Sunday, January 24, 2010

Family History Expo in Mesa, Arizona

The past two days were a genealogist's dream. I attended the Family History Expo in Mesa, Arizona. Genealogy conventions are such a great way to learn so much new information. Improving your research techniques, networking with other genealogists, discovering new information available in the web are some of the benefits of attending a convention.

I got to meet Lisa Louise Cooke and her daughter, Lacey. Lisa hosts Genealogy Gems. I also attended the banquet in which Lisa conducted a live genealogy podcast. It was a fabulous evening.

I attended 11 classes, 3 of them taught by Baerbel Johnson, an expert in German research. I learned so much from her.

This was the second convention I've ever attended, but it won't be my last!