COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. ???¦?? Celebrating Family History, a brand new Family History Expos sister company, will debut its product line at the Colorado Family History Expo, Aug. 2 and 3. Colorado Springs Hotel Elegante, 2886 South Circle Drive, will host the two-day expo.
???¦?I get so excited just thinking about it,???¦? Holly T. Hansen, founder and president of both companies said. ???¦?Celebrating Family History offers individuals the opportunity to serve others and assist individuals and groups with their family history research.???¦?
The new company offers a product line of your activities, artful displays, educational tools, and software to further families???¦?? interest in genealogy and family history research. It also affords individuals the opportunity to establish their own businesses by direct marketing products to friends, family members, and at hosted in-home parties.
???¦?Family history heals on so many levels. It brings great joy to the aged. It brings excitement to the researcher as each new layer of family is discovered. It helps each of us gain a better understanding of who we are and how we got to where we are today,???¦? Hansen said. ???¦?Family history is the reason I am who I am and the reason I love to share the joy of research with everyone I can.???¦?
Keynote Speaker James L. Tanner Opens the Show
Keynote speaker James L. Tanner will open the Colorado Expo at 1 p.m. on Friday. Tanner will share wisdom from his 30 years of experience as a genealogical researcher. A trial attorney of 37 years, Tanner has a bachelor???¦??s degree in Spanish and a master???¦??s degree in linguistics from the University of Utah. He obtained his juris doctor (J.D.) degree in law from Arizona State University.
Tanner wrote, The Guide to FamilySearch Online. He is an avid blogger and his genealogy blog, Genealogy’s Star is ranked as a top genealogy blog in the United States.
Many lectures and workshops will be offered to paid participants over the course of the expo. The public is invited to tour the exhibition hall at no charge where exhibitors will have hands-on demonstrations, displays and family history-related items for sale.
Learn from the Best
Lively discussions and in-depth learning takes place in expo workshops such as Bradley Monson???¦??s, ???¦?Top Ten Fishin’ Hole – Reel in the Big One with GOOGLE.???¦? Another popular workshop is Ruby Coleman???¦??s, ???¦?Genealogy on a Shoe String Budget???¦? for beginners.
At the Colorado Family History Expo Scandinavian research will be the focus of presentations by Ruth Ellen Manness and Kathy Meade. Manness will hold three workshops titled, ???¦?Is It ???¦??sen or ???¦??sson or Lien or Str????m? Scandinavian Naming Patterns & Lifestyles,???¦? ???¦?Effective Use of Scandinavian Gazetteeres: 10+ Sources to Use,???¦? and ???¦?Using Danish Military Records To Find Your Ancestors.???¦?
Meade will also facilitate three workshops including ???¦?Swedish Genealogy in a Computer World,???¦? ???¦?Research Your Swedish Heritage in Living Color Using ArkivDigital,???¦? and ???¦?Learn How to Research the Swedish Estate Inventory Records.???¦?
Researchers of all levels will enjoy Carol Cooke Darrow???¦??s, ???¦?Finding People in the 20th Century (1900s) Using Newspapers, City Directories, and Social Media???¦?; or Tom Underhill???¦??s, ???¦?10 Techniques to Shoot ???¦??Picture Perfect???¦?? with Your Cell Phone’s Digital Camera.???¦?
Gayle Gresham will offer a workshop to experienced genealogists called, ???¦?Fishing for Details? 10 Tips for Using Local History Books in Your Genealogy.???¦?
For a complete list of topics and professional lecturer???¦??s visit www.FamilyHistoryExpos.com.
Family History Expos is Throwing Its Own 10th Birthday by Giving Presents
Family History Expos is celebrating ten years of teaching the techniques and technology to trace family roots. Hansen will close the show on Saturday at 4 p.m. by giving away 10 grand prizes.
???¦?These are some really great prizes,???¦? Hansen said. ???¦?We have worked really hard with the cooperation of many of our great sponsors and exhibitors, to come up with meaningful, fun, and valuable prizes.
Register Early, Space is Limited
To register for workshops and classes at the Colorado Family History Expo visit www.FamilyHistoryExpos.com or call 801-829-3295.
The pre-registration fee is $79. Attend one day of classes for only $55. At-the-door registrations are welcome for $99. Those who register online will have access to handouts and class syllabi before the event.
Family History Expos, Inc. is a Utah-based company headquartered in Croydon, Utah. FHE has been holding successful events throughout the United States, teaching thousands to learn the art of and experience the spirit of family history research, since 2003. Twitter hashtag: #fhexpo