The first day of the Midwest Family History Expo has ended. It ran from registration beginning at 1:00 p.m until the exhibit hall closed at 9:00 p.m. And, of course, it's been great!
Holly Hansen opened the event and made everyone feel welcome. Ruby Coleman did a fine job of sharing how she became involved in family history at the tender age of nine years old. She told stories from her own life and research in a way that could be related to all of us who attended. Oh! The beginning was a good omen.
Hundreds of super friendly folks have come from all over the Midwest, some from further, to feed their habit, or learn a new one. More than once, I've watched as one guest recognized another and gleefully exchanged greetings and/or hugs. This is a happy place to spend two days!
The exhibitors are distributed throughout the venue; in halls, rooms and in the lobby. The displays of their wares are inviting, and more than a little tempting. There is pleasant chatter and serious discussion. The whole air of the event is exhilarating and refreshing.
I'm looking forward to Day Two!
It was great to see you again and everyone enjoyed your assistance with their research questions. I love how you share too. Thanks!ReplyDelete