My second day here at the conference started with an inspiring keynote from Curt Witcher of the Allen County Public Library in Indiana. He spoke knowledgeably and with passion about the technology-fueled future of genealogy. All of the day’s sessions were good, but two stand out especially. I heard some good news, that is, not all bad, about Irish records that might become available online. And I learned enough about geocoding pictures, even vintage ones, to make my collections much more useful.
But the crowning experience of the day was this evening’s five-hour visit to the Family History Library. After a group viewing of Who Do You Think You Are, I was blissfully immersed in books on 19th century English Catholicism until almost midnight.