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GeneaSpy is an avid genealogist who attends national, regional, and local genealogical conferences, to learn about genealogy.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

FGS/RootsTech 2015: A Photo Recap; Day 2

 Day 2 was the first day of the FGS conference. I attended the following classes and events.

  • Focus on Societies – Successfully Embracing the Future by Deena Coutant, Jen Baldwin, Curt Witcher.
  • Connecting, Exploring, Refreshing: Marshaling Change in Your Society by Curt Witcher.
  • WordPress for Your Society: No Blogging Required by Rorey Cathcart
  • FGS Luncheon: The State of Our Societies: 2015 Update by FGS Leadership
  • The Ethical Genealogist by Judy G. Russell
  • Tips for a Robust Society Web Site by Cyndi Ingle
  • Maximizing Organizational Effectiveness by Jordan Jones
  • FGS 2015 Opening Social – Behind the Scenes: Family History & Television

Below are some photo highlights of my first day at the FGS conference.

FGS 2015 3rd. floor classrooms

Deena Coutant and Jen Baldwin

FGS President D. Joshua Taylor

Genealogist' Declaration of Rights

Paula Stuart-Warren

Deena Coutant

FGS President D. Joshua Taylor

Jen Baldwin

Curt Witcher

GeneaRockstar Thomas MacEntee

FGS Luncheon

Jane Haldeman's cool jacket!

FGS Upcoming Events

Kim Cotton of California won!

Jim Lannin of Florida

David Flint of California

Judy G. Russell (in pink jacket)

Watching family history television

Kenyatta D. Berry

Kenyatta D. Berry,
 Shannon Combs Bennett, Terri O'Connell

Polly FitzGerald Kimmett, friend, Mary Tedesco,
and surprise guest Cheryl Hudson Passey

Family history television panel

Terri O'Connell and Panel

Jean Wilcox Hibben and Panel

Katherine R. Willson and I

Alona Tester and I

Cyndi Ingle

   A great first “official” day of the conference has ended and all is well. The FGS classrooms were all large, air conditioned, and not overcrowded – my Shangri-La! The people were all friendly and helpful. The structure and pace went very well also – no complaints from this happy camper!


  1. Great photo spread! It's nice to relive the conference. You even caught the back of my head in your shot of Judy Russell.