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Salt Lake Family History Expo – Blogger Recap

* We had such a great time at the Salt Lake Family History Expo! There’s nothing better than sharing genealogy education and fun with friends. * Several attendees and Bloggers of Honor chronicled their own Expo adventures on their blogs. * A. C. Ivory of Find My Ancestor did triple duty at the Salt Lake Family History Expo as Blogger of Honor, speaker and exhibitor for the Utah Genealogical Association. Sandy Family History Expo is Underway! * Blogger of Honor Renee Zamora of Renee’s... Read More →

Sponsor Spotlight: Flip-Pal

* * * Family History Expos is pleased to have the makers of the Flip-Pal mobile scanner as sponsors of the Salt Lake Family History Expo. * The Flip-Pal crew is so excited to meet everyone at the Expo that they created a special informative web page just for attendees. Check out the Flip-Pal video demo and register to win a SD memory card. * Representatives from Flip-Pal will be on hand in booth #505 to answer questions and provide demonstrations of their mobile scanners. * You can follow Flip-Pal... Read More →

Family History Expo Brings Past to Life

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information: Holly T. Hansen, President 801-829-3295 “We’re here to embrace the future of history.” –Holly T. Hansen Family History Expos Founder, President Family History Expo Brings Past to Life Aug. 27-28, 2010 SALT LAKE CITY, UT— The 2010 Salt Lake Family History Expo, Aug. 27-28, will help bring the past to life with educational workshops, speakers, and exhibitors committed to teaching the art of family... Read More →

Sponsor Spotlight: Ancestral Quest

* Family History Expos is pleased to have Ancestral Questâ„¢ as a sponsor of the 2010 Salt Lake Family History Expo. They are the makers of the award-winning Ancestral Questâ„¢ Family Tree software used by genealogists with all levels of experience. * Speakers from Ancestral Questâ„¢ are leading two sessions at the Salt Lake Family History Expo that may be of interested to FamilySearch and PAF users: * Friday, August 27 * FamilySearch made easy with Ancestral Quest, Gaylon Findlay,... Read More →

Weekly Tip: School Days

School records can provide a glimpse into our ancestor’s younger days.  There are many different kinds of records out there and your ability to access them depends on your ancestor’s locality and what has been made available to researchers. To learn more about what types of records might be available, consult The Source’s chapter on Business, Institution and Organization Records. You can read The Source through the Ancestry Wiki. When searching the Family History Library Catalog,... Read More →

Sponsor Spotlight: Limited Edition Publishers

Family History Expos is pleased to have Limited Edition Publishers as a sponsor of the 2010 Salt Lake Family History Expo. They are a full-service publisher dedicated to producing handcrafted books (both hard and softcover) ideal for your family history needs. * Speakers from Limited Edition Publishers will be conducting the following sessions at the Expo: * Friday, August 27 * Digital Photography for the Family Historian, 3:00 p.m. * Saturday, August 28 * Social Networking for the Genealogist,... Read More →

Meet the Bloggers of Honor for the Salt Lake Expo

* We are pleased to announce the Bloggers of Honor for the Salt Lake Family History Expo, August 27-28, 2010. * Our Bloggers of Honor provide information and updates about the Expo to members of the genealogy community. They help us make each Expo a virtual event by sharing on Twitter, Facebook and blogs about the sessions, Expo news, exhibitors and more. If you’re attending the Expo, stop by the Beacon of Bloggers in the Exhibit Hall and meet our Bloggers of Honor. They’re a great group! * Salt... Read More →

Weekly Tip: Smile for the Camera: Your Ancestor’s Yearbook

Probably due to the mistaken notion that they are of a more recent origin, yearbooks are often the neglected wallflower of the genealogy world. Nothing could be further from the truth. According to yearbook publisher, Lifetouch Publishing, yearbooks have been around since the 1600s when students acquired books filled with school memorabilia and hand written notes. The first use of the term “yearbook” was in the 1700s. By 1880, yearbooks, often called “senior books” or “annuals”... Read More →

Thomas Jay Kemp: Keynote Speaker at the Salt Lake Family History Expo

Family History Expos is pleased to have Thomas Jay Kemp give the Keynote Address at the upcoming Salt Lake Family History Expo! You may know him best as the familiar face behind NewsBank, inc., which includes GenealogyBank. Kemp has also been working as a genealogy and local history librarian for over 45 years. Recently, he received the prestigious RUSA/GPC lifetime achievement award from the American Library Association. He was recognized for his decades of genealogy librarianship and numerous... Read More →

2010 Midwest Family History Expo – Bloggers’ Recap

* The 2010 Midwest Family History Expo was a rousing success! We’d like to thank our attendees, speakers and exhibitors for being a part of it. If you weren’t able to get to Kansas City this time, don’t worry. Several bloggers captured their experiences and memories to share with others. * Blogger of Honor Susan Petersen of Long Lost offers up reflections on attending her first major genealogy conference. We’re glad that Family History Expos could be a part... Read More →