Thursday, August 27, 2009

Twittering the Salt Lake Family History Expo

WAHOO!! Tomorrow, Aug 28th is the start of the two day Family History Expo in Salt Lake and I will be attending. I am listed amongst several Bloggers of Honor. Bloggers will be posting on their blogs while attending the conference. I'm not sure if I will get around to articles while I'm there, they take time to compose - BUT, I will be twittering the conference.

Twitter is a short message service that allows users to send short text messages of up to 140 characters in length from their cell phones and laptop computers. (Of course you can use it from your desktop computer at home too!)

I will be twittering my experience while attending 13 different classes at the conference, plus from the banquet on Friday evening. There are over 100 classes offered at the FH Expo and 13 bloggers twittering.

Here's the lineup:

Holly T. Hansen: Blog, Twitter

Anastasia Tyler: Blog

The Ancestry Insider: Blog, Twitter

Arlene H. Eakle: Blog, Twitter

Gena Philibert Ortega: Blog, WVR Blog, Twitter, and WVR Twitter.

Jean Wilcox Hibben: Blog

Lee R. Drew: FamHist Blog and Lineage Keeper Blog, Twitter

Lisa Alzo: Blog, Twitter

Lisa Louise Cooke: Blog, Twitter

Renee Huskey: Blog, Twitter

Renee Zamora: Blog, Twitter

Family History Expos will be tweeting live from the expo you can follow at @FHExpos.

While you can follow people individually on Twitter you can also search on the expo hashtag #FHX09-SLC (a Twitter account is not required to search). Simply go to and search for #FHX09-SLC

All attendees are invited to use Twitter to communicate highlights of the Expo activities, share photos, and link to blog posts. Non-attendees are invited to make comments and ask questions via Twitter, someone will respond (be sure to include the above mentioned hashtag so we will see your comments).

Everyone attending is invited to stop by the Blogger Bistro and Twitter Café to ask questions, use one of our work stations to blog or tweet, you can also follow what is happening "live" on a 32" big-screen TV (located in exhibit hall).

Twittering live from a location is a new experience for me - I am way to excited! I hope I get some sleep tonight. ;)

See ya tomorrow, for tomorrow is always another genealogy day!


Bernard said...

I only wish they would do webcasts!

Donna Messerly said...

Hope you had a GREAT time at the Salt Lake Expo! Our next Family History Expo is in Redding, Calif. California, here we come! You'll find all the details online at

Here are just a few details:
California Family History Expo
Redding Convention Center
747 Auditorium Drive
Redding, California 96001
Ample free parking
Friday October 16th, 2009. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday October 17th, 2009. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
At the door registration begins at: 7 a.m. Friday & 7:30 a.m. Saturday