Opening day Wednesday we opted to go to the library for the morning before heading over to the Event. Have to say we arrived about 10 minutes early, and As I tweeted out. The line was like looking at a Black Friday morning sale. The line was very long as the doors opened. We filed in and all managed to disperse to the designated areas.
Here is a montage of photo’s from the classes and luncheon, and the FGS Social Event where we were able to hear from the Representatives from Genealogy Roadshow, Who Do You Think You Are? Finding Your Roots.
Michael D Lacopo
Cheryl Hudson Passey, Judy Russell, Beverley Fieg
Rorey Cathcart speaking
Social Evening with Representatives from Genealogy Roadshow, Who Do You Think You Are? Finding Your Roots – CeCe Moore, Kenyatta D. Berry, Joshua Tayor
The Keynote speakers were all wonderful…
Tan Le from Emotiv, her story has truly amazing. Her families struggles, the courage to overcome obstacles, and now what she is doing for the technology world is a gift. Please if you can take a listen to her story.
Laura Bush was awesome, its was a very candid tale of life in the white house. The strength of family and how they as a family held together with the tragedies, and challenges that faced them during President George W. Bushes time in office. She also reflected on the good times, and had a very candid interview with her daughter Jenna Bush-Hager.
A. J. Jacobs story of how we are all related, and his upcoming world wide event of the Global Family Reunion on June 6, 2015. See the below montage of the photo’s of family connections. Remember we are all cousins!
D. Josh Taylor who does it all from President of Federation of Genealogical Societies, and the Director of Find My Past, to working on both the Genealogy Roadshow, and Who do you think you are? He’s a great speaker, and one busy guy!
Donny Osmond singing on Saturday morning! All hearts were a flutter! Donny starts off with singing and a montage from growing up in the spotlight. He shared family stories, and growing up Osmond.
Group Photo’s were taken by Media photographer’s from Rootstech /FGS, used with permission. Please review my Twitter account @confusethedead for other photos from the day of the keynotes!