Friday, August 29, 2014

Wild and Wooly "Gone to Texas" FGS Conference - Day 2

Editor's note: Today's post was written by Sandra Gardner-Benward


These are the classes I attended today......  wow what a long day but very rewarding......        the evening program was the best! 

"How to Overcome Brickwalls in German American Research" with Michael Lacopo

"The Structure of Organized Genealogy in Germany" with Dirk Weissleder


LUNCHEON:: International Society fro British Genealogy and Family History - "The Messages our Ancestors Leave Behind" with Paul Milner- the end tale is don't forget to tell the family stories because if you don't, your stories will disappear.


"Identifying Immigrant Origins" with Karen Matheson

"Doing English Genealogy in an Internet World: A Case Study" with Dean Hunter

 A Night in Old San Antonio........... sponsored by Ancestry in conjunction with Dell and Lexmark. A  festive evening filled with fun, costumed characters, food and music in the historical art village of La Villita on the banks of the San Antonio River. Mariachis on the plaza- traditional music and folkloric dancing. The San Antonio Conservation Society only hosts 10 of these evenings each year, so we were very fortunate. We enjoyed the "Niosita"(this was a scaled down version of their annual fiesta presentation "A Night in Old San Antonio") There was a huge Mexican buffet. HOT and HUMID  -93 degress- even when leaving close to 10pm) We were all very thankful to have air-conditioned motor coach to take us to and from La Villita. I took lots pictures and a couple of videos........ I hope you enjoy them. 


Great handmade Mexican food made right in front of us.......  homemade GREAT!1






Music - lots of  great music of all kinds. Here we have couples two stepping while others are doing a line dance.............  so much fun.




















 Josh Taylor (President of FGS and our Spring Seminar 2015 presenter)  was declared the Mayor of  La Villita.



















Another great gift - I could have used this starting last Tuesday when I arrived.....  a great fan and then it folds up into its own case and fits in your pocket or purse. Thank You. 


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Just too much to share with you but you get the idea. This last video is of the dancers and 3 people out of the audience. They had a lot of fun and so did we.  

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