Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wild & Wooly "Gone to Texas" FGS Conference -Glance at Exhibit Hall

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

Exhibit Hall opened this morning after the Opening Presentation.......... and they came, pouring in by the hundreds....... I walked around the whole hall first and then went back to certain tables. 

There are always contests and challenges, demo's and specials to think about. Here we go

Large area as you walk in on the right for the FGS area...........  this year they have a couple of large couches and several comfy chairs for people to relax in. 

 .........and here is Root Cellar SGS presentation for our September Meeting. Hope to see you all there.
This is a very good and reliable online backup system. Members who bring their laptops to the September Meeting will be able to upload the program and use it free for 3 months. Great Offer and Great Deal!!

Remember those days last year where a lot of you contributed to this digitizing project. Thank you for your generosity and support. YES they are still collecting .....  it is a large undertaking and one that costs quite a bit. They can always use your help once again. Think about it.  Preserve the Pension

There is a large area on the left as you walk into the Exhibit Hall devoted to FGS Societies. Lots of great material being offered and prizes too. Denise, and I had a table at the Society Day at the Jamboree in Burbank. Maybe we can do it again next year in Salt Lake City.........

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FGS and RootsTech Conferences 2015 "Connect Explore, Refresh" announced the dates Feb 11-14, 2015 in Salt Lake City.  Registration is open Friday August 29....... for more information:  FGS Conference  Early bird special for the next 10 days $139 plus a pass to RootsTech for under$40. - almost two for one conference

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See you tomorrow, Nite!

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