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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Make Plans to Attend the Colorado Family History Expo

Here is an update of the plans for the Family History Expo in Colorado Springs, Colorado on June 1-2, 2012 from Holly T. Hansen of Family History Expos, Inc.

The following is information about some of our speakers/exhibitors at our upcoming Colorado Family History Expo in Colorado Springs, CO on June 1-2, 2012. We will have an array of vendors with the latest tools and techniques to help in verifying your ancestors. We also have an agenda filled with speakers to help you move your research along. If you have not already registered, please click here to register for the Colorado Expo. If you have registered, please tell a friend and have them register too.
Google Hangouts - Connecting Genealogists with History Worldwide

Google+ is quickly becoming a go to place for genealogy. Never before has it been easier to connect, share, and record family history - gather for a genealogy society meeting - attend a genealogy conference - meet with a client - connect for the first time with a distant cousin - interview an elderly relative and much more.

Mark Olsen of MyHeritage.com and the creator of the longest Google Hangout which lasted 77 days will teach how to quickly connect with people from around the world to accomplish our genealogy purposes. Mark will teach how you can very quickly join a hangout in process or create your own. He will also teach how you can use this technology to gather your family or society together to teach, record and share experiences.

This and all of Mark's presentations will be broadcast live to the Google+ community and assuming a good internet connection will involve genealogists from around the globe.

Finding Your Ancestors on FamilySearch

Wouldn't it be great if FamilySearch.org could read your mind and find the exact information you need about your ancestor? Do you ever get frustrated when you put in your search terms and the results are not what you expect or want? As good as FamilySearch is at anticipating your needs, there are some things you can do to get better and more accurate results. Timothy Cross' presentation provides six expert tips for finding your ancestors on FamilySearch. Using these tips you may just find those elusive ancestors you've been searching for.

Help Us Make the Colorado Expo More Successful

You can help us make this event even more successful by sharing this information with friends, family, and your community. Click here for a PDF flyer that you can print and distribute to community centers, libraries, genealogical and family history societies, local grocery stores, restaurants, etc. to help insure the continued success of this marvelous Expo.  We appreciate your help and support.

Why Should You Attend One of Our Expos?

Following are some of the benefits for attending our Expos:
  • Class Handouts Syllabus includes more than 300 pages of research guidance.
  • Free online class offered by Genealogical Studies valued at $89.00
  • Download, view and study class handouts before the event so you can come prepared with questions.
  • FamilySearch developers, consultant training, and expert researchers from the Family History Library will be there teaching classes.
  • Ask-the-Pros booth where you can bring personal research and genealogical questions to discuss with our professional researchers $50 value.
  • Exhibit area filled with vendors who have unique products and services, family historians and genealogists love to learn about. (Our book vendor alone will have more than 400 titles to browse or purchase. Books selected based on expert knowledge by Leland K. Meitzler who really knows what people need to be successful.)
  • Speakers and vendors from throughout the United States, Canada, and Israel. A unique opportunity to increase skills and networking with other researchers.
  • Meet bloggers who will be talking about the event via twitter, blogs, and other social media.
  • Amazing door prizes each hour and grand prizes at the end of the Expo! People qualify to win prizes by attending classes (Grand prizes include a gift bag filled with FamilySearch specialty items, $900 in online classes offered by Genealogical Studies of Ontario, Canada; a professional research package valued at $500 offered by Arlene H. Eakle, PhD and more)

Get Your Room Reserved Now!

Crowne Plaza Colorado Springs
Run of the House - $99
Make your reservations early. Make your reservation online by clicking on the logo at left or call 888-233-9527.

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