Welcome to Congress

Registration completed, bags collected and blogger beads have been donned.

The crowds gathered and the conversations began…in fact the bus to the Australian War Memorial for the welcome did sound like a flock of happy lorikeets settling into the gum tree for the evening <smile>.

The buzz didn’t cease as we entered the hall dominated by famous Lancaster G for George. Here’s just some of the happy delegates, meeting each other, renewing old friendships and making new ones.

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June Tomlinson from the GSNT meets some of the geneabloggers: Jenny, Jill, Fran, and Kerry

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The Irish “push” Cheryl Mongan, Richard Reid, and Perry McIntyre with fellow speaker Shauna Hicks (2nd right)

 

Gail (NT), Judy (Qld) and Jill (NSW)

Gail (NT), Judy (Qld) and Jill (NSW)

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Roger Kershaw from the UK is back in Oz chatting to Anne Burrows.

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June Tomlnson (GSNT) chatting to Paul Milner.

 

 

Canberra turned on a magnificent clear day yesterday for its visitors …though that wind was a touch chilly for those from northern climes.┬áThis morning is another beautiful day with open skies and sunshine as we look forward to hearing some wonderful speakers.