Today was the wrap-up of nonstop inquiries at the Mayflower Society booth. We had 4-8 people working the booth at all times over the four days and were still swamped. It was great to see so many enthusiastic Mayflower descendants who wanted to learn more about their lineage. I took advantages of some of the classes offered to learn more about accessing Canadian, Scottish, English, Irish, ArkivDigital (Swedish) and Masonic records; heard a cool talk by acclaimed photographer David Hume Kennerly, but didn't make it to the Dutch or Native American genealogy talks. My husband went to the Polish, Russian Empire and early German presentations plus several on using FamilySearch. There were several sessions and exhibitors related to African-American genealogy plus others on Polynesian and Chinese genealogy, Yesterday and today we hit the Family History Library for the first time and appreciate the kind assistance of the volunteers there. And two thumbs up to the RootsTech app for our phones. Every conference should have something like that. Among its many other features it lets you download the handouts from the classes you couldn't make due to the inability to be two places at one time. Flying home tomorrow, but I hope to see you at the General Society of Mayflower Descendants booth next year at RootsTech2021.
Dr. Maura Mackowski is an Arizona research historian who enjoys the challenge of looking for Mayflower descendants, hers and anyone else's.
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