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GeneaSpy is an amateur genealogist who attends national, regional, and local genealogical conferences, who likes to take photos and meet people.

Friday, February 20, 2015

FGS/RootsTech 2015: A Photo Recap; Day 3 (Part 1)

   Day 3 of my trip was the opening day of RootsTech and the 2nd. day of FGS. I attended FGS classes exclusively only because I didn’t want to fight the crowds at the other side of the conference hall. Thank you to findmypast for a great breakfast and gift bag. Also, thank you to Paul Nauta of FamilySearch for a great and informative behind-the-scenes tour of the RootsTech vendor hall and behind the stage of Hall D where the keynote addresses were made, and which I was fortunate to have my picture with selected keynote speakers afterwards.

I attended the following classes and events:

  •  Findmypast VIP breakfast
  •  General Session; Keynote Speakers: Dennis Brimhall, President & CEO of FamilySearch Mike Mallin, Chief Product Officer, MyHeritage Tan Le, Technology Innovator and Founder of Emotiv
  • Getting the Most Out of Genealogical Evidence by Thomas W. Jones
  • GSG and ISFHWE Sponsored Lunch with Warren Bittner
  • Civil War Medical Records by Craig R. Scott
  • Problem Solving with Probate by Thomas W. Jones
  • NextGen Genealogy Network meeting at the Marriott



Photo highlights from day 3:

find my past

Jennifer Alford, Cheryl Passey,
Shannon Bennett and Terri O'Connell

find my past breakfast

Polly FitzGerald Kimmitt during breakfast

Deena Coutant with her gift bag

GeniAus herself - Jill Ball

Jen Baldwin with A.J. Jacobs

Thomas MacEntee spots me!

Media Tour with Paul Nauta

Aussie Alona Tester receiving her blogger
beads from DearMYRTLE. MrMYRT and
CousinRuss in support.

Chris Whitten(r) founder of WikkiTree

Hilary Gadsby from Wales (in blue) and
Caitlin Gow (heart shirt) from Australia

Through the secret door we go!

Michelle Taggart, Cheryl Passey and
Laurie Desmarais backstage

Electronic gear backstage

Backstage inner workings

Out to our seats now

End of Day 3 (part1)






















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