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Weekly Tip: Memorial Day

The holiday known as Decoration Day began after the Civil War. Decoration Day was first observed in 1868 to honor those who had died fighting in the Civil War. After World War I, Memorial Day became a day to honor all who had fallen as a result of war. One tradition that came out of Memorial Day was the wearing of red poppies. The wearing of poppies derived from a poem written by Lt. Col. John McCrea of the Canadian Army. He was a military doctor who was inspired to write the poem after watching... Read More →

Meet our Colorado Expo Bloggers of Honor!

No Family History Expo would be complete without our Bloggers of Honor.  Our Bloggers help provide countdown information about the Expo as well as keeping everyone updated on what’s happening during the Expo. Can’t attend the next Expo?  No problem, check out the postings of our Bloggers of Honor through their blogs, Twitter or Facebook.  You can follow all the latest news about Family History Expos through our Twitter hastag,  #fhexpo. Our Colorado Family History Expo Bloggers... Read More →

May 2010 Family History Expos Newsletter

Welcome to the May Family History Expos Newsletter! May has been a busy month for us at Family History Expos as we get ready for our summer Expos and the unveiling of our new website.  June will mark our Loveland,  Colorado Expo which features presentations from genealogical experts, an exhibit hall and a special event called Friday Night at the Movies with Family History Expos.  This special event will include a screening of  Forgotten Ellis Island by filmmaker Laurie Conway.  Join... Read More →

Weekly Tip: Finding your Ancestor’s Ethnic Origins

Are you unsure of your ancestor’s ethnic origin? If your ancestor was in the United States and you are trying to determine their ethnic origin, utilize cluster research techniques and search  the U.S. Federal Census for their neighbors.  It was not unusual for immigrants to settle in communities with other immigrants where they would have felt more comfortable.  These communities allowed them to be with old friends, practice their religion and interact with those who had a similar... Read More →

Carnival of African-American Genealogy: Remembering Prince Estabrook

by Christine Sharbrough, CG For this third edition of the Carnival of African-American Genealogy the theme is  They Served With Honor ~ In Memoriam, African-Americans In The Military 1914-1953. Military research can yield important genealogical information. Yet, many overlook this valuable resource. Have you researched military records for your African American ancestors? In your research, what did you find out about their service? If you have not done any research in military records, this CoAAG... Read More →

Haunting DVD Chronicles Darker Side of Ellis Island

Do you have Ellis Island ancestors?  Are you sure?  Although more than twelve million people came through Ellis Island while it was in operation – many were detained at the hospital there where they died or were deported.  Most had families waiting in the US who never knew what happened to their loved ones who never arrived to meet them. Take a walk down the actual halls of one of the most well-known institutions in United States immigration history with a forgotten and often dark... Read More →

Collaboration is Key!

At  Family History Expos (FHE), collaboration with genealogical, lineage, and historical societies as well as libraries, family history centers, and vendors is key to providing the best experience for our Expo attendees. From a conference planning perspective, our goal is to provide the best experience possible for our attendees to ensure that they have their questions answered and have the best possible learning and sharing experiences by putting them in contact with people who can help them.... Read More →