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Bring Your Questions to the Expo!

Do you have questions about your ancestors’ whereabouts? Or perhaps where he or she are buried? And do you have questions about where to go and look to find him/her? We have the answers (well, we have at least some of the answers) to help you with these questions at our upcoming Family History Expos.  Here in Washington our state society coined the phrase, “You won’t know if you don’t go!”  That advice holds true for you too. There are things to learn and answers... Read More →

Search Engines….. what are they?

Search Engines…… do you use one? how do you know? what do they do? how do they do it?  Wikipedia gives a super explanation of that combination of words: A web search engine is designed to search for information on the World Wide Web and FTP servers. The search results are generally presented in a list of results and are often called hits. The information may consist of web pages, images, information and other types of files. So a “search engine” is your personal Internet... Read More →

Call for Papers for the Northern California and Georgia Expos

We Want You!  For a Family History Expo! Call for Papers for the Northern California and Georgia Expos Looking for a chance to speak to an audience of family historians?  Have a topic you are passionate about? Want to share your knowledge? We are looking for speakers to present at our Northern California and Georgia Expos happening October 7-8, 2011 and November 11-12. 2011. Our Expo theme for 2011 is “Where Ol’ Dogs Learn New Tricks!” Expos feature excited presenters who... Read More →

Weekly Tip: 5 Tips to Get Your Genealogy Back on Track

By Gena Philibert Ortega Sometimes, genealogy can lose its luster. Like with any activity, a researcher may feel burned out after having faced brick walls, uncooperative relatives, little time to devote to research and lack of resources. This genealogical burnout doesn’t have to mean the end of your being your family’s historian. Rather it can be a signal that it’s time to try something new to bring the excitement back to your research. 1. Reevaluate your Genealogical Goals Sometimes... Read More →

Meet Me In….. North Platte, Rapid City or Sheridan

There is more going on in Rapid City, South Dakota, to cause you to visit than just seeing Mt.Rushmore (although that monument is well worth the visit). There is going to be a Family History Expo in Rapid City on June 18th! To learn more about this learning opportunity, click to and then click EXPOS. There you’ll learn what the vendors will be there, what speakers and presentations will happen and all the registration information. If you live within a comfortable... Read More →

May 2011 Family History Expos Newsletter

Greetings from Family History Expos! The spirit of family history is alive and well and we are thrilled to announce the addition of several new Expos this year. We are listening to your requests to bring an Expo a bit closer to those who are more than 300 miles from an existing one. We are creating a circuit of Expos in conjunction with each main event. The first in a series of one day Expos includes – North Platte, Nebraska; Rapid City, South Dakota; and Sheridan, Wyoming; coming... Read More →

Webinars, Smebinars……… Why Me?

By Donna Potter Phillips Webinars are a fact of life these days……… they were created and established to fulfill a need that genealogists had to learn more, to learn how, to learn where and to learn why. Webinars are online presentations that come to you right on your own computer….. all you need is a high-speed Internet connection and speakers and you’re good to go. So how do you find out about these webinars? Thomas MacEntee has created a website that is an announcement-of-upcoming-Webinars... Read More →

Family History Expos Announces New Events for 2011!

Monday, May 02, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information: Holly T. Hansen, President 801-829-3295 Family History Expos Announces New Events for 2011! First in a series announced for June The spirit of family history is alive and well. Family History Expos rises to the challenge to reach out to more individuals seeking expert assistance by setting up more events in more cities, bringing education closer to home for both the curious and experienced family history seeker.... Read More →

Go Digital! says the National Archives

Few months ago I got a Civil-War-soldiers-picture-postcard from our National Archives announcing a new service:  “Enjoy the convenience of ordering National Archives documents online. Pay the same as you do for paper copies and get your digitized documents faster!”  With this year having a strong emphasis on the Civil War and many of us wanting to order a Civil War file, then we might ought to consider doing it all online. Just click to and have your credit... Read More →