Monday, March 29, 2010

Report on Our Open House

The Conroe Family History Center Open House on Saturday was an exceptional day.  
We had a a great time.
 
There were many visitors and many people who are interested in how to start their genealogy as well as many who were looking to get through brick walls.



It was marvelous that we had someone for every need. There were constant discussions on how to and where to find information.

Some who said all their work was finished took the time to check their pedigrees.




 


The scrap booking expert was able to give many ideas.
 I love the way she made a special book for each of her grandparents.

The Director of the FHC was busy directing and taking pictures.  Ah ha I caught her.


Our guests the Montgomery County Library's  Genealogy Department Heads were a wonderful asset.  

We had a Family Search Indexing Arbitrator talk about how to give of your time to aid in opening more records to the public for free.


The speakers were exceptional.   They took time with each person who asked for their help.




 
Robert Vann shared a marvelous amount of information on how to track down the truth of "family rumors of Native American ancestry".




He also did some storytelling for the younger crowd.


Allen Peterson who published in the NGS Quarterly, helped many in understanding documentation and sourcing.


Louis Helleman (standing on the right)assisted many of our African American researchers in where to look and overcoming seeming brick walls because of Slavery.  He is very knowledgeable about resources.



We greatly appreciated all who helped and those who came to our "party", and those who provided the scrumptious snacks.

We will do it again.