Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Dr. D's Genealogy Summer

The old question "What are you going to do on your summer vacation?" hardly applies when one is supposed to be retired. Maybe a more appropriate question is "What genealogy activities do you have planned for your summer?"


Dr. D is planning to open his genealogy summer with a visit to the left coast for Jamboree in Burbank. Although I will not be making a formal presentation there, I will be at Table #13 on Friday morning June 6th for an informal small group discussion of "Incorporating DNA Research into Genealogy." I would be delighted to have you drop by and share your research and a part of your morning with me. For the rest of the conference, I will be hanging out in the exhibits around the ISOGG booth and those of DNA test vendors. I'll even attend several of the programs -- particularly on Thursday which is DNA Day.

1st Cousins' Reunion

Later in June we are trying to set up a welcome to the family for my 39th Adams 1st cousin. We are going to see how many of the surviving cousins can get together in Missouri to meet Jim for the first time. Jim who was adopted as an infant is now 81. We continue to work to help him identify his birth parents.

Genealogy Research Class

For 6 Tuesday mornings in July and August I will be teaching a "Genealogy Research" class through the Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning at Vanderbilt University. If you are going to be in Middle Tennessee this summer, come on down.

Institute for Genetic Genealogy

In mid-August I'll be on the right coast for the First Annual Conference of the Institute for Genetic Genealogy in Chevy Chase, MD. While we are there we hope to introduce our 10 year old grandson to his Nations' Capitol.

Have you planned your genealogy summer yet? I hope our paths cross somewhere.

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