I am so glad that I had the opportunity to attend the banquet Friday night at the Expo. Dinner was excellent, the company was even better and the presentation outstanding. The evening started with bloggers seated among the tables sharing the “tech to trace your roots”. I had the good fortune of sitting with Lisa Louise Cooke, Bruce Buzbee and Thomas MacEntee. The live Genealogy Gems Podcast with Lisa Louise Cooke and her stage manager daughter Lacey Cooke was very entertaining. Podcast guests included Anastasia Tyler of Ancestry.com (recently featured on The Martha Stewart Show), Bruce Buzbee of Roots Magic – the new sponsor of Genealogy Gems Podcast, Gena Philibert Ortega, of Gena’s Genealogy Blog, and the witty and entertaining Thomas MacEntee. Anastasia shared what we should expect from Ancestry in 2010, talked about the new TV series Who Do You Think You Are? premiering March 5. Gena shared how easy it is to blog. She is the Genealogy Community Director for FamilyLink and the newsletter editor for WorldVitalRecords and manager GenealogyWise. Thomas MacEntee, blogger extrodiniare, with The Top 10 Genealogy Blog Myths. Check out Geneabloggers at Blogger, Twitter and Facebook.