Day two was another early start. There is no such thing as sleeping in at a conference.
The only lecture I attended on this day was the first one at 8 am. It was “Storing Your Tree in the Cloud: Online Management of your Data.” This is a topic that is still very new to me so the lecture was a good learning tool.
I spent the rest of the day wandering around the marketplace.
Findmypast.com had a booth there and I spoke with Brian Speckart who also shared a table with me at the FamilySearch blogger/media dinner. Brian told me that in the summer of 2012 there will be a subscription available that will include the findmypast websites from Ireland, the UK, Australia and the main .com website. The subscription will also include the British Newspaper Archive.
Brightsolid own findmypast and Scotlandspeople. I have used Scotlandspeople from the time it started and it is a wonderful website.
Ancestry and FamilySearch were very prominent in the marketplace. There were a lot of companies to help write, present and publish your family story. The usual associations and societies were in attendance.
The one thing that I miss from the modern marketplace is books. I love to use books and have a large reference library. I did get the fourth edition of John Grenham’s “Tracing Your Irish Ancestors.”
One down point was the absence of the Certificate of Irish Heritage booth. I was really looking forward to finding out more about them. I was not the only one because many people walked past our booth looking for them.
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