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Family History Expos Research Classes

Family History Expos Research Classes

Family History Expos offers in-depth, hands-on research guidance in person, live over the Internet and through recorded classes. In 2015 LifeStory Productions partnered with Family History Expos to create several research tutorial collections to assist in building your genealogy research skills and awareness. Remember the old days when you had to travel in order to attend a big Expo away from home? And you had to choose between six great classes, all of which you really … Read entire article »

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Ask-the-Pros: Researching Immigrant Arrival into America

Ask-the-Pros: Researching Immigrant Arrival into America

Question: What can I study to prepare myself for researching my ancestor’s arrival in America? Answer: By James L. Tanner As genealogical researchers, we commonly come to the issue of our ancestors’ arrival in a new country. For those immigrants coming to America, there is the inevitable border crossing. Of course, since we commonly hear references to “illegal aliens” (now through political correctness called undocumented aliens) we know that a substantial number of people crossed into the United States … Read entire article »

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Military Research in America: Pre-Revolution

Military Research in America: Pre-Revolution

Colonial Wars service is often a major gap in your genealogy knowledge.  You are far enough removed in time for traditions of military involvement to dim.  Yet, the total number of troops mustered was large enough to include some 70-85% of Southern males age 16-45, who participated in local conflicts. Your pre-revolution American ancestors lived through a whole sequence of wars, conflicts, Indian scares, and massacres between 1620 and 1774.  These events united groups of … Read entire article »

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German Research Library Learning Experience (Sources & Strategies)

German Research Library Learning Experience (Sources & Strategies)

Sixteen classes and 5 days of research at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah with professional assistance at your fingertips is a dream come true for anyone researching their German family history. It starts Monday morning at 8 am so, if you are in the area or can get to Salt Lake we still have a couple of seats available. Registration includes a copy of the 296 page Research Guide and a … Read entire article »

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New Learning Opportunities

New Learning Opportunities

Virtual Family History Expos are now available online. Check our updated schedule of events as we have made a few changes and  new offerings are being added weekly. We broadcast live from Salt Lake City and from the home office. The cost of producing onsite Expos is a real challenge. But never-the-less, we are totally committed to giving you access to high quality research guidance from the experts who know. We now offer Expert Research Guidance in the … Read entire article »

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Six Brand New Genealogy Publications in 2015

Six Brand New Genealogy Publications in 2015

Six brand new publications from Family History Expos in 2015. This year, once a month, we are holding a 5-day research learning experience in Salt Lake City, Utah. Each day we have classes accompanied with daily research time at the Family History Library. We have created an in-depth research guide for each retreat. All classes are recorded and available for purchase from Family History Expos. If you missed the event you don’t have to miss the classes. … Read entire article »

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10 Tips for Using Cemetery Records and Inscriptions

10 Tips for Using Cemetery Records and Inscriptions

Expand your research using clues right in front of you! Here are 10 tips to get you started: Use cemetery inscriptions to fill in vital record gaps for missing census years. Discover original spelling of your surname on immigrant tombstones. Even if the surname changed upon arrival the family wanted it spelled right on Grandfather’s tombstