The vacation in the mountains of New Hampshire was short, but sweet. I must admit that I love that area and often wonder why I ever moved away years ago.
Tonight I am in a hotel room in Fort Wayne, Indiana. There are no mountains here! I drove for hours today across flat land to reach Fort Wayne. Even so, it is a nice looking area. The FGS/ACPL 2007 Conference will open tomorrow at the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne and I plan to be there. I will write in this newsletter about a few of the things I see there and hopefully will also post a few pictures here as well.
This year's Federation of Genealogical Societies' annual conference is co-hosted by the Allen County Public Library, which contains the largest repository of genealogy information of any public library in the United States. The conference center is a short walk from the brand-new Allen County Public Library and I suspect that many genealogists will use this new facility.
The conference is shaping up to be a great one with probably 1,500 or more attendees. My primary area of interest is always the Exhibitors' Hall and I plan to be there most of the time when it is open. If you are at the conference, please stop by booth #321 and say "hello."
This newsletter's booth will be adjacent to the Footnote.com booth. Footnote is the company that just signed an agreement with the Allen County Public Library to digitize much of the library's genealogy holdings and to make them available online. You can stop by and talk about the new agreement and the other projects offered by Footnote.com.
Roots Television will also be at the conference and will be "broadcasting" video of the events in future weeks. You will be able to see interviews and other reports of things that happen at the conference. Roots Television has also hinted at a special "surprise guest" at the conference on Thursday for the one day only.
The Roots Television booth is directly across the aisle from this newsletter's booth. This is shaping up to be a great "neighborhood" in the Exhibitors' Hall!