RootsTech – The Bling!

RootsTech – The Bling!

Genealogy conference bling is something that I first learnt about at RootsTech 2013 as it’s not something that we do in Australia, though I’d love it if the idea was picked up, but somehow I doubt it. Anyway I find that the conference bling is part of what makes the conference so much fun.

Blogger beads, conference ribbons, badges (or buttons at the US folk like to call them), and ever wristbands it’s all part of it! And here’s my stash of conference bling from RootsTech 2015 …

my lanyard, name badges (exhibitor and attendee), ribbons, wristbands, blogger beads and badges all make up my RootsTech 2015 conference bling

my lanyard, name badges (exhibitor and attendee), ribbons, wristbands, blogger beads and badges all make up my RootsTech 2015 conference bling

And I also have to find room for these three t-shirts in my suitcase …

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And although not “bling”, I wanted to share with you the books that are making it home with me as well …

new books

1. Mind Maps for Genealogy: Enhanced Research Planning, Correlation, and Analysis by Ron Arons
2. Fashionable Folks: Bonnets and Hats 1840-1900 by Maureen Taylor
3. Elements of Genealogical Analysis: How to Maximise Your Research by Robert Charles Anderson

So with the bling, the t-shirts and the books, I may have to pay for an extra suitcase or excess luggage. But it was totally worth it!

468 ad

3 Responses to “RootsTech – The Bling!”

  1. Jill Ball says:

    I think you should start a bring bling downunder campaign. I have bought the geneablogger beads for Congress. Do you hve some ribbons left?

    • Carmel says:

      Oh, no Jill please don’t start this trend downunder – just more consumer ‘stuff’ (the polite word) to clutter up our homes and end up in landfill. I can’t imagine how many name tags, lanyards, and other conference trivia I have thrown away over many years. Just value the memories and the learning. Glad you both enjoyed the conference.

    • Alona says:

      Yes Jill, we still hae some ribbons, so we’ll bring them along to Congress.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.