|Waiting for Friday's General Session to start|
Josh, who is a fantastic speaker, talked about his love of family history and of cheese. Seems Josh has a thing for cheese graters and so did his ancestors! He also gave us an update on the record collections on FindMyPast.com.
|D. Joshua Taylor-Keynote FGS/Rootstech 2105|
Family Stories was the theme of the talk by Former First Lady, Laura Bush. Personal stories about her days in the White House as a daughter-in-law and then as a wife to the President of the United States were warm and funny. She shared experiences during 9/11 that were chilling. To hear her tell of having to quickly go to the White House basement safe house, without her contacts, in her fuzzy slippers while her husband, the President lead the way for her because she couldn't see was an emotional experience. After we heard from Mrs. Bush she sat down on the couch where she was joined by daughter Jenna. A reporter, Jenna began interviewing her mother. We learned that despite the pressures of political life, the family has tried to lead as normal a life as possible.
|Former First Lady Laura Bush-Keynote FGS/Rootstech 2105|
|Jenna Bush Hager interviewing her mother, Laura Bush.|
|With D.Josh Taylor-Keynote FGS/Rootstech 2015|
My first class of day 3 was Gentlemen Judges:The Justices of the Peace-Judy Russell
Judy taught us about the records created by our ancestors who were JP's and where to find them in a fun, information packed hour.
|With Laurie Desmarais, Judy Russell and Bev Fieg|
During lunch, I decided to check out the Expo Hall.
|The Media Hub|
|Studio C Booth!|
You never know who you will meet in the Expo Hall!
|I found Donny!!!|
Prep for seeing the real thing tomorrow!
|With A.J. Jacobs|
That was exhausting, but it was back to classes for the rest of the afternoon.
I attended Time Saving Apps for Busy Genealogists-Lisa Alzo
Writing a Prize Winning Family History-Tom Jones and
Using Tax Records for Genealogical Problem Solving-Michael Lacopo
Again, each class was full of great information. Each gave me tips and hints to help me move forward with my research. Lisa helped me see different ways that I could use apps, Dr. Jones went through the steps to write a family history that could be submitted to a genealogical publication and Micheal Lacopo? Great information on where to find and how to use Tax Records- in spite of the fact that he should have been blogging......no, really! :)
The night ended with a Cultural Event in the Expo Hall. There were performances representing many different cultures and people dressed in costumes from different time periods. The booths stayed open to give extra time to see and experience all that was there.
|Scottish Musicians performing during Cultural Night|
Time to get a good night's sleep!
Valentine's Day With Donny Tomorrow!
Are we kin? Please contact me. Together we can find our people.
Thanks so much for stopping by!