I attended my very first genealogy meet up gathering yesterday at Hurley’s Saloon 232 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036. I was 15 minutes late due to traffic. The 14 attendees, most are of Irish/British pedigree except two: one was invited for his business (he’s half French and half German) and of course me. More pics in gallery.
My going there was to meet like-minded people, see what/why/how they do. One thing surprised me was only one genealogist at the meeting uses software (FTM) to organize his tree. The hope of finding someone with whom I may share my trials and tribulations of using PGV was totally dashed.
The host Bridget talked about her recent trip back to Dublin for a genealogy show, brought with her a lot of information and booklets. When she talked about how the Indians deal with their birth/death certificates, it’s just suddenly dawned on me that I’ve never seen a death certificate, neither Chinese (excluding the notarized) nor American. It seems implausible that I’ve been digging family members since 1993. Perhaps each has his or her own way of dealing with things. I maybe less anal on certificates while others could care less about, say pictures.