Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Forensic Genealogy Institute - Arrival

I arrived in Dallas today to attend the Forensic Genealogy Institute that begins Thursday (tomorrow). The institute is presented by the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy, at the Wyndam Love Field Hotel. I'm excited.

So far I'm having a great time, and we haven't even begun. I believe all of us are staying at the hotel and a good number of us gathered in the lobby this afternoon to socialize. At check-in we received a tote bag, a polo shirt, the syllabus, and our name tag. It was great to see familiar faces, catch up, meet new people, and put faces to names of those you are aware of but have never met in person.

Tonight we ventured out as a large group for some Mexican food. There were a good number of margaritas ordered, and a birthday celebration of a fellow attendee recognized . Needless to say we became quite a jovial group.

Judging by the syllabus we will hit the ground running tomorrow. I expect to be a bit overwhelmed with information and that is okay. It looks fascinating. The day begins bright and early at 8:00 a.m. and is scheduled to end at 5:15. And of course, dear reader, I will tell you all about it.


  1. Wow this year has turned out to be one big "Conference Crawl" for you! You are a very lucky, lucky girl to be able to attend IGHR and didn't you also go to GRIP and NIGR and FGS?

    Can't wait to hear all about this new gig the forensic people have going on!

  2. I am excited to hear more about this institute! The program has a great lineup of presenters.