Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Fashion and Genealogy Rubbed Elbows in Raleigh

This last week, the News & Observer published an article reporting on the recent National Genealogical Society conference in Raleigh, NC.

It seems what caught the Raleigh paper's attention most was not the genealogical education opportunities or exhibit hall vendors, but rather the very unusual mix of visitors at the Raleigh Convention Center. The Raleigh Fashion Week event was being held upstairs while genealogists gathered on the lower floors.

My friend and fellow board member at my local genealogy society, Dorothy Stanton, was quoted in the article when asked if she had noticed the fashion folks said, "I did see a lot of young people walking around that didn't look like they belonged to our group."

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