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Colorado Family History Expo 2013

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Event Location Address

Hotel Elegante (formerly Crowne Plaza)
2886 South Circle Drive
Colorado Springs , Colorado 80906
719-576-5900

Click Here to view the Hotel Elegante (formerly Crowne Plaza) website.

Event Date/Time

August 2, 2013 12:00 PM - August 3, 2013 4:30 PM

Description and Highlights

"Come join us at the Colorado Expo and learn how to research your family history and extend your pedigree!"

Your syllabus handouts on CD are included with your registration fee. If you also want a printed copy of the handouts for note-taking at the Expo be sure to purchase it when you register for this event (if you have questions be sure to call us 801-829-3295).

We have worked with the hotel to offer box lunches this year to help avoid crowding during the meal breaks. Be sure to purchase yours during your registration for the event to ensure you have one waiting for you. We have also arranged for additional seating during the meal breaks please watch for signs.

Opening Keynote

James L. Tanner : Has a B.A. Degree in Spanish, an M.A. Degree in Linguistics from the University of Utah, and a J.D. Degree in Law from Arizona State University. He has 37 years experience as a trial attorney in Arizona. He also has over 30 years experience in genealogical research and is the author of The Guide to FamilySearch Online. He is an avid Blogger and his genealogy blog, Genealogy's Star is on of the top genealogy blogs in the US. He has been a presenter at a number of Expos and Conferences. He is the former owner of a retail computer business and Apple Macintosh software company. James is the social media coordinator at Family History Expos.

Closing Keynote

Holly T. Hansen : President, Family History Expos, Inc., Founder and CEO, Celebrating Family History, LLC. Holly has helped thousands understand the principles and strategies used to trace their roots in today's ever-changing technological environment. She received an Honors B.A. in History from Weber State University and continues to dedicate time to education on a daily basis. She is an author, lecturer, former editor of Everton's Genealogical Helper magazine, and editor of the 10th and 11th editions of the Handybook for Genealogists.

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2886 South Circle Drive  Colorado Springs Colorado 80906

Event Registration Fee

Event Lodging

  • Hotel Elegante (formerly Crowne Plaza)

    2886 South Circle Drive
    Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906

    Room - Single - $99.00

    A dedicated booking website has been created for you to make, modify and cancel your hotel reservations online, as well as take advantage of any room upgrades, amenities or other services offered by the hotel.  To book your hotel room online, please click the link below:

    https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=10574411&utm_source=65595&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=23174955

    If you prefer, reservations can also be made by calling 719-576-5900 and telling the reservationist that you are part of the Family History Expo attending a conference at the Crowne Plaza Colorado Springs.

    The cutoff date for making reservations is Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Following this cutoff date, reservations will be made on a space and rate available basis.

    The Crowne Plaza Colorado Springs is conveniently located off I-25 south of Colorado Springs.  There are restaurants on-site and they offer free parking and complimentary internet  in each room. Check-in is at 3:00pm and check-out is at 11:00am.  A complimentary cooked to order breakfast is included in the $99 rate as well as a nightly manager's reception!

Event Agenda

- Click on a class title to read the class description
- Click on a speaker name to read his or her bio
- Click on the down arrow icon to read the class handout (registeration is required to view handouts)
- Agenda is subject to change without notice

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Colorado Family History Expo 2013 Agenda


Friday, August 02, 2013
12:00 pm Registration & Exhibit Hall Opens
1:00 pm Opening Keynote Address
1 Salon ABC Top 10 Techniques: Fishing for Ancestors & Other Persons of Interest  
( All Levels )
James L. Tanner
2:00 pm Visit Exhibits
2:30 pm Class Session One Includes:
2 Salon A Is Your British Genealogy Already Compiled?   Login First
( All Levels )
Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D.
3 Salon B Reading Old Style Handwriting   Login First
( All Levels )
Sharon D. Monson
4 Salon C How to use the Flip-Pal® Scanner to Document You Family in 5 Easy Steps   Login First
( All Levels )
Philipp M. Mayer
5 Salon D-E Swedish Genealogy in a Computer World   Login First
( All Levels )
Kathy Meade
6 Salon F-G The Naturalization Process   Login First
( All Levels )
Carol Cooke Darrow, CG
3:20 pm Visit Exhibits & Win Prizes
3:50 pm Class Session Two Includes:
7 Salon A Exploring the Resources of MyHeritage.com and WorldVitalRecords.com   Login First
( All Levels )
James L. Tanner
8 Salon B Top Ten Fishin' Hole - Reel in the Big One with GOOGLE   Login First
( Beginner )
K. Bradley Monson, MEd
9 Salon C Genealogy On A Shoe String Budget   Login First
( Beginner )
Ruby Coleman
10 Salon D-E Research Your Swedish Heritage in Living Color Using ArkivDigital   Login First
( All Levels )
Kathy Meade
11 Salon F-G RootsMagic: FamilySearch Family Tree Made Easy   Login First
( All Levels )
Michael Booth
4:40 pm Meal Break, Visit Exhibits & Win Prizes!
6:00 pm Class Session Three Includes:
12 Salon A Basic Sources: 1775 - 1815   Login First
( All Levels )
Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D.
13 Salon B Top Ten Online Catches   Login First
( Beginner )
Sharon D. Monson
14 Salon C Finding People in the 20th Century (1900s) Using Newspapers, City Directories, and Social Media   Login First
( All Levels )
Carol Cooke Darrow, CG
15 Salon D-E Is It –sen or –sson or Lien or Ström? Scandinavian Naming Patterns & Lifestyles   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
16 Salon F-G Using OneNote to Track Your Family Research   Login First
( All Levels )
Carol Cofrank Swensen, AG
6:50 pm Visit Exhibits & Win Prizes!
7:20 pm Class Session Four Includes:
17 Salon A How to Ask for Help   Login First
( All Levels )
James L. Tanner
18 Salon B 10 Techniques to Shoot "Picture Perfect" with Your Cell Phone's Digital Camera   Login First
( All Levels )
Tom Underhill
19 Salon C Faith of Our Ancestors; Using Church Records   Login First
( Experienced )
Ruby Coleman
20 Salon D-E Fishing for Details? 10 Tips For Using Local History Books in your Genealogy   Login First
( Experienced )
Gayle Gresham
21 Salon F-G Breaking Down Brick Walls with Scientific Methods   Login First
( All Levels )
Greg Liverman, Ph.D.
7:30 pm Exhibit Hall Closes at 7:30 PM
8:10 pm Class Session Four Concludes at 8:10 PM. See you in the morning!
 

