Okay, so riding the monorail is definitely the way to go when you're in Las Vegas and you need to get from one hotel located on the strip to another.
And? Apparently Sin City never sleeps. And neither do I when in Sin City. Had a fabulous time last night in Vegas. One word? Wow!
Now, my plan for Thursday promises to be another busy one. So here's what I plan to do:
8am - Pam Stone Eagleson, CG, is presenting "Grandma's Treasure Chest: Investigating and Evaluating Family Artifacts," and I'm excited to see this given that whole ephemera obsession thing I've got going on. Am I using all the research techniques as possible? I dunno, but I plan to find out.
9:30am - I'll be giving a mini-workshop/demo in Pentandra's Booth #135 in the Vendor Hall. Come join me and I'll show you how to create free images for your blog or website with your iPhone and 3 photo-editing apps. These are invaluable tools for those who do not want to or cannot spend a lot of money on images, but want to make their blogs or websites more interesting, more engaging, and more "pinnable" for Pinterest.
11am - Barbara Vines Little, CG, FNGS, FVGS, is presenting "Feme Covert or Feme Sole: Women and the Law." Let's face it. Our female ancestors are difficult to trace, and this presentation sounds like there'll be some good tips and suggestions for tracing them.
Lunch - I plan to hit the Vendor Hall to visit with vendors, and then I'll check in with the 48 Hour Ephemera Challenge Forum to see how the challenge is progressing.
2:30pm - D. Joshua Taylor, MLS, is presenting, "Borders and Boundaries: Creating Localities Profiles for Research." Now, if I'm interpreting the description of this presentation correctly, I've developed my own system for this, so it'll be interesting to see if the way I do it measures up. Am I missing anything? Am I doing it in the most efficient way? If I can snag some tips on doing this better, I'll be a happy camper.
4pm - I'm going to try and catch "Methods and Strategies: Reconstructing a Family History," being presented by Deborah A. Abbott, PhD. Her presentation promises research strategies for tracing a family's migration over 150 years. Though we tend to look at our ancestors as sitting in a tree of our own making, the truth is that our ancestors moved around, and we have to keep that in mind when researching them. I can't wait to hear some of her suggested methods and strategies. Have I been missing something in my own research workflow that could make my research life easier? Really looking forward to this one.
5:30pm - I'll hit the Internet Cafe to make sure the third and last 48 Hour Ephemera is set-up and ready to go, and see how the challenges are coming along. And I'll do my end-of-day vlog post with some geneablogger friends. Then? Off to dinner and hitting the strip for some Sin City nightlife. The lights are calling... =)
Keep up with the NGS 2013 conference happenings, tweets, pics, and such by visiting the NGS 2013 RebelMouse Page I created.