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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Pre-RootsTech Wrap-up

Seriously, when did it become Thursday?  The time is flying around here!  Which means I owe you all a few posts letting you know what is going on here at Rootstech.  As well as giving you some fun bits about what I am doing around here!

I arrived into Salt Lake City Sunday afternoon.  Thankfully even though I flew through Denver it was still nice weather and I did not get stuck there like travelers the next day!  I was also lucky that I was able to travel with a great friend (and awesome traveling companion) the whole way which always makes airports and flights so much fun.

The only down side to traveling to RootsTech for me is that I only have one day of research time at the Family History Library.  Those of you who have been there are groaning right now I know it.  Honestly, one day is a drop in the bucket for the amount of time that a person could spend there.

It was great watching my traveling companion make a few amazing finds of her own.  The lucky duck actually spent three days at the library. Three. Days.  Three!  I promise not to hate her too much.

Microfilm Cabinets at the
Family History Library
Those who are family and read this blog with the family connections will be happy that I was able to gather information on a couple lines.  Which means, family history blog posts will be coming in the next few weeks.

Valerie Eichler Lair from Val’s Roots was a sweet heart and helped me organize a research to-do sheet for several lines that I needed to work on for various reasons.  Valerie actually teaches people who to prepare for large research trips to facilities, so check her out if you need any advice.

I worked on my Arvin and Combs lines.  For my husband I worked on his Thompson and McChesney lines.  While I did not complete my whole list, I did make some wonderful discoveries that I can’t wait to share with you in the next few weeks.

Tuesday was play in the morning and work in the evening for me.  I joined a wonderful bunch of ladies on an excursion to the Great Salt Lake.  Before you ask… yes, it was cold…yes, there was snow…yes, we were a bit insane.

However, even in the middle of the winter it was an amazing place to visit.  The vistas were warmth, and thought I was nuts.  No bison pictures for me.  Oh, well.
No it is not real, just a statue.
But look at the view.
breathtaking with the snow covered mountains and the glistening water.  We even saw two herds of bison grazing.  I, however, was the only one who wanted to get out of the car and take pictures.  Everyone else was just fine in the

My luck with food however, has been hit or miss.  Well, really more miss than hit, but those are the situations which amazing stories are made of.  For instance, ask me about the hot sake experiment if you see in the future.

1 comment:

  1. Technically I only had two and a half days at the library. :)