I had a great time this past weekend in Calgary, Alberta, attending the Alberta Family Histories Society Family Roots seminar. I made several presentations at the conference, as did Thomas MacEntee from Chicago and Lyn Meehan from Edmonton. I think the folks in the audience enjoyed the day. I know that I did!
You can read about the conference in the Alberta Family Histories Society Blog at http://afhs.ab.ca/blog/events/afhs-familyroots-event-a-success/
If you would like to see some pictures of the conference, take a look at Joan Miller's 28 photos at http://picasaweb.google.ca/afhsblog/AFHSFamilyRootsSeminarsWithDickEastmanThomasMacEnteeAndLynMeehan#. Click on any of the photos to see a larger picture.
The Society also held a dinner on Saturday evening at a restaurant at the Big Rock Brewery and a good crowd was in attendance. You can see pictures of the dinner at the same place: http://picasaweb.google.ca/afhsblog/AFHSFamilyRootsSeminarsWithDickEastmanThomasMacEnteeAndLynMeehan#
Joan Miller also played the part of a tour hostess on Friday and took the three presenters on a tour of Banff, including Bow Falls and Lake Louise. It was gorgeous scenery almost every step of the way, despite the frequent snow showers in the morning. Shortly after noon, the skies partially cleared and the sun peeked out intermittently. By mid-afternoon, we had twenty mile visibility and the high mountain peaks were a delight with their snow covered peaks. Actually, there was snow under our feet as well in Banff, although none by the time we got back to Calgary.
We stopped at the Bison Restaurant for lunch where I tried the Bison Chili. To say that it was "spicy" is an understatement! I had a warm glow from the stomach all afternoon, no overcoat required!
You can see pictures taken in Banff by Joan Miller of Thomas MacEntee, Lyn Meehan, and myself at: http://www.luxegen.ca/genealogy/it-is-not-his-fault/. Notice the snow flakes!
Sunday I jumped on a plane and flew to Salt Lake City, Utah, where I will be in several meetings this week. I also hope to spend a day or two at the Family History Library. Perhaps I'll also have time to write a newsletter article or two while I am here.