First of all, of the almost 80 people at the banquet, only five read the note on the banquet announcement page about deciphering the meaning of the Cyrillic script in the title of Thom Edlund’s keynote address title. Not that this surprises me. After all, I posted it so long ago, that someone had to remind me along the way as well. Still, the challenge was on – written thus:“Door Prizes: Thom Edlund’s closing keynote presentation is likely to both educate and entertain. But can anyone tell me what that Cyrillic script says? Figure it out, write it on the back of your banquet ticket, and you will be entered into a drawing for one of several great door prizes to be given out at the closing banquet.”
Congratulations to Judy Shappee and Kathe Richards for a successful translation. In the title, “Это Я?”- Genealogical Research and the Road to Self-Discovery, “Это Я?”, pronounced “eta ya”, means “This is me?” The winner of a certificate good for full registration to the 2014 workshop was Judy Shappee. Congrats Judy!
And a special thanks to Judy and Kathe as well as Vicki Orem, Lisa Dittmer, Nicole Schimke, and Dave Dowell for actually reading the website thoroughly enough to find this little gem of a challenge. I think I’ll create another one next year – that was fun!
And the rest of the door prize winners are:
Leslie Evanoff – winner of One Year World Explorer Membership to Ancestry.com
Anne Norris – winner of FamilyTree Maker 2012 software donated by Ancestry.com
Maria Eppich – winner of a $25 gift certificate from Family Chartmasters
Rick Tischler – winner of a certificate good for a four-night stay at the Plaza Hotel
Thanks to our door prize donors!
State Winners: This year FEEFHS was host to participants from 24 states and two Canadian provinces. The first to register from each state or province (speakers, committee excluded) were announced at the banquet. Each will receive a certificate good for one digital FEEFHS journal from our archives. Congrats to all!