Renee Galantine of Lodi, California is proof of Reason #4 in my earlier blog post 5 Reasons Why SCGS Jamboree is a Jewell of a Genealogy Conference -- Family and Friends Atmosphere.
Renee was the lucky winner of The Family Curator Flash Giveaway and won a free full-conference registration to the Southern California Genealogy Society Jamboree. She drove from Lodi in the northernmost part of California to attend her first Jamboree, and when I met her and asked how she liked the conference, she was enthusiastic about coming back again!
To enter the contest, Renee had to leave a comment at The Family Curator, sharing one of her favorite family heirlooms. Her German ancestry is apparent with her choice:
One of my favorite's is a coffee cup (my great grandfather used it as his shaving mug) my grandmother gave me. It was her father's mug that he brought with him from Ostfriesland region of Germany abt 1890. It has the Ostfriesland rose design on it with the words "Remember Me"
I haven't seen Renee's coffee cup, but it sounds like a lovely family treasure, and might be a good entry for the Heirloom Roadshow!
Thank you Jamboree for the great prize, and for another outstanding conference.