Monday, May 6, 2013

National Genealogical Society Annual Conference

I had hoped to be leaving today for the National Genealogical Society's annual conference being held this year in Las Vegas.  However, having my hip replaced has become a higher priority.  When I initially had the hip diagnosed in February, I was still very mobile so scheduled the surgery for 14 May, a couple days after returning from the conference.  Within about a week it became obvious to me that my mobility was quickly deteriorating and it would be a stretch to try and attend the conference.  However, when I called to reschedule the surgery they were already booked until the first week in May, so I just left the scheduled date at May 14.

I am envious of all my fellow San Diego genealogists who will be attending; but perhaps I can watch some of it on Webinars.  Joanne and I attended the 2011 Conference in Charleston and had a great time.  Joanne is not in to genealogy, so she did sightseeing while I attended the conference. 

The Annual Southern California Genealogical Society's JAMBOREE is scheduled for June 7, three weeks after my surgery.  I have set myself an ambitious goal of going, which will be about the 6th in a row that I have attended.  I have a strong incentive to attend, as I am sharing a room with a good friend, and if I don't make it I will still have to pay my half.  The rapid recovery I made from having the other hip replaced three years ago gives me confidence that I can make it.

I had hoped to have some answers by today from Family Search technical support regarding the GEDCOM family tree I placed on their site; but am waiting for them to get back to me.  The Ritchhart family line that I placed on the site was 11 generations long; but when I view the tree on the site it is only 5 generations?  Can't seem to figure out why.  If I haven't heard back by the time I return from my pre-op meeting with the surgeon in a couple hours, I will call them back.  Hopefully, I can discuss the results tomorrow.