I’ve been in Seattle at the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies annual conference since Saturday. The sessions — as always — are informative and thought-provoking. Connecting with fellow genealogists is always the best part — laughing in the halls or sharing family history stories over coffee or a meal. My cousin Diane attended the session I gave yesterday, “Learn Just Enough Russian for Genealogy,” along with about two dozen others. All my students laughed at the spots I hoped they would and many were engaged enough to ask questions afterwards. I would happily add a picture to this post, except that the hotel internet connection has been sporadic, and although I am finally connected, none of the photos I took with my phone will transfer via Dropbox or email.