Family History Expo in Colorado Springs, June 1-2

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Big changes in the way the public uses FamilySearch are in place and more are coming down the pike. Family Search Senior Vice President Don R. Anderson will open the Colorado Family History Expo with a presentation named, ??????Your Family History Starts Here.??????

The Colorado Family History Expo will be June 1-2 at the Crowne Plaza Colorado Springs. Anderson????????s keynote address begins Friday, 2 p.m. in the Crowne Plaza Ballroom. The public is invited to attend the keynote address free. The general public is also invited to tour the Family History Expo exhibit hall free. Classes and educational seminars are available throughout two days for a nominal fee. Expo hours are Friday, 1 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A genealogy organization established and maintained by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch consists of a collection of records, resources, and services designed to help people learn more about their family history. Anderson oversees FamilySearch Patron Services at the Family History Library.

??????We are just so lucky to be honored with Mr. Anderson????????s presence at this expo,?????? Family History Expos Founder and President Holly T. Hansen said. ??????FamilySearch supports us at every single event we hold throughout the nation and we????????re delighted to be able to help them educate people about the fabulous changes to FamilySearch this year.

Anderson????????s organization provides services in more than 12 languages from more than 110 countries worldwide. Anderson has traveled to more than 27 countries on five continents to ensure services are available to those around the world searching for their ancestors.

Notable genealogy and family history researchers throughout the nation will teach classes for students of all levels ???????? beginners to professionals. Joleen Aitchison will help get new family historians started with her class, ??????Let????????s Get Started.??????

Every researcher needs a little organization. Philipp M. Mayer will stress, ??????Organization is Everything.?????? Class members will learn tips and tricks to simplify and streamline the organization process.

Robert Larson will offer, ??????Ancestry.com Tips and Tricks for Genealogists and Family Historians.??????

For eight years Family History Expos has traveled throughout the United States holding similar events to encourage people to climb their family trees. Hansen said the company????????s new strategy includes offering their services to more family history enthusiasts than ever before at a more affordable price.

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies and FamilySearch have partnered with Family History Expos as major sponsors of every 2012 event to make the quest possible. Hansen said her company is responding to a soft economy by lowering attendance prices this year, ??????We know people are stretching their dollars as far as they can and we want everyone to get the information they need.??????

Hansen will close the Colorado event with a keynote address detailing her personal research magic. She will also pass out event awards and announce grand prize drawing winners.

The two-day pre-registration fee is $69 for this event. Participants can attend one day only for $59. Save money by registering early online or via telephone. Two-day registration at the door is $99. Register at www.familyhistoryexpos.com or call 801-829-3295 for telephone registration.

The exhibit hall will be filled with providers of tools and information designed to help researchers uncover their roots. Hands-on demonstrations tend to focus on the latest techniques and technology available to beginning and professional researchers to date.

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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

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