|The Lobby of the Masonic Lodge of Whittier|
Saturday I enjoyed spending the day with friends at a Family History Seminar put on by the Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS). It was my first seminar with this group, and the first time I'd ever seen the inside of the Whittier Masonic Lodge. (It was nice inside. I just noticed that they still have their Christmas wreaths up - see the above photo!)
|The social hall was full of displays from various groups|
Maybe that doesn't sound like a lot of fun to you, but, believe me, it's more entertaining than you'd think! I love the stories about how our ancestors just "want to be found" and how miracles sometimes happen when you're researching your family.
|I got the feeling that I and my friends were among the youngest people there!|
|Lisa and Danika|
|Jessica (right) and her family friend Suzie|
My young friend Jessica shared she is planning on serving an LDS mission later this year. You go, girl!
|The main hall was the site of the presentation|
|Geoff Rasmussen preparing for the Webinar|
|Our lecturer, Geoff Rasmussen|
From what I understand, he helped develop Legacy Family Tree software, and is now the host of the Legacy Family Tree Webinar Series. In addition, he has authored books, videos, and articles about Family History research.
Geoff told a funny story about meeting his wife - and eventually proposing to her - in the Family History Center in Utah. He was an engaging speaker, and provided lots of useful information about the challenges of family history research, and how to overcome them.
|WAGS had a large crowd attend, as they advertised through Legacy Family Tree|
This was an informative and fun way to spend a Saturday. Now I just need to do the work on my own family tree!
To see the free Webinar we watched being recorded, titled "Googling With Geoff", check out:
Googling With Geoff Webinar
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