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June 2011 Family History Expos Newsletter

June 2011 Family History Expos Newsletter

Greetings from Family History Expos! A personal letter and invitation from Family History Expos president, Holly T. Hansen: Capture the Whole Genealogy Tech Enchilada at one of our June Expos—Your Bribe to Attend Genealogy Bonuses, by their very nature, are often bribes—thrown together to attract your attention and to influence you to act. And this bribe is a true bonus—filled with genealogy tech. When you say to me, “Holly, I’d like to know what you know…” I want … Read entire article »

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Call for Papers for the Northern California and Georgia Expos

Call for Papers for the Northern California and Georgia Expos

We Want You!  For a Family History Expo! Call for Papers for the Northern California and Georgia Expos Looking for a chance to speak to an audience of family historians?  Have a topic you are passionate about? Want to share your knowledge? We are looking for speakers to present at our Northern California and Georgia Expos happening October 7-8, 2011 and November 11-12. 2011. Our Expo theme for 2011 is “Where Ol’ Dogs Learn New Tricks!” Expos feature excited … Read entire article »

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Weekly Tip: 5 Tips to Get Your Genealogy Back on Track

Weekly Tip: 5 Tips to Get Your Genealogy Back on Track

By Gena Philibert Ortega Sometimes, genealogy can lose its luster. Like with any activity, a researcher may feel burned out after having faced brick walls, uncooperative relatives, little time to devote to research and lack of resources. This genealogical burnout doesn’t have to mean the end of your being your family’s historian. Rather it can be a signal that it’s time to try something new to bring the excitement back to your research. 1. Reevaluate your Genealogical … Read entire article »

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May 2011 Family History Expos Newsletter

May 2011 Family History Expos Newsletter

Greetings from Family History Expos! The spirit of family history is alive and well and we are thrilled to announce the addition of several new Expos this year. We are listening to your requests to bring an Expo a bit closer to those who are more than 300 miles from an existing one. We are creating a circuit of Expos in conjunction with each main event. The first in a series of one day Expos includes – … Read entire article »

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Family History Expos Announces New Events for 2011!

Monday, May 02, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information: Holly T. Hansen, President expos@fhexpos.com 801-829-3295 Family History Expos Announces New Events for 2011! First in a series announced for June The spirit of family history is alive and well. Family History Expos rises to the challenge to reach out to more individuals seeking expert assistance by setting up more events in more cities, bringing education closer to home for both the curious and experienced family history seeker. In addition to the 3rd annual Colorado Family History Expo, FHE announces three additional Expos to be held in June of 2011. They include – North Platte, Nebraska; Rapid City, South Dakota; and Sheridan, Wyoming. Watch for more announcements as new events line up across the U.S.! “We expect to add three or four additional one-day events in conjunction … Read entire article »

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Sources for Researching Your Civil War Ancestor

Sources for Researching Your Civil War Ancestor

By Gena Philibert Ortega **Image Courtesy of PhotoTree.com This month marks the start of the American Civil War 150 years ago.  Looking to begin research on a Civil War ancestor?  Consider some of the following resources. Books Braxton-Secret, Jeanette. Guide to Tracing Your African American Civil War Ancestor. Bowie, Md: Heritage Books, 1997. Dollarhide, William. Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era: Online and Published Military or Civilian Name Lists, 1861-1869, & Post-War Veteran Lists. Bountiful, Utah: Family … Read entire article »

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Weekly Tip: Finding Genealogy Websites

Weekly Tip: Finding Genealogy Websites

By Gena Philibert Ortega You’ve checked Ancestry.com; you’ve looked at the free resources at the US Genweb; you’ve even searched the subscription websites available through the FamilySearch Center Portal.  What’s your next step? It can be difficult to find genealogical information on the Internet if you don’t know where to look. While using a search engine like Google is a good first start, you may also want to consider website indexes and lists and genealogical specific search … Read entire article »

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Corrected and Updated Weekly Tip: Scotland

Corrected and Updated Weekly Tip: Scotland

We have received several comments on our Scotland Weekly Tip from last week and have rewritten it here with more accurate and up to date information. We are thrilled to offer this additional information to each of you. Civil registration in Scotland began in 1855.  Not all events are registered. Names of fathers and mothers (including maiden surnames) are usually listed in the marriage and death records.  Marriage dates and places are also listed in Scottish … Read entire article »

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Weekly Tip: England And Wales – Finding the records

Weekly Tip: England And Wales – Finding the records

By Billy Dubois Edgington England and Wales are two of the units of Great Britain. Scotland and Northern Ireland are also part of Great Britain, or the United Kingdom, but have some variations in records. The sources listed below can also help in these areas, but are not specific to these locations. Start with what you already know – family stories, old letters, naturalization records, military records, etc. Search online to find what has already been done … Read entire article »

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Finding Your UK Cousins: Post Your Question on a Message Board

Finding Your UK Cousins: Post Your Question on a Message Board

By Gena Philibert Ortega An integral part of genealogy is networking. Networking allows you to find cousins, share information, and collaborate on research. Maybe your ancestors left the United Kingdom in the 19th century but somewhere there are still cousins who live in that ancestral homeland. So how do you find them? Consider posting a question to a message board or forum. Posting to boards based in the British Isles and here in the United States … Read entire article »

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