"If you can't get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance"
-George Bernard Shaw

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Seems I haven't written about my experience with the GTAGS/DAR event from last month, I thought I had better do so now.
It was a nice set up and there were lots of helpers present. Eric came along to help lift and carry and move tables, but by the time we got there it was all almost done. I chose a table and set up my station. The first lady I helped was looking for a woman who was identified as 'some relation' but wasn't really sure and wanted to know more information about her. She was very eagar to find information, but what she had was very vague. I search with her for about half an hour with no luck. She said I gave her some ideas and I tried to give her suggestions to follow up with.
The second lady I tried to help was trying to locate a marriage certificate for her DAR membership. I was honest that I knew nothing about DAR but I would help her as well. I spent about half and hour with her as well with no luck. I also gave her some suggestions to follow up on. I hope she finds her marriage certificate.
I met a few members from the local chapter of DAR and after reflecting on my own research, I don't think I can qualify as a DAR member seems none of my relatives were in the US at that time. Maybe in the Loomis line, but I'm not sure.
After my second person I wandered around the room for a while then fatigue got the best of me and I left about an hour early. I was told there wasn't the turn out like there was last year, but I wonder if it is because many people came last year and don't have the brickwalls they had last year, or who knows!
It was in interesting day. Off to the next.

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