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Kaleidoscope of My Mind

The Kaleidoscope of My Mind

By Lorraine I. Quillon It may be the weather (rainy and gray). It may be the fact that it is Monday morning. It may be the demands of multiple pleas for attention that has my brain flitting from one subject to the other as I try to get my mental bearings. Whatever the cause, I’m definitely scattered as I begin this day, just like the fragmented images we see in those old-time kaleidoscopes some of us used to play with as children. As a family historian, I hope I am not alone in this malady. When... Read More →

Founding a Nation

Bounty Land Records

Bounty land records identify the earliest date of residence or arrival for ancestors. Bounty land records frequently supply other places of residence for them which leads you to additional places to search for them. These sources identify ancestors both military and non-military. Here are a few facts about bounty lands: Military bounty land was awarded in specific tracts or areas where boundaries were set by law The military man was required to describe his military service, dates, ranks, and commanding... Read More →

James Tanner

Ask-the-Pros — Why you should go to a Family History Retreat

For some time now, Family History Expos has been conducting Family History Retreats at various locations around the country. There are several planned for calendar year 2014. Here is the list of planned Retreats: Family History Retreat at the FamilySearch Library Salt Lake Plaza Hotel 122 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84010 April 7 – 12, 2014 Family History Retreat in Historic Nauvoo, Illinois Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites 1875 Mulholland Street, Nauvoo, ILlinois, 62354 April 23... Read More →

New Events for 2014

We would like to wish our readers a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 2013 has truly been a wonderful ‘Birthday Year’ for Family History Expos. Each of you have played a big part in the celebration. During the past ten years we have organized and executed literally hundreds of events. Personally, I (Holly) have listened to thousands of fascinating family history research and brick wall stories, thanks for sharing. I have also heard many people say, “I have been researching... Read More →

Attention Mesa and St. George Family History Expo Attendees

Family History Expos is supporting the RootsTech conference February 6-8, 2014. We are not holding our annual Expos in Mesa or St. George this coming year. We look forward to seeing you at RootsTech and some of our other events in 2014. This was not an easy decision for us to make. But we are excited to see the St. George and Mesa local Family History Centers creating amazing events to serve the research needs in their areas. We know it is time to serve new areas where there is a need for more educational... Read More →

Your Family History Starts in Duluth, Georgia

Georgia Family History Expo November 9-10, 2012 Alabama genealogy professional and author Robert S. Davis, M.Ed, MA  will reveal the “Secrets to Research in Georgia” at the Georgia Family History Expo Nov. 9-10 at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. Davis is director of the Genealogy Program of Wallace State Community College, Hanceville, Ala. The historian has more than 1,000 publications on records and research to his credit. He will kick off the Expo at 2 p.m. Friday in the Gwinnett... Read More →

Only a few days left for Early Bird Savings for Family History Expo in Kearney, Nebraska

Kearney is Mid-America 1733 miles from Boston and 1733 miles from San Francisco. Come join us for the Midwest Expo September 7-8, 2012.  We will see you at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Kearney, Nebraska. For a real pioneer adventure please join us for the pre-expo tour, September 6th, with Ronnie O’Brien as we discover the old California and Mormon Trails. We will also learn about Native American traditions for the area. We will not be traveling by horse back or in a covered wagon... Read More →

Albuquerque Family History Expo Features DNA Pioneers

Two of the nation’s top DNA experts will present at the Albuquerque Family History Expo in Albuquerque, New Mexico April 13-14 at the Crowne Plaza. Family Tree DNA President and Chief Executive Officer Bennett Greenspan will open the expo during a keynote speech at 2 p.m. Friday in the New Mexico Ballroom.  Angelo R. Cervantes, also a pioneer in DNA research, will present on the New Mexico DNA project at 1:10 p.m. on Saturday. Bennett Greenspan is an entrepreneur who has delighted in genealogy... Read More →

Houston Family History Expo Fast Approaching

Your Family History Starts in Houston Beginners to old-timers can get a Texas-sized jump on their family history April 6-7 at the Houston Family History Expo 2012. Opening keynote speaker Lisa Louise Cooke will fire up the crowd with great ways to get started and stay motivated to engage in family history during her opening address on Friday at 2 p.m. Register online, by telephone, or at the door. The Expo will take place at the Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport. Registration begins and exhibits... Read More →

Two More Bloggers of Honor for the Albuquerque Family History Expo

Bloggers George Geder and Valorie Elkins have also been selected as Bloggers of Honor for the Family History Expo to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 13th and 14th, 2012. George Geder, Geder Genealogy Genealogist, Restoration Specialist and Civil War Researcher: In addition to his Civil War research and re-enacting activities, George is a restoration specialist who specializes in retouching and restoring old... Read More →