Colorado Family History Expo 2013 Agenda


Saturday, August 03, 2013
9:00 am Registration & Exhibits Open
10:00 am Class Session Five Includes:
22 Salon A The FamilySearch Research Wiki: The most valuable genealogical resource on the internet   Login First
( All Levels )
James L. Tanner
23 Salon B The Right Equipment for Fishing - Computer Basics for Beginners   Login First
( Beginner )
K. Bradley Monson, MEd
24 Salon C How to Organize and Manage Family Information - 4 Essential Elements   Login First
( All Levels )
Philipp M. Mayer
25 Salon D-E How to Avoid Pitfalls in Your Research   Login First
( All Levels )
Carol Cofrank Swensen, AG
26 Salon F-G Celebrating Family History   Login First
( All Levels )
Holly T. Hansen
10:50 am Visit Exhibits & Win Prizes!
11:20 am Class Session Six Includes:
27 Salon A Tracing Scots-Irish Pedigrees   Login First
( Advanced )
Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D.
28 Salon B The FamilySearch Catalog: Key to the Collections   Login First
( All Levels )
Sharon D. Monson
29 Salon C Present Your Family - Fundamentals Necessary to Create Dynamic Genealogical Presentations to Share with Your Family   Login First
( All Levels )
Philipp M. Mayer
30 Salon D-E Effective Use of Scandinavian Gazetteers   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
31 Salon F-G Location, Location, Location: Researching in Your Ancestor’s County   Login First
( All Levels )
Carol Cooke Darrow, CG
12:10 pm Meal Break, Visit Exhibits & Win Prizes!
1:30 pm Class Session Seven Includes:
32 Salon A Family Tree has replaced New FamilySearch. Are you Ready?   Login First
( All Levels )
James L. Tanner
33 Salon B Hook, Line, and Sinker - a 100 Year Census History All on One Page   Login First
( All Levels )
Sharon D. Monson
34 Salon C Landing the Big One … Patents, Deeds and Grants   Login First
( Experienced )
Ruby Coleman
35 Salon D-E Using Danish Military Records To Find Your Ancestors   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
36 Salon F-G What’s New in RootsMagic 6   Login First
( All Levels )
Michael Booth
2:20 pm Visit Exhibits & Win Prizes!
2:50 pm Class Session Eight Includes:
37 Salon A Blogging: Telling the Story Behind Your Research   Login First
( All Levels )
Jen Baldwin
38 Salon B Moving On Downstream - Early US Migrations   Login First
( All Levels )
K. Bradley Monson, MEd
39 Salon C Researching Right and Taking Notes   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruby Coleman
40 Salon D-E Learn How to Research the Swedish Estate Inventory Records   Login First
( Experienced )
Kathy Meade
41 Salon F-G Getting to Know Uncle Moses: Building a Profile of an Interesting Relative   Login First
( All Levels )
Greg Liverman, Ph.D.
3:40 pm Last Chance to Visit Exhibits - Exhibits close at 4:00 pm
4:00 pm Closing Keynote and Grand Prizes Awarded
42 Salon ABC Happy Birthday Family History Expos with 10 Grand Prize Give-aways  
( All Levels )
Holly T. Hansen
5:00 pm Expo Ends at 5:00 pm - We look forward to seeing you again next year!

Event Sponsors

Show Sponsor

Family History Expos, Inc.  


Supported By

FamilySearch  


Media Sponsorship

50 Plus Market  


Major Sponsorship

Celebrating Family History  




Event Contact

For more information contact:
Dan Thomson
dan@fhexpos.com
801-829-8301