Why am I doing a Happy Dance? Because I am going to see Tom Jones speak this Fall at the San Mateo County Genealogical Society Fall 2012 Seminar!
With two small children at home and not a professional genealogist, I don't get to attend seminars, conferences, etc. very often. My wonderful husband has agreed to keep the kids alive for a full day while I go get my genealogy geek on.
Tom Jones will be the second genealogy super star that I have had the privilege to hear speak. My first star was a day long seminar in Sonoma county many years ago where Elizabeth Shown Mills was speaking. In fact, it was my first seminar to attend. I was in my mid twenties and just getting serious about genealogy. I started citing my sources that very same day!
Tom Jones will be giving four lectures during the Same Mateo event. The topics range from creating biographies to Genealogical Proof Standard to finding elusive ancestors. It should be a great day with lots of information to bring home.
My registration and check is officially in the hands of the United States Postal Service as of today. Now I just have to wait until November 3rd!
To read more about the day long seminar visit the San Mateo Genealogical Society's webpage. Hope to see you there!