26Jan/114The very bottom picture is their daughter. The one up and to the right is Karin. The one next to it is her mom. The one above Karin is her grandmother and the one next to that is Karin's great-grandmother. It isn't very often that you see 5 generation photos like this, especially when they are all wedding photos. Now, the part that I think is the most amazing is the fact that in all of the photos, all the women are wearing the same necklace!
At the NGS Conference there were the typical exhibitors that you see at every genealogy conference - Ancestry.com, Footnote.com, WorldVitalRecords.com, FamilySearch, etc. but there were also a few new companies/associations I have never seen before or that I think are so cool that I want to feature.
"Geneartogy - the name itself is a contaction of Genealogy and Art and that's what we do". I first came to know of Geneartogy back in January when I was at the Mesa Family History Expo. I found the concept of their designs so intriguing and very creative. I love seeing creative ways to display our family histories and this is one of my favorite ways of displaying it I have seen. Geneartogy allows people to create their own customized family tree for display in their homes. Your projects are created on either canvas or watercolor paper. Geneartogy also frames your project and ships them directly to your home.
To learn more about Geneartogy and their products, click on the link below.
Last weekend was great to be able to go to the St. George Family History Expo and attend all the great classes, see friends, and meet new people.
All of the classes were great with many new things on the horizon. One great thing about these conferences is that those who haven't done genealogy in a long time remember the fun you have when searching for your family, and even better is when there are those who get bit by the genealogy bug!
After lunch on Saturday I skipped class so I could catch up on a little tweeting and so I could go around the exhibit hall and talk with some of the vendors without the mad rush of people in between classes. As I was walking around I met one of the vendors, April, who has her own business, Digital Scrapbook Memories, selling digital scrapbook graphics. I knew my mom would be interested in stuff like that so I stopped by to see exactly what is was all about.
As I started talking with April she started asking me how I got involved with genealogy and what is was that sparked my interest. Many people ask me that when they first meet me at places like one of these conferences because I am so young and you rarely see someone my age doing genealogy. April and I talked for quite a while about different aspects of genealogy and she was asking me a lot of questions. It was so fun to help answer these questions for her. I love helping others learn about genealogy and how to get started.
I think our conversation really sparked that interest for her and now she seems to be infected like the rest of us! I love it when new people get involved with genealogy because it expands that social network of people to help each other solve our brick walls and make new friendships. I am so glad I stopped by her booth and talked with her. She seems like she has so much enthusiasm and that makes me even more excited to help other people get started on their genealogy.
Go check out April's blog and what she had to say about the conference. I think you too will be able to see the excitement she now has to start digging into her roots and find those ancestors who have been waiting for someone like her to research the past. April's blog address is http://apriloaks.blogspot.com/.