I must admit that this year's annual conference of the Federation of Genealogical Societies was a success. I never heard the final attendance count, but I am guessing it must have been about 1,500 attendees. Hundreds of presentations were made, new products were introduced, the Exhibits Hall was busy most of the time, the various luncheons went well, and the banquet was also a success.
The Roots Television crew was there with video cameras rolling much of the time. I have never seen this much video coverage of a U.S. genealogy conference before. I had the honor of hosting some of the videos and conducting interviews.
You can see a video of the opening ceremonies at http://www.rootstelevision.com/players/player_conferences.php?bctid=1137849532.
Several more videos of events and interviews will be released in the next few weeks. I plan to announce each one in this newsletter as it becomes available. I will also be writing articles in this newsletter about some of the other things that I saw at the conference.
You can see some pictures that I took in the Exhibits Hall at http://blog.eogn.com/photos/fgs_2007_exhibits_hall/.
Next year's FGS conference will be held in Philadelphia on September 3-6, 2008. If you are looking for a great place to spend a few days next year honing your genealogy skills, keep an eye on the FGS web site at http://www.fgs.org.