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Big Family History Expo Weekend coming in Albuquerque

The Albuquerque Family History Expo 2012 will be coming soon. The Expo is scheduled on Friday, April 13, 2012 beginning at 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday, April 14 beginning 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.

Don’t miss this exciting lineup of speakers and classes. Here is just a sample of the presenters. Take a moment and review the class schedule.

Opening Keynote is Bennett Greenspan

Bennett Greenspan : Family Tree DNA President and Chief Executive Officer. This life-long genealogist turned his favorite hobby into a full-time profession when he founded Family Tree DNA in 1999. Family Tree DNA has made a marked impression on the worlds of science and genealogy. This wildly successful commercial venture is a genetic genealogy company based in Houston, Texas. A partner laboratory, Arizona Research Labs, is housed at the University of Arizona. Family Tree DNA offers its customers analysis of YDNA, mtDNA, and autosomal DNA for genealogical purposes. The analyses are based on DNA samples collected with a cheek swab kit provided by Family Tree DNA.

Pre-Registration Entertainment is Douglas Alan Butts

Douglas Alan Butts : Owner of brings a wealth of fresh ideas and chart designs to the genealogy arena, inspiring both young and old. Continually dedicated to Genealogy, his diverse background includes 15 years consulting redesigning corporate financial systems for over 20 companies across the United States, some of which include Capital One, Marriott Corporation, and RR Donnelley in Chicago. He has also written papers and presented multiple national technical lectures. Doug received a B.S. in Finance from Weber State University.

Doug grew up preforming while juggling knives, fire, 8 balls, rings and riding Unicycles for the last 35 years.

Closing Keynote is Holly T. Hansen

Holly T. Hansen : President of Family History Expos, Inc. Through Family History Expos, Holly has helped thousands understand the techniques and technology to trace their roots in today’s ever-changing technological environment. She received a B.A. in History from Weber State University and continues to dedicate time to education on a daily basis. She is also an author, lecturer, former editor of Everton’s Genealogical Helper magazine, and editor of the 10th and 11th editions of the Handybook for Genealogists.

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