Family History Expo to Be Held in St. George in February
Dear Family History Consultants, Center Directors, and Extraction Directors and Assistants,
You and members of your family history center as well as families in your ward may be interested in attending the upcoming St. George Family History Expo sponsored by Family History Expos (a private company). The expo will be held February 25–26, 2011, at the Dixie Center, 1835 Convention Center Drive, St. George, Utah.
Over 100 classes will be presented by more than 50 national and local speakers as well as staff from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and FamilySearch employees. With classes ranging from beginner to advanced topics, there is something for everyone. Many classes are dedicated to the latest techniques and technologies being used in genealogical research, as well as the most up-to-date information about different cultures being studied. You can review the class schedule atwww.fhexpos.com/expos/
Exhibitors from throughout the U.S. will teach about the latest products and services available in the industry. FamilySearch affiliated software vendors will also be on site and happy to help you test their products “hands on” with new.familysearch.org (FamilySearch Family Tree). Some of the products and services showcased will include genealogy magazines, hardware, software, wall charts, and research services. Representatives from various genealogical societies will also be on site.
There is no cost for attending the keynote address or visiting the exhibit hall. For those wishing to attend the classes, registration is $75 for both days ($65 if you preregister online) or $40 for a single day. For individuals wanting to attend a single class, the cost is $12 at the door. The following free classes will also be offered on Saturday for family history consultants, stake extraction directors and assistants, and priesthood leaders:
·“Family History Work, a Vital Resource in the Work of Salvation.” This class will discuss the newly released Leader’s Guide to Temple and Family History Work: To Turn the Hearts, as well as new approaches to involve the ward council.
·“Family History Centers and In-Person Assistance.” This class will discuss the evolving role of family history centers and how to integrate them more in family history research.
·“Research Resources and Branching Out.” This class goes over the latest developments in indexing, the research wiki, forums, and online training, and it discusses how these resources can best be utilized.
The St. George Family History Expo could be a great opportunity for the ward members you are working with to learn more about finding their ancestors. You may want to share information about the expo with them.
All general questions about the expo should be directed to: