I, along with numerous other genie folks, had an enjoyable two days at the Midwestern Roots Conference here in Indy on Friday and Saturday. It's always a pleasure to greet so many old friends and to meet so many enthusiastic genealogists from all over the country.
Friday was my day to work for a few hours at the Indiana Genealogical Society booth, telling attendees about all the good features of IGS and an IGS membership. Saturday I registered and attended the workshops that looked most interesting.
The session I liked the best was Patricia Van Skaik's great presentation of the Cincinnati Panorama photo of 1848, which she enhanced with genealogical material about the various features shown. The photo, a Daguerrotype, has to have a zillion pixels per pinhead, as you can enlarge it almost indefinitely without the fuzzies. Check it out at the Cincinnati Library.
Margaret Bierlein of IHS and her committee put together a great lineup of speakers and vendors; hat's off to Maggie! Looking forward to the next one.
The vendor area had some interesting booths, even the Daughters of the Confederacy ventured up here into Yankee country!
I was glad to see a strong group of volunteers at the Genealogical Society of Marion County booth. Theirs was the only county society represented, which I felt was a loss of a great opportunity for many groups. You gotta put yourself out there if you want to stay alive!