This past weekend we went to the Nebraska State Genealogical Society (NSGS) conference in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Yes, we had lots of fun. Along the way we learned some things about genealogy and research. The best part was seeing genealogy friends and making new friends. Just being around people who speak our language was worth the trip!
You Go Girl #2 made sign boards for our vending table. They are eye-catching, so we had many people stopping by to visit. We also offered some scientific genealogy tip sheets. Out of our ten tips, I like this one best ... 6. Get off the computer occasionally and go to the library or courthouse. Just remember to change out of your pajamas and bunny slippers.
You Go Girl #1 brought jelly beans. We love our jelly beans and knew that the other genealogists would also love them. A bowl of beans was placed on our vending table. Those genealogists kept coming back to eat beans and visit and take our handouts. I bet when they got home they discovered they had duplicates and triplicates of our handouts because they kept coming back for beans.
Now both of us are getting ready for another trip to Salt Lake City on May 17th. If you are out on I-80 in Wyoming and Utah, honk if you see us. We will be in Lil' Red loaded from one end to the other. You Go Girl #1 will be driving and You Go Girl #2 will be dispensing jelly beans and juggling the maps.
You Go Girl #1 ... Ruby