By the time you read these words, I should be winging across the Atlantic to London. I will be attending the 2005 Family History Fair in London.
I have attended this fair several times in the past and have always enjoyed it. This event is about double the size of the largest genealogy conferences in the U.S. The Family History Fair also seems to be a much more "lively" than the U.S. events, with the vendors' hall always a beehive of activity and a rather high noise level.
You can read my recent article about the Family History Fair in London at http://eogn.typepad.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2005/04/2005_family_his.html. The online brochure of the Family History Fair can be found at http://www.sog.org.uk/events/pdf/show2005.pdf.
Depending upon the whims of the computer gods and the hotel's high speed wireless Internet access, I plan on posting articles from the conference to this newsletter's web site. I will be writing about anything new that I have seen as well as a report of the successes and any possible failures at the conference. In addition, I will be packing a digital camera and hope to post a few pictures here as well. If you cannot attend the conference in person, I hope to give you somewhat of a "flavor" of what transpired in your absence.
If you are planning to attend, I'll see you in London!