We've just returned from one of the most successful genealogy conferences ever in Provo, Utah where we gave away numerous prizes including an Acer Netbook computer. Congrats to our netbook winner - Christine Baird!
The highlight of the conference was our Thursday evening class where, for the first time ever, we demonstrated our highly-anticipated FamilySearch integration software. There were so many of you attending the class (over 300) that we had to move everyone to the big auditorium (thanks to Marlo of Heritage Collector Suite for switching rooms with us!). Although the software was not yet complete, I must admit it was fun to hear the applause and cheering as we showed how the software works. I'm really excited about it and cannot wait to start using it with my Legacy Family Tree database. We announced that within the next two weeks we would begin its certification process with FamilySearch and have the free update available to you before the end of the year (of course we hope it's much sooner than that but we're learning not to announce "soon" anymore :)).
Upcoming conferences. In the next two months, we will participate in some of the largest genealogy conferences in the country. If you're in the area, we hope you'll stop by and say hello.
Salt Lake Family History Expo, August 28-29, 2009, Sandy, Utah
This event, organized by our friends at FamilyHistoryExpos.com, will likely be one of the largest genealogy events in North America this year with over 100 classes presented by the industry's best. We are lucky to have one of the genealogy industry's most entertaining speakers, Beau Sharbrough, present two classes on how to use Legacy. Beau will present:
- Timelines and Citations: Digging Deeper in Legacy 7.0
- Research Guidance
Leonard Plaizier, assistant director of the multi-stake Family History Center in Bountiful, Utah, will also present two overview classes on Legacy Family Tree.
We will once again be giving away an Acer Netbook computer at the conference, so be sure to be present for Don R. Anderson's keynote address, "Learn the tech to trace your roots" Friday morning at 8:00am where the entry forms will be distributed. Your paid registration for the conference includes:
- Concessions and tables available in the Exhibit Hall for lunch
- Printed event program
- Name tag
- CD syllabus
- Goody Bag stuffed full of coupons, discount offers, information and free trials
- Lots of classes
- Much more
For more information, or to register, please visit http://www.fhexpos.com/events/upcoming.php?event_id=50.
FGS 2009 Annual Conference, September 2-5, 2009, Little Rock, Arkansas
Visit us in booths 319 and 418 for conference-special-pricing. We love these national conferences because we get to meet so many of our Legacy users. Bring along your suggestions and questions.
For more information, or to register, please visit http://fgs.org/2009conference/index.php.
Legacy Genealogy Cruise (6th annual), September 5-17, 2009, Mediterranean/Greece
All the other conferences are great, of course, but we cannot wait for this one. We've got a great group signed up, ready to see parts of the world I've only dreamed of visiting. On the sea days we'll have lots of genealogy/technology/Legacy classes and time to make lasting friendships with our Legacy users.
Our ports of call include Rome, Naples/Pompeii, Dubrovnik, Venice, Katakolon, Athens, Ephesus, and Istanbul.
In addition to bringing along my laptop and projector for the classes, I'll also be bringing my wife and 8-month-old daughter. I'm a bit nervous about the long plane ride to Spain with my baby, but it will be fun to "show her off".
For more information about our 2009 genealogy cruise, visit http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/CruiseInfo_2009med.asp.