|Crowne Plaza Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado|
More than 400 people attended this year's Expo at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Colorado Springs. We enjoyed a very upbeat opening address by Don Anderson, Senior Vice President of FamilySearch. Don discussed "the steady drumbeat of publishing by Family Search in the last two years". FamilySearch currently has 4 billion names on the site, has published 560.6 million images on the site, and has 1,164 collections online now. 400 million new records are published annually.
|James Tanner, teaching the Google class|
Another of my favorite speakers at this Expo was Tim Cross, Product Manager at FamilySearch. He gave a great tour of all the new features at FamilySearch.org, which are quite abundant.
|Timothy G. Cross, Product Manager, FamilySearch|
Here are random photos that I captured throughout the Expo.
|The view from our hotel room. Pretty inviting, huh?|
|The "browsers" and buyers at the Family Roots Publishing area.|
|Family History Expo President, Holly Hansen at right.|
|My husband Larry Jamison at left visiting with an Expo attendee.|
|FamilySearch staff assisted people with research throughout all the Expo hours.|
|Time out for a good relaxing massage by the staff of Heuser Chiropractic in Colorado Springs.|
|A rare moment of rest for Expo Blogger and Speaker Ruby Coleman.|
|Genealogy Wall Charts had a very large display of their chart offerings.|
|My friends Judy Buchholz and Lureen Orchard, 2 of the 16 attendees from Canon City.|
|Carol Cooke Darrow, visiting with her class prior to the start of her presentation on the Naturalization Process.|
|Ken and Lureen Orchard, Co-Directors of the Canon City Family History Center, with my husband Larry C. Jamison|