Friday, July 30, 2010

Midwest Family History Expo - We're Here!

The Midwest Family History Expo is already off to a fantastic start! Folks from all over the Midwest are here to spend two full days learning about dozens of topics to help us hone our genealogy research skills.

The keynote speaker was Lori Cox-Paul, Director of Archival Operations at the National Archives in Kansas city. She shared a lot of information about the kinds of records that are available in Kansas City and the research assistance that can be provided by their volunteers. There are many online indexes on these record groups and I can hardly wait to check out my Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri ancestors and relatives!

The bloggers are also finding one another and gathering at the Beacon of Bloggers table in the exhibition hall. What fun to finally meet in person all of these great people whose blogs I've been reading and corresponding with for the last few months.

Lisa Alzo and Thomas MacEntee welcome Geneabloggers to the Midwest Family History Expo.

Dr. Bill Smith and Jenna Mills get together at the Bloggers table.

Diana Ritchie and yours truly - Born to Blog!

It's time to hit the exhibit hall! More to come. Wish some of the rest of our Geneablogger group was here, too!


  1. It appears that everyone is having a great time. I look forward to reading all about your adventure at the Expo!

  2. Looks like you're having a great time! Thanks for the update and photos!

  3. The pictures are great! Looking forward to hearing more :)