I was a guest today at a Fabulous Family History Fair in Lindon, Utah. What fun it was to see hundreds of good people gathered and interested in preserving the histories of their family members. I loved being there, and loved the excitement in each classroom and in the gym shown below. At this “Heart-Turning Station,” young “medical” helpers were prepared and eager to help anyone needing help turning their hearts towards their ancestors. It was fun and exciting.
Even the children were involved. I walked in after a class had finished and saw these beautiful Play-Doh pedigree charts! Then in the next class room, a kind and animated Grandpa was telling children stories–not from a book, but from his own life! Imagine that! The kids were enthralled!
As you can see on the schedule above, there were classes all day long, on many topics and a room filled with vendors and information of all sorts.
I met Brian Moncur, the CTO of Billion Graves and had a good visit with him. They are doing some amazing work. See their website here: http://billiongraves.com/
One of the most exciting things today was seeing the younger participants leading the older, helping with technology and computer work, being interested themselves in learning more about Family History.