I am really looking forward to the Saturday morning breakfast presentation by Joe Mozingo "Traveling the Mozingo Family Path". A couple years ago I read in Dick Eastman's Newsletter about a Los Angeles Times writer, Joe Mozingo, who had written a series of articles in the paper about tracing his ancestry back to a black slave by the name of Spencer Mozingo. I recalled having a Mozingo in my family line so checked and, sure enough, Mary Elizabeth Mozingo was my gggrandmother. In his article Joe mentioned a person who had created an on-line data base of the Mozingo family line. I sent Joe an e-mail requesting the URL for the data base and when I checked, it confirmed that my Mary Elizabeth was also a descendant from Spencer Mozingo! Joe subsequently wrote a book "The Fiddler on Pantico Run: An African Warrior, His White Descendants, A Search for Family". I purchased the book and just completed it about a month ago. Being a distant relative of Joe's, I am really looking forward to his presentation and introducing myself.
Following the breakfast the following is what I plan to do:
8:30 to 9:30 a.m. SA009. Thomas MacEntee, "Playing Nice in the Genealogy Sandbox: How to get along with Others to Get what you Need." I have heard so much about Thomas; but never attended one of his presentations.
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. SA013. Rhonda R. McClure, "Was My Ancestor Naturalized?" I think that naturalization papers are a source that I need to further explore in breaking down my two "brick walls". Hoping to get some good tips from Rhonda.
11:30 to 12:30 a.m. "Blogger Summit". SA026. Since I recently started Blogging, I thought this might be a good presentation to attend. They have had this at previous Jamborees; but I never attended any because I wasn't a blogger.
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. SA029. Leland Meitzler, "Researching Your Germanic Ancestors Using Online Resources". Have heard Leland several times and I need to learn more about Germanic research--too good a combination to pass up!
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. SA039. Michael Provard, "A Look at Family Search Family Tree". I recently established a tree on the new Family Search and ran into a couple problems. This should be helpful.
5:00 to 6:00 p.m. SA053. James Ryan PhD, "Irish Rentals as a Family History Resource". One of only a couple Irish Research presentations at Jamboree. I need the help.
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.. SA054. D. Joshua Taylor, Saturday Banquet "Games, Stories, and Adventures: The Future of Family History". Josh is a great speaker--looking forward to it.
I also downloaded the Jamboree App for my Android smart phone. Had to get help from Verizon technical support; but finally got it to work. Looking forward to using it for the first time at Jamboree.
If you are going to Jamboree, remember to take a sheet or two of the stick 'em mailing labels for the raffle drawing tickets. Writing my name and phone number 20 to 40 times isn't my favorite pastime, so I try to remember to take the labels. They always have lots of nice door prizes and the money goes for a good cause.