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Early Bird Pricing Extended Until December 5th

How about a gift for yourself this Holiday season? You still have time to register for the Arizona Family History Expo in Mesa at the Early Bird Price of only $55.00. Think of it–two days of expert presentations, the vendor hall and networking with other genealogists for only $55.00. But hurry!  This low price ends on December 5th. Register today!  Read More →

Leaving the United States, A Case Study: American Confederates to Brazil

By Gena Philibert Ortega There’s no doubt that the history of the United States of America is one of immigration. We are a great melting pot with people from all walks of life coming to this country, some against their will. But in some cases people have also left this country to settle in another. War can do many things to a person. War and its aftermath, especially in the case where the person was supporting the “wrong side” can cause a person to reconsider their home. This happened... Read More →

Weekly Tip: They Didn’t All Get Here By Ship: Border Crossing Records

By Gena Philibert Ortega When we think of immigration we often start wondering about which port our ancestor used to enter the United States. But not everyone came to America by ship. Some walked or perhaps rode in an automobile over the border from Canada or Mexico. Even though they entered a different way, they still left a paper trail. What kind of information can you find on a border crossing record? In one Mexican Crossing record for a family member, I was able to see which family members... Read More →

Atlanta Family History Expo Bloggers’ Recap

* Our first Atlanta Family History Expo was a huge success! We want to thank everyone who helped to make it so, including attendees, exhibitors, and speakers. Several bloggers shared their experiences at the Expo. We’ve collected them here so you don’t miss a thing! * Bloggers of Honor * Valerie Craft is one of our local Bloggers of Honor, as well as the author of Begin with Craft. She rolled out the welcome mat to her hometown: Welcome to Gwinnett Atlanta Family History Expo: Day 1 Great... Read More →

Weekly Tip: How to Research Immigrant Ancestors: A Short Bibliography

By Gena Philibert Ortega Books Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships: A Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor’s Arrival Record. Orem, Utah: Ancestry, 2002. Eakle, Arlene H, and Linda E. Brinkerhoff. Tracing Immigrant Ancestors. Tremonton, UT: Genealogical Institute, 2002. Filby, P W, and Mary K. Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index: A Guide to Published Arrival Records of About 500,000 Passengers Who Came to the United States and Canada in the Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth... Read More →

Family History Expos November 2010 Newsletter

Can you believe it? It’s already November and we are approaching the Holiday season. We are also approaching the last Expo of 2010. It’s been a great year with Expos in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, California, Missouri and Atlanta. And we are getting ready for another great year of Expos in 2011. We have posted some dates for 2011 on our website and will continue to update our schedule in the months to come. See you at the Expo! ~.~.~.~.~.~.~. Announcements Join us in Atlanta! This... Read More →

Call for Exhibitors: 2011 Arizona and St. George Family History Expos

* Reserve your Booth Today for the Arizona & St. George  Family History Expos * Family History Expos is thrilled to invite you to participate in our 2011 events “Where ole’ dogs learn new tricks!” * Our first two events of the year are the Arizona Family History Expo, January 21-22, 2011 and the St. George Family History Expo, February 25-26, 2011. Just go to and follow the Expo link of your choice to reserve your booth space today! * We are excited... Read More →