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Immigration Family History Expo in Salt Lake City

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March 5, 2010

Immigration Family History Expo in Salt Lake City

Dear Family History Consultant:

We want to make you aware of a family history conference focused on immigration research occurring soon in Salt Lake City. You may find information at this conference beneficial in helping members find their ancestors.

The Immigration Family History Expo, hosted by Family History Expos, Inc., will be on Thursday, March 18, at the Historic Masonic Temple, 650 East South Temple Street in Salt Lake City. Registration begins at the door at 8 a.m., and the day’s sessions will begin at 8:30 a.m. The fee for attending this one-day event is $45 and includes lunch.

The expo will feature outstanding speakers throughout the day. World Trade Center Utah president and CEO Lew Cramer will join the center’s executive vice president and COO, Elizabeth Goryunova, in an opening keynote address. Cramer and Goryunova will focus on the importance of migration, immigration, and emigration today and in the future. The event will culminate with author, producer, and director Lorie Conway’s in-depth look into the history of immigration to America. Her presentation will include a special screening of Forgotten Ellis Island: The Extraordinary Story of America’s Immigrant Hospital.

Other notable speakers include:

• Brigham Young University Professor Fred E. Woods. Woods has held a Richard L. Evans Chair of Religious Understanding since 2005. Woods has also been a visiting professor at several universities and has lectured at many academic institutions in the United States and internationally. Professor Woods is the author or co-author of seven books and many articles, including three dozen on the topic of Mormon immigration and emigration in the 19th century.

• Arlene Eakle, PhD, president and founder of The Genealogical Institute, Inc. Eakle is a consultant, lecturer, author, and researcher specializing in the geographic areas of New York, southern U.S., British Isles, Switzerland, and parts of Germany.

• Kory L. Meyerink, MLS, AG, FUGA, vice president of ProGenealogists, Inc. in Salt Lake City. Meyerink has worked with Ancestry and the Family History Library. He is past president of the Utah Genealogical Association and founder of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Meyerink is a nationally known speaker, editor of Printed Sources: A Guide to Published Genealogical Records, and adjunct faculty for BYU and San Jose State University.

• Holly T. Hansen, Family History Expos, Inc. founder and president is a lifelong resident of Croydon, Utah. She has been a family history educator for more than 15 years. Although she sponsors elaborate genealogical events, she also enjoys helping people one-on-one as they learn how to make technology work for them. An author, lecturer, and editor, Hansen devotes time every day to education.

Exhibitors will be at the event to offer hands-on demonstrations and techniques as well as technology to help researchers trace their roots.

Immigration Expo details and the class schedule are available online at:

All questions should be directed to:
Family History
PO Box 187
Morgan, Utah 84050

Phone: 1-801-829-3295



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