Cool, yes? [Yeah. I remembered I could shoot video on my iPhone. Watch out world.]
And? I was also mentioned in the local paper. That's right. The hotel that I'm staying in had recently renovated their rooms. And the local paper interviewed guests to see how we liked it. Here's a link to the online version of the article: http://www.sj-r.com/business/x219207891/President-Lincoln-Hotel-seeks-that-wow-effect
And? For you numbers people: over 2000 attendees representing 48 states and 5 countries.
So, how popular is genealogy in Springfield, IL? Very popular.