cal Genealogy Jamboree Wrap Up
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 12:50:59 -0600
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Thanks for the account. Sounds like it was fun.
Rules are meant to be broken, aren't they? <g>

On Jun 15, 2007, at 12:07 PM, Karen Mitchell wrote:

>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joy Fisher"
> Subject: [STATE-COORD] So. Cal Genealogy Jamboree Wrap Up
>
>
> Hi Everyone:
>
> Last weekend, my husband and I represented USGenWeb at the Southern
> California Genealogical Society's Jamboree 2007.
>
> There were over 800 registered attendees and when you added in the
> speakers,
> the exhibitors, and the SCGS volunteers, the total was over 1000.
>
> I gave an introductory talk about our Project to a standing room
> only crowd.
> After that I was approached by folks from 6 different gensocs
> asking if I
> would also speak at one of their meetings.
>
> We also had a booth in the exhibit hall. We were in a corner, but
> it worked
> out really well. We were right in front of an electrical outlet, so
> we did
> not have to pay for them to run an outlet to our booth. Internet was
> outrageous, cost-wise, but if we don't have internet, we might as
> well send
> brochures for the freebie table and not attend.
>
> Photos:
> http://www.rootsweb.com/~sdgenweb/scgs/
>
> This was the first genealogy conference I had ever been to that had
> a dance.
> The Creole Heritage Center in Natchitoches, Louisiana
> sponsored a track of speakers and capped it off with a dance
> featuring a
> pretty good Zydeco band. After manning the booth all day Saturday,
> we didn't
> make it past 11:30, but I understand the band played until 1 AM. It
> was a
> rocking good time.
>
> The who meeting took on a Mardi Gras flavor. The SCGS members were
> decked
> out in beads and funny hats.
>
> On the brochures here is what we have:
> Mining for Treasure - lots
> Acronyms and Definitions - lots
> MSGenWeb - 120
> NVGenWeb - lots
> NV postcards - lots
> ARGenWeb - 65
> NMGenWeb - 25
> IAGenWeb - 50
>
> We gave out the last of our TXGenWeb brochures - hint to the TXans!!
>
> We would really like to get brochures from more states. They make an
> excellent recruiting tool.
>
> Some sample comments:
>
> "Use it all the time"
> "Thank everyone for participating"
> "Where is the Kansas brochure?"
> "Never heard of you"
> "This is a subscription service, right?" - Answer "wrong!!!!"
> "What is USGenWeb all about?"
> "How much does this cost?"
>
> One lady came up and asked for some brochures because she was going
> to teach
> a class on USGenWeb. I asked if she was aware of all the different
> parts of
> the Project. (She wasn't). After a demonstration, she said there
> was so much
> more in there she was not aware of.
>
> All-in-all, it was a very worthwhile weekend and I am planning to
> attend
> next year, God willing.
>
> For those who know me - know I violated my 25 words or less rule,
> but I had
> a good time and got a little wound up here.
>
>
>
>
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