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Exhibitor Highlights for Houston Family History Expo Part Two

One of the most valuable things about attending a Family History Expo is the opportunity to visit with the Exhibitors and learn about genealogically related services and products. AGES-online (Advanced Genealogical Exploration Services) is an Internet family tree builder. With different levels of subscription costs, this company has the goal to free the genealogy researcher from the burdens of cumbersome software so they can rediscover their passion for exploring their family history. Quoting from their website: Having never found the right solution, they began their quest to create the ultimate family tree builder, combining their career IT skills with a passion for and experience with genealogy and family history. Together they pooled their resources and developed an internet package maintaining the following principles: Intuitive data entry; Access from … Read entire article »

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Exhibitor Highlights for Houston Family History Expo Part One

The opening keynote speaker for the Houston Family History Expos is Lisa Louise Cooke, Producer and Host of The Genealogy Gems Podcast, an online genealogy show at www.GenealogyGems.com and in iTunes. She is the author of the books How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers and The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, producer of the DVD series Google Earth for Genealogy, a national conference speaker, and writer for Family Tree Magazine. Her keynote address is entitled Your Family History Starts Here! She will also be presenting classes on the following topics Get the Scoop on Your Family History in Newspapers Ultimate Google Search Strategies Google Earth for Genealogy – Rock Your Ancestor’s World Inspiring Ways to Captivate the Non-Genealogists in Your Life Also exhibiting at the Expo will be the Texas State Genealogical Society. The purpose of … Read entire article »

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Albuquerque Family History Expo Features DNA Pioneers

Two of the nation’s top DNA experts will present at the Albuquerque Family History Expo in Albuquerque, New Mexico April 13-14 at the Crowne Plaza. Family Tree DNA President and Chief Executive Officer Bennett Greenspan will open the expo during a keynote speech at 2 p.m. Friday in the New Mexico Ballroom.  Angelo R. Cervantes, also a pioneer in DNA research, will present on the New Mexico DNA project at 1:10 p.m. on Saturday. Bennett Greenspan is an entrepreneur who has delighted in genealogy research all of his life. He founded Family Tree DNA in 1999. The Houston-based company specializes in helping people use genetics for personal family history research. Greenspan’s research, company, and passion for genealogy have been featured in the mass media multiple times including on the Today Show, … Read entire article »

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Don’t Miss the April Family History Expos Bonuses

Here are just a few reasons you don’t to miss an April Expo (we’ll be in Houston, Oklahoma City, and Albuquerque), registered attendees can take advantage of the following bonus items: Free personalized genealogy wall charts for attendees (made from your personal files) valued at $19.00 or more. Class Handouts Syllabus include materials from three Expos with more than 300 pages of research guidance. Free online class offered by Genealogical Studies valued at $89.00 Download, view and study class handouts before the event so you can come prepared with questions. FamilySearch developers, consultant training, and expert researchers from the Family History Library will be there teaching classes. Ask-the-Pros booth where you can bring personal research and genealogical questions to discuss with our professional researchers $50 value. Exhibit area filled with vendors who have unique products and services, … Read entire article »

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Generations Publishes Kids’ Genealogy Textbooks

Professional Genealogist, Jennifer Holik, of Generations publishes six new genealogy textbooks for kids. Parents, teachers, and genealogical societies looking for a how-to genealogy textbook for elementary through high school-aged students need to look no further. In Branching Out, a new series available from Generations, author and professional genealogist Jennifer Holik provides parents and educators with the tools they need to teach genealogical research skills to children and teens. Through thirty fun and educational lessons, students will learn the foundations of genealogy and how to begin research on a level that they can understand and enjoy. Each lesson contains a clearly defined goal, all necessary vocabulary, additional reading assignments, and lesson and homework assignments to extend understanding of the concept. The Branching Out series of books begins with six paperback textbooks which are … Read entire article »

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Houston Family History Expo Fast Approaching

Your Family History Starts in Houston Beginners to old-timers can get a Texas-sized jump on their family history April 6-7 at the Houston Family History Expo 2012. Opening keynote speaker Lisa Louise Cooke will fire up the crowd with great ways to get started and stay motivated to engage in family history during her opening address on Friday at 2 p.m. Register online, by telephone, or at the door. The Expo will take place at the Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport. Registration begins and exhibits open at 1 p.m., Friday and at 9 a.m. on Saturday. “Our 2012 theme is: ‘Your family history starts here!’” FHE Founder and President Holly T. Hansen said. “We are so thrilled to bring our Expo to Houston this year. This is going to be a … Read entire article »

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Family History Expos Videos from Vimeo.com

FHE 2012 Oklahoma from KCSG.com on Vimeo. Family History Expos has quite a selection of online videos both from past Expos and from those that are coming in the near future. The above presentation talks about the upcoming Oklahoma Family History Expo to be held in Oklahoma City on April 11th at the Oklahoma Historical Society 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105. Some of the other video include interviews with Bruce Buzbee and Mike Booth of RootsMagic.com, Mark Olsen of MyHeritage.com, and others from Legacy Media, LED Rescue Light, Incline Software and many others. Here is a list of the exhibitors, so far, at the upcoming Houston Family History Expo in February. You can expect the same high level of participation at the upcoming Expos in Oklahoma City and Albuquerque. AGES-online Ask-the-Pros Creative Continuum Family Roots … Read entire article »

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Two More Bloggers of Honor for the Albuquerque Family History Expo

Two More Bloggers of Honor for the Albuquerque Family History Expo

Bloggers George Geder and Valorie Elkins have also been selected as Bloggers of Honor for the Family History Expo to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 13th and 14th, 2012. George … Read entire article »

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Family History Expos Bloggers of Honor for Albuquerque

Family History Expos Bloggers of Honor for Albuquerque

Family History Expos has selected its Bloggers of Honor for the Albuquerque Family History Expo. They are as follows: Our Bloggers of Honor Arlene H. … Read entire article »

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Family History Expos Bloggers of Honor for Oklahoma Expo

Family History Expos Bloggers of Honor for Oklahoma Expo

Our Bloggers of Honor Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D., Genealogy Evidence Other blogs: Kentucky Tennessee Virginia New … Read entire article »

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