Thursday, August 30, 2012

FGS Day One (Wednesday August 29)

A many-faceted day in which I attended Jay Fonkert's stellar talk on local society newsletters and journals. One radical lesson: don't publish because "we've always done it." Figure out if your publications fit your society's goals.

I learned that there is no air-conditioning in the exhibit hall during setup, but somehow managed to help set up the BCG booth anyway.

Michael Hait and I practiced our two-man talk (or is it a comedy routine?) on how NOT to get certified.

I learned that downtown Birmingham isn't terribly friendly to pedestrians, but nevertheless took two walks there for lunch and dinner. You'd never know from the weather here that New Orleans is drowning.

Harold Henderson, "FGS Day One (Wednesday August 29)," Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog, posted 30 August 2012 ( : accessed [access date]). [Please feel free to link to the specific post if you prefer.]


Michelle Goodrum said...

Will your two-man comedy show on how NOT to get certified be recorded and available for purchase?

Harold said...

Michelle --

The full-length version doesn't exist yet. The version that has been recorded is shorter and we do our parts separately. Hang on & you'll hear more about it!