Sunday the Last Day

The last day of the conference!!! I had so much fun with my mom and all our friends!!! Anyway here is our last review of the conference!!

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Day Three (The Final Day) Jamboree

Today was the last day of the conference, so it ended early but we still learned a lot. I went to two classes the first was on Writing your Family history and the second was showing your family history through Prezi. If you haven’t heard of Prezi before, its amazing site that is used for presentations but is also helpful in explaingin your genealogy to others. http://prezi.com/ Anyway I had about an hour between my classes so my mom and I went to the exhibit hall and ran into a friend.

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and our friend Maria and this was her first genealogy conference! I hope she had fun and decides to come back next year!

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Day Two Jamboree

Today was so much fun my first class of the day was on State Archives, at first I thought it would be kinds boring but I went there and I turned out to be very interesting I had no idea that every state had an archive or that they digitized some of their documents. I also went to the bloggers summit they have here every year. I was really cool to get advice from other, more well known bloggers. Plus afterwards all the blogger got together and took a picture. While I am not in the picture I had the honor of take it with my mom’s cell phone. 

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Later in the day my mom and I attended Cyndi Ingle’s class called The Internet A Genealogist’s Printing Press. It was very informative about the different ways to publish your work on the internet. My mom and I got there early so we could get good seat, so while we were waiting we took some pictures.

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Mexico

In the note book my grandmother was able to save, I found this folded piece of paper, mostly written in Spanish, upon having some of it translated it revealed that  Louis C. Allen was born in Algeria, N. Africa. Raising the question; why was my great great grandmother’s place of birth was listed here? Well I continued to translate it (or at least bits and pieces of it) and found that its was a passport. So I figured that she had visited Mexico. Inside the passport was a small card with a picture and the caption: Madonna and child. Not knowing what it was I did what any sensible teenager would, I asked my mom (because she knows everything). She said that it was a prayer card and that she was more than likely Catholic and carried it around because it made her feel safe. Later my dad had seen it and said that Madonna was another way to say Mary and that it was supposed to be mother Mary and Jesus. Wanting to verify this  I asked my grandma about it and she said that I was mostly right but she had lived there for a bit rather than just visited.

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