Sunday, February 19, 2006

St. George Jamboree 2006

click to enlarge The Genealogy & Family Heritage Jamboree was held on Feb. 10th and 11th in St. George, Utah, and Genealogy Today attended (booths #120/119) for our second year. Pictured to the right is our booth (click on it to see an enlarged version of the photo)

This event was sponsored by My Ancestors Found’s very own Holly Hansen and Jenni Johnson. Holly was the Jamboree Chair, coordinating all aspects of the event during the past year. Jenni did massive amounts of work behind the scenes including the website, marketing collateral, the program, the 300+ page syllabus and so much more.

Dick Eastman (blog) wrote “My Ancestors, Inc. and the volunteers from the Washington County PAF User’s Group staged a first-class genealogy conference with lots of presentations from some of the leading genealogy experts of today. The vendors’ hall was full of exhibitors and often was full of attendees.”

Our own Betty Lindsay (editor of GenWeekly) handled the Genealogy Today booth, sharing the exciting developments on our site and all of the unique information we have available.

The funeral cards drew a LOT of interest. People were really intrigued. It set them to thinking about what kinds of things could be used as resource material, and it provided a great lead-in to talking about the other “unique” sources we have in the Family Tree Connection.

This show has really seen some great growth with over 1,000 people attending (although the Dixie Center estimated traffic at well over 2,000), and has become a great event to kick off the year’s conference schedule. If you’re not familiar with St. George, it’s in the southern part of Utah, and just a short drive from Las Vegas.

You can count on us being there in 2007! (Scheduled dates are Feb. 9th and 10th)

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