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Today I will send the last weekly Plus Edition email message of the year. I thought it would be appropriate to look back at the high points and low points of the past year.
In fact, 2010 appears to have been an exciting year for all genealogists. Many new genealogy databases came online in the past twelve months; company mergers and acquisitions seemed to occur almost monthly; attendance at genealogy conferences was the highest I have seen in years; a major genealogy television show appeared on a leading network in the U.S.; and this newsletter continued to expand its readership. I'm delighted with the genealogy business, both in the U.S. and around the world! All was not perfect, however.
The most satisfying high point of 2010, at least to me, was the attendance at genealogy conferences. For years, I have written about the declining attendance at major conferences. I am not yet claiming that the trend has reversed, but I do see hopeful signs.
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