The Northern California Family History Expo began its conference in Sacramento yesterday afternoon. In an effort to fit the schedules of more attendees, the expo opened at 1:00 pm and continued on to 9:00 pm. Saturday's agenda starts at 9:00 am with registration for single day attendees and exhibitors' booths being open.
Friday's speakers began with Dean L. McLeod's "Your Family History Starts Here!" His message to genealogists of all levels was remember the fundamental process of research – go "box diving" for treasures and move beyond the Internet. He further reminded us to verify our facts with multiple sources. Sound advice for new and experienced researchers.
Biff and Nancy Barnes's series of classes on writing and publishing a family history book was very intriguing. I missed the first class and caught the second class. They have an easy style of presentation which reminds you of a friend telling their experiences.
Plenty of Root Cellar members were in attendance. Several more sessions will happen before the closing keynote address this afternoon at 3:30 pm.
Posted by Ron Setzer