Friday, April 15, 2011

Ancestor Swap Meet 2011

 It has been a remarkable week Monday and Tuesday, a great group of volunteers worked to put the finishing touch on Ancestor Swap Meet 2011.  Door prizes were wrapped and loaded in a car, next came the goody bags. They were also completed and loaded. Now it's time to take a deep breath.  Oh I forgot have you ever had jelly beans for lunch? We did, so much for  Monday. Tuesday we finished all the bags, one job down more to go. Researchers list, name tags and queries had to be finished and copied,

Wednesday was interesting, a grave dowsing class, followed by a tour of  a historic cemetery in Gadsden. No we aren't practicing witchcraft it uses the same principle as dowsing for water, a dozen or more  people tried their new skill at the cemetery, then came back to Nichols to research. On Thursday morning about twenty people came back to Nichols Library for a mini beginners genealogy class.  The morning passed so fast, lt's fun to  help someone find clues to their family history.  After a lunch break, most of the class members came back to research  we were able to work one on one to help them find that one special clue. 
A very special friend came to the Library on Thursday afternoon and we had a great time listening and talking with him.  It's great to be able to share and laugh with friends with a common interest, even though we say we don't want to hear about your family.  I was asked what was going on with my genealogical blog, I was ashamed to tell him nothing.  Of course he already knew I hadn't been keeping it up.  Today we had a scrapbook class with several people staying to research afterward. Tonight a workshop was held and despite the thunderstorms we had a good time.  Finally the name tags and researchers list are finished.  The last minute crazy rush is over, it's 11:33 and I have to be back at the Ancestor Swap Meet site at 7:30. I hope I can get some sleeep.  So goodnight everyone, hopefully it won't be long before I have more to tell you.  Mark I hope you are getting some rest and thanks for that little push to blog agsin.  This one is for you,


  1. Always fun to gather at Nichols Memorial Library in Gadsden on Thursdays. The volunteers are wonderful and the resources will surprise you. Make Gadsden a point on your next research trip. Rosemary is a very hardworking volunteer and always looking for a better way to serve the Genealogical community. Congrats.

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