Originally Posted by pedroeibar1
Maurice Gleeson’s lectures always are very worthwhile (i.e. understandable!).
Losing the Genetic Genealogy lectures will be a considerable disincentive for the more dedicated geno attendees at BTOP. Not much point in going just to see a few stands - only the 60+ people on the free pass will bother to put their heads in - why bother if you have a sub to FMP or Ancestry?
The Irish Genealogical Research Society always has a Genetic-themed lecture in the autumn - that would be very worthwhile for those interested in genetic genealogy and entry is open to non-members. Keep us posted please.
Lectures were great but held in a too-small, stuffy room and next-to impossible to see slide presentations. But even that was an improvement from when they were held in partitioned-off sections of the main floor where presenters tried to be heard over noise from outside.