Sunday at the Conference

Sundays the Family History Library is closed, so my day was a little more mellow than the previous two.  I spent some time reading on Sunday morning, had a leisurely lunch at Trofi (the restaurant at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center, where I am staying), and then attended the afternoon sessions of the United Polish Genealogical Societies Biennial Conference.

Ceil Jensen talked about school records (come to think of it, I don’t even know where my own school records are!) and the Polish State Archives.  She claimed her multimedia presentation would have us dancing in the aisles but, alas, technical difficulties prevented us from seeing the multimedia part of her talk.  After Ceil’s presentation, Kalile Mehr from the Family History Library (FHL) explained how records are obtained from the former Soviet Union sphere.

Dinner at the Olive Garden with five other conference attendees was great.  I can’t remember when I had such a good time at dinner!  All in all, the time we had for dinner was way too short.  We were heading back to the conference before we knew it.

Kahlile Mehr presented the final talk of the day and discussed East European Internet sites.  I’ll post the list on my website after I get home from the conference.  By the time the day’s events were over, I returned to the hotel to plan my strategy for Monday.

Right now, I’m in the FHL, and concentrating on obtaining proof of what I already know.  I’ve found a few surprises, including incorrect dates that I had in my files, and a surprising (to me, anyway) cause of death!  I’ll have to check the information I have at home and see how the new sources compare with the old.

Copyright © 2006 by Stephen J. Danko

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