RootsTech – Day 2 The Fun Continues

RootsTech – Day 2 The Fun Continues

Day 2 of RootsTech fell on Friday the 13th, but it certainly didn’t bring any bad luck to attendees at RootsTech.

With a full day of talks that began at 8.00am and continued through until late afternoon, and the exhibit hall open from 10.00am until 7.00pm – today was the day to see, hear and do as much as you can (or as much as you feet let you)!

My day was pretty much a case of being at the stand when I could, and when others were there I went out and about to meet other exhibitors, and others I wanted to meet. During these times I made good use of my autograph book and my collection continues to grow. 😉

Here’s a few photos from the day …

the RootsMagic stand was always busy

RootsMagic at RootsTech 2015

the RootsMagic stand was always busy

four big names of the genie world together: Dick Eastman, Cyndi Ingle, Paul Milner and Alan Phillips

the girls from StoryWorth

the girls from StoryWorth

I know I’m using the word ‘AMAZING” a lot in these posts, but it is true. How else can you describe a genie event that not only has tens of thousands of attendees, hundreds of exhibitors, Big Ben, a Scottish pipe band, old shoes, karaoke and people in awesome vintage costumes just to name a few (other than Who Do You Think You Are? Live anyway) …

Big Ben even made an appearance at RootsTech

Big Ben even made an appearance at RootsTech

the Scottish Pipe Band

the Scottish Pipe Band

ye olde vintage costumes at RootsTech 2015

the costumes these people wore were AMAZING!

vintage costumes at RootsTeach 2015

I so want that dress, and the guy’s top hat!

who would have thought that old worn out shoes would ever be framed? But put the story with them, and it makes a wonderful heirloom

who would have thought that old worn out shoes would ever be framed? But put the story with them, and it makes a wonderful heirloom

And I finally got to meet THE Ian Tester. The one from Findmypast. I’ve known of him for some time, but have never met him until now, so that was very cool.  Both having the same surname, we were hoping to meet up, and we did. And you never know, one day we may find a connection to our families. At least they’re both in the same county.

Ian Tester from Findmypast, and Alona Tester From Gould Genealogy & History (and also Unlock the Past Cruises) at RootsTech 2015

Ian Tester from Findmypast, and Alona Tester From Gould Genealogy & History
(and also Unlock the Past Cruises)

Being from Australia is obviously an attraction for the Americans. I had two young guys who came up, one wanting to know if we wall spoke like the Crocodile Hunter and was crushed when I said we didn’t. They other wanted me to his version of Australian and see how he was doing. Actually he wasn’t too bad. Easy enough to tell that a Yank was doing an impression, but he was getting there.

So that takes us to the end of Day 2. There’s still Day 3 to come … surprising as it is, since I wasn’t sure that I would been be able to walk or stand anymore by the end of Day 2. So stay tuned.

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