RootsTech 2017 – A Few Words From the Autograph Book

Wherever I went during RootsTech 2017 (and even the few days prior), I made sure I had my autograph book with me. Putting it simply you just never know who you’ll meet, where. And that proved very true. I tried to make the most of my opportunities.

I had such fun meeting people and asking if they’d like to sign my book. And surprisingly not a single person refused. All up I had 95 people from 11 different countries sign my book (Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, England, Ireland, Israel, Norway, France, Germany and Poland) which is awesome.

And there’s so many beautiful comments that people have written, I wanted to share a few of them with you. Note for privacy reasons I have chosen not to include the names of those who wrote them.

Thankyou for your wonderful friendship.

Hope you are enjoying America and Utah. have fun hunting for your ancestors.

Thrilled to have a visitor from so far.

Thanks for making our day brighter.

I always enjoy spending time with you, so this is a bonus. Have a wonderful RootsTech.

Do you know the difference between inlaws and outlaws? Outlaws are wanted!

We live as long as long as we are remembered – keep on remembering those ancestors!

We’ll have to stop meeting like this – people will talk!

Alona, so great to meet you. Looking forward to many more fun adventures here @ RootsTech 2017.

To my genimate, Alona. So thrilled to be sharing the RootsTech experience with you once more. Happy ancestor hunting.

I wish you the very best in your genealogy work – you’re quite the beautiful, energetic, friendly & vivacious personality.

It’s so great that RootsTech brings us together from all over the world.

I’m sooooooo thrilled we’re finally able to meet in person – this was a long time coming!

To Alona, one of my favourite people, from one of my favourite countries.

To Alona, so great to see you again! Face time is wonderful but it’s nice to see people in real time.

Alona, Always a ray of sunshine!

Here’s to the Aussie’s taking over RootsTech 2017!

Thanks for all you do for genealogy.

It was great to meet you in person! Safe travels & wishes for making more discoveries.

So great to meet a fellow blogger!

To the most vibrant Aussie I know!

Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou to everyone who wrote in my book. I have a whole book of lovely messages like those above. This is such a book of memories, and one that can’t be replaced, so it’s a true treasure for me.

So whenever I get back to RootsTech again (whenever that may be), I guarantee that I’ll be bringing my autograph book again.

4 Responses to “RootsTech 2017 – A Few Words From the Autograph Book”

  1. Hilary Gadsby says:

    If you are there next year I’ll be happy to write something in your book. I will have to bring my own book with me next year.
    I have in my possession one that my aunt had which is a great thing to have as the autographs were family and friends.

    • Alona says:

      I don’t think I’ll be back next year Hilary, but I do hope we’ll catch up again sometime. And I would love for you to sign my autograph book then.

      • Hilary Gadsby says:

        I believe I signed it in 2015 when we met. Maybe I will catch up with you here in the UK. I think you have been to my hometown of Southampton as UNLOCK THE PAST cruised from there. If you ever do another one in the UK or are over her for something else we may catch up.

  2. crissouli says:


    Thank you, Chris

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