Sunday, June 27, 2010

People at the Expo

Shortly after noon today I arrived home from Loveland, CO. The time went fast, but it was worth every minute. One of the great things about the Expo is getting to see familiar faces and make new friends. The Honor Bloggers had a specific area for blogging, but we could also blog and tweet in the classrooms, which many of us did.

We were easily identified by our beads, compliments of Thomas MacEntee. Of course, we had name tags and badges, again compliments of Thomas MacEntee ... the guy at Geneabloggers! Quite often we were asked to explain blogs, why they are fun and effective for genealogists. Tom did some lectures on social networking which were informative. As the Expo wound down I listened to people saying they might try creating a blog. So ... genealogists look for new genealogy blogs in the upcoming weeks and months.

My friend Leland Meitzler posed for a photograph by some of the books he was selling. Family Roots Publishing was a popular spot in the Expo. In fact, it was so popular you could hardly turn around without bumping into somebody.

In the group photograph you'll see some of the bloggers ... back row Gayle Gresham, yours truly YGGG #1, Tom MacEntee. Sitting is Lisa Alzo and Becky Jamison.

The guy in the blue shirt, with the smile is Michael John Neill of Illinois. He is a dynamic speaker who got a lot of enthusiasm going at the Expo. We had fun visiting about our recent trips to Salt Lake City to the Family History Library.

Behind the scenes were people who worked for months, weeks and days to make the Expo possible. Thanks to all for making it a memorable experience!

YGGG #1 - Ruby


  1. Genealogy blogging is great. I've had a number of interesting interactions because of that.

  2. Never move when the photographer is about to take the picture! Sorry for the goofy shot of me.

    Loved meeting you, Ruby! I Look forward to meeting Cheri in person someday.



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