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Midwest Family History Expo 2013

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Event Location Address

Holiday Inn Convention Center
110 South Second Avenue
Kearney , Nebraska 68848
308-237-5971

Click Here to view the Holiday Inn Convention Center website.

Event Date/Time

September 6, 2013 12:00 PM - September 7, 2013 4:30 PM

Description and Highlights

"Come join us at the Midwest 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).

 

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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Event Registration Fee

Event Lodging

  • Holiday Inn Kearney

    110 South Second Avenue
    Kearney, Nebraska 68848

    Room - Run of the House - $84.95

    Be sure to call the hotel directly to receive our special rate. To make reservations call the hotel at 308-237-5971 or toll-free at 855-444-5769 option 0 and specify you are with 'Family History Expos' to receive the discounted rate.

Event Agenda

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Midwest Family History Expo 2013 Agenda


Friday, September 06, 2013
12:00 pm Registration & Exhibits Open
1:00 pm Opening Keynote Address
1 Ballroom I 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 State Room A The Right Equipment for Fishing - Computer Basics for Beginners   Login First
( Beginner )
K. Bradley Monson, MEd
3 State Room B Swedish Genealogy in a Computer World   Login First
( All Levels )
Kathy Meade
4 State Room C American Migration Patterns   Login First
( Advanced )
Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D.
5 State Room D How to use the Flip-Pal® Scanner to Document You Family in 5 Easy Steps   Login First
( All Levels )
Philipp M. Mayer
6 State Room E Celebrating Family History   Login First
( All Levels )
Holly T. Hansen
7 State Room F Find Your German Ancestors Now!: Strategies For Solving German Research Problems   Login First
( Experienced )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
3:20 pm Visit Exhibits & Win Prizes
3:50 pm Class Session Two Includes:
8 State Room A The FamilySearch Catalog: Key to the Collections   Login First
( All Levels )
Sharon D. Monson
9 State Room B Learn How to Research the Swedish Estate Inventory Records   Login First
( Experienced )
Kathy Meade
10 State Room C Exploring the Resources of MyHeritage.com and WorldVitalRecords.com   Login First
( All Levels )
James L. Tanner
11 State Room D Czechs to Nebraska   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruby Coleman
12 State Room E Celebrating My Family Tree and Me Genealogy Software, Part 1   Login First
( All Levels )
Holly T. Hansen
13 State Room F Avoiding Mistakes in German Research   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
4:40 pm Meal Break, Visit Exhibits & Win Prizes!
6:00 pm Class Session Three Includes:
14 State Room A Hook, Line, and Sinker - a 100 Year Census History All on One Page   Login First
( All Levels )
Sharon D. Monson
15 State Room B Mumbo Jumbo? 10 Tips for Learning to Read Scandinavian and Germanic Gothic Script   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
16 State Room C Using Land Records to Prove Your American Lineage   Login First
( Experienced )
Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D.
17 State Room D Using Maps in Your Research   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruby Coleman
18 State Room E Celebrating and Capturing the Memories   Login First
( All Levels )
Holly T. Hansen
19 State Room F Setting Goals to Focus Your Research   Login First
( Experienced )
James L. Tanner
6:50 pm Visit Exhibits & Win Prizes!
7:20 pm Class Session Four Includes:
20 State Room A Moving On Downstream - Early US Migrations   Login First
( All Levels )
K. Bradley Monson, MEd
21 State Room B Where Do I Start?   Login First
( Beginner )
Billy Dubois Edgington
22 State Room C How to Ask for Help   Login First
( All Levels )
James L. Tanner
23 State Room D The Census Between: Territorial & State Censuses   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruby Coleman
24 State Room E Basic Sources: 1775 - 1815   Login First
( All Levels )
Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D.
25 State Room F Please Papa May I Go?: Records Created via the Emigration / Immigration Process   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
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!
 

Midwest Family History Expo 2013 Agenda


Saturday, September 07, 2013
9:00 am Registration & Exhibits Open
10:00 am Class Session Five Includes:
26 State Room A Reading Old Style Handwriting   Login First
( All Levels )
Sharon D. Monson
27 State Room B Research Your Swedish Heritage in Living Color Using ArkivDigital   Login First
( All Levels )
Kathy Meade
28 State Room C Family Tree has replaced New FamilySearch. Are you Ready?   Login First
( All Levels )
James L. Tanner
29 State Room D How to Organize and Manage Family Information - 4 Essential Elements   Login First
( All Levels )
Philipp M. Mayer
30 State Room E Family History and Digital Pictures, can they work together?  
( All Levels )
Connie Jelkin
31 State Room F Helpful German Research Websites   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
10:50 am Visit Exhibits & Win Prizes!
11:20 am Class Session Six Includes:
32 State Room A Top Ten Fishin' Hole - Reel in the Big One with GOOGLE   Login First
( Beginner )
K. Bradley Monson, MEd
33 State Room B Assessing Scandinavian Information in New FamilySearch and Family Tree: 10 Do’s and Don’ts for Cleaning it Up   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
34 State Room C New York Research, Part 1   Login First
( All Levels )
Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D.
35 State Room D Landing the Big One … Patents, Deeds and Grants   Login First
( Experienced )
Ruby Coleman
36 State Room E Celebrating My Family Tree and Me Genealogy Software, Part 2   Login First
( All Levels )
Holly T. Hansen
37 State Room F Using the Google Gold Mine for Genealogy   Login First
( All Levels )
James L. Tanner
12:10 pm Meal Break, Visit Exhibits & Win Prizes!
1:30 pm Class Session Seven Includes:
38 State Room A Top Ten Online Catches   Login First
( Beginner )
Sharon D. Monson
39 State Room B Using Danish Military Records To Find Your Ancestors   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
40 State Room C New York Research, Part 2   Login First
( All Levels )
Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D.
41 State Room D Researching Right and Taking Notes   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruby Coleman
42 State Room E Celebrating and Capturing the Memories   Login First
( All Levels )
Holly T. Hansen
43 State Room F Present Your Family - Fundamentals Necessary to Create Dynamic Genealogical Presentations to Share with Your Family   Login First
( All Levels )
Philipp M. Mayer
2:20 pm Visit Exhibits & Win Prizes!
2:50 pm Class Session Eight Includes:
44 State Room A Big Fish Online - a BEGINNER catches TWO records in the Top Ten   Login First
( Beginner )
Sharon D. Monson
45 State Room B The Miller Roll Application A Source for Cherokee & Southern History   Login First
( All Levels )
Billy Dubois Edgington
46 State Room C The FamilySearch Research Wiki: The most valuable genealogical resource on the internet   Login First
( Experienced )
James L. Tanner
47 State Room D Military Records Online   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruby Coleman
48 State Room E Fun Family History Activities that Reinforce Family Values   Login First
( All Levels )
Holly T. Hansen
49 State Room F Effective Use of Scandinavian Gazetteeres: 10+ Sources To Use   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
3:40 pm Last Chance to Visit Exhibits - Exhibits close at 4:00 pm
4:00 pm Closing Keynote and Grand Prizes Awarded
50 Ballroom I 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  


Local Sponsorship

Fort Kearny Genealogical Society  


Major Sponsorship

Celebrating Family History  




Event Contact

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