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Attention Mesa and St. George Family History Expo Attendees

Family History Expos is supporting the RootsTech conference February 6-8, 2014. We are not holding our annual Expos in Mesa or St. George this coming year. We look forward to seeing you at RootsTech and some of our other events in 2014. This was not an easy decision for us to make. But we are excited to see the St. George and Mesa local Family History Centers creating amazing events to serve the research needs in their areas. We know it is time to serve new areas where there is a need for more educational opportunities and family history events. We are setting up on the 2014 Expo Schedule now and will be posting more events over the next few weeks. Watch for additional Retreats and Expos in 2014 as we finalize … Read entire article »

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Ask-the-Pros – Question and Answer – Delaware Native American Ancestor

Ask-the-Pros – Question and Answer – Delaware Native American Ancestor

Question: What records are available for the Delaware Native American Tribe (Lenni Lenape) in Eastern PA and NJ and who might help with this line? Answer: A good place to start with Native American research is the FamilySearch.org Research Wiki. All you need to do to get started is to type in a subject such as “Delaware Indians” into the search box. Here is a screenshot of the startup page showing the location of the search box with … Read entire article »

Filed under: Family History Education, Research Tips

A Visit to the FamilySearch Library in Salt Lake City, Utah

A Visit to the FamilySearch Library in Salt Lake City, Utah

Numbers do not begin to do service to the experience of visiting the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah for genealogical research. The various collections include over 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical records; 727,000 microfiche; 356,000 books, serials, and other formats; over 4,500 periodicals and 3,725 electronic resources. But it is only when you walk into the Library and see the huge stacks of microfilm cabinets stretching off into the distance on every … Read entire article »

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Ask-the-Pros — Question & Answer — The Miller Roll Application: A Source for Cherokee & Southern Family History

By Billy D. Edgington Question: What is the Guion Miller Roll  and How Valuable is it for Native American Research? Answer: The Guion Miller Roll is one of the most important sources for Cherokee genealogical research. It was created as a result of a successful lawsuit by three separate groups of Cherokees who had not been paid all the money due them as a result of the Treaty of New Echota (1835). This treaty resulted directly in the “Trail of Tears” – the forced migration of the bulk of the Eastern Cherokee Nation from their homeland in the Southeastern United States to “Indian Territory,” in what is now Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas. These three groups represented the Cherokee Nation west, The Eastern Cherokee Band and a group of what were probably assimilated Cherokees … Read entire article »

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Getting Answers to Research Questions: Ask-the-Pros

Hey, do you have research questions? We answer your research questions in our free monthly Newsletter and on our blog as time and space allow. Take advantage of this service to our subscribers and submit your questions. Simply go to the Family History Expos website, log in and then click on the link that says Ask-the-Pros Q & A. You will see your name in the top box and in the box below you enter your question. Please type your question with as much detail as possible. Click on the submit button. You will receive a notice that your question was submitted successfully. Thank you! While we are not able to answer every query we receive those we do answer will appear in an upcoming issue of our newsletter, here on the blog, or at … Read entire article »

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Invitation to the October Family History Library Retreat 2013

Invitation to the October Family History Library Retreat 2013

The October Family History Library Retreat 2013 will take place from October 28 to November 1 at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel just steps aways from the Library. Presented by Family History Expos, this is a great opportunity to get some serious individual research help at the Family Search Library from top notch research consultants. Each day begins with a one hour class at the hotel and then all day at the Library with another … Read entire article »

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German and Scandinavian Records at Midwest Family History Expo 2013

German and Scandinavian Records at Midwest Family History Expo 2013

Don’t pass up this fabulous opportunity to attend classes with Ruth Ellen Maness, AG a Senior Research Consultant for Scandinavian Reference at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. will be teaching eight classes at the Midwest Family History Expo at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 110 South Second Avenue, Kearney , Nebraska 68848 on September 6th and 7th, 2013. The Expo will begin open for onsite registration at 12:00 pm on the 6th and the … Read entire article »

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