Tonight was a first: the first LIVE episode of The Genealogy Gems Podcast. Presented at the Family History Expo Banquet in Mesa, AZ tonight, this episode was a joy to do! (above: Bruce Buzbee, me, Amy Urman a listener and helper extraordinaire, and Thomas MacEntee.)
My guests were:
- Genealogy Blogger Gena Philibert Ortega
- Thomas MacEntee founder of the Geneablogger.com website
- and Anastasia Tyler of Ancestry.com
The audience was enthusiast and didn't seem to need much prompting at all from Stage Manager Lacey Cooke (my daughter and stand in host occasionally on the show, below) and her applause sign!
Lacey kept it together, juggling multi media, audience questions, and the technical side of things. She's amazing, and I would say that even if I wasn't her mom!
And if you weren't there tonight you missed Thomas MacEntee's show stopping entrance as he distributed his famous "blogger beads" to the audience in Rip Taylor fashion and then joined me on stage to cover the Top 10 Genealogy Blogging Myths. He was FAB!
All in all we family historians got together and just had a darn good time. Could this be the beginning of something new for Genealogy Gems?