Are you going to the Colorado Family History Expo?Â This is going to be a great Expo with opportunities for learning, networking and fun!Â Just some of the highlights include:
- Keynote address by Beau Sharbrough
- Virtual presentations by Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective
- Exhibit Hall with over 28 vendors
- 89 presentations occurring over 2 days presented by expert genealogists
- Opportunities to consult with professional genealogists about your brickwall for free
- Bloggers bringing you the latest updates from Expo
- and Much More…
We just added a Friday night event to our Expo schedule.Â Come join us as we view the documentary Forgotten Ellis Island.Â Produced and directed by Lorie Conway, this story of the Ellis Island hospital is a rareÂ look at the experience of our immigrant ancestors.
“A century ago, in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, one of the world’s greatest public hospitals was built. Massive and modern, the hospital’s twenty-two state-of-the-art buildings were crammed onto two small islands, man-made from the rock and dirt excavated during the building of the New York subway. As America’s first line of defense against immigrant-borne disease, the hospital was where the germs of the world converged.
The Ellis Island hospital was at once welcoming and forebodingâ€”a fateful crossroad for hundreds of thousands of hopeful immigrants. Those nursed to health were allowed entry to America. Those deemed feeble of body or mind were deported.
Three short decades after it opened, the Ellis Island hospital was all but abandoned. As America after World War I began shutting its border to all but a favored few, the hospital fell into disuse and decay, its medical wards left open only to the salt air of the New York Harbor.”
This Friday Night at the Movies with Family History Expos is only $28.00 and includes a light buffet.Â You can register now from our website.
Check out all that the Colorado Expo has to offer. View the program for Expo here.
We look forward to seeing you at the Expo!
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