Can you believe that it is less than 5 months until the FGS and RootsTech Conferences. Actually 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days according to my countdown timer. That’s right folks, it’s not long, and we even have Christmas before that. So the time is guaranteed to fly by!
National Family History Month has been and gone already. And I got the feeling that it was gathering momentum as the month went one, with more events added throughout the course of the month. So I do hope that continues as a trend for next year, making 2015 even bigger and better.
Anyway Shauna Hicks compiled a list of 31 things to do for National Family History Month, but rather than follow her’s, not that there was anything wrong with it – I simply wanted to compile details of my OWN list of Family History Month activities.
I admit that some of these things I would probably have done anyway (National Family History Month or not) – others not. But as they
To finish up writing about the 5th Unlock the Past cruise I just wanted to write a few last thoughts on it all, as well as some thankyous.
The cruise itself went really, really well, as did the conference. In fact, it really was the best run conference of all of the genealogy cruises that I’ve been on (meaning the 1st, the 3rd and the 4th cruises). Sure there were two late room changes, but that wasn’t any real drama, as we were simply directed to the alternate room which was either on the same deck, or one deck up. And sure one shore tour was late returning which resulted in one talk having to be cancelled since the speaker was on the tour, but those who wanted to go Jackie’s talk on Family Historian caught up with her when she was available to chat in the Research Help Zone area.
Our visit to Honfleur in France on day 10 was our last stop before heading back to Tilbury in London the following morning. And while everyone was getting the “oh-no-the-cruise-is-nearly-over” blues, Unlock The Past weren’t quite done yet.
In my last post I did report on the day in Honfleur, and the talks we had in the afternoon. But what I didn’t include in that post was the wrap-up cocktail party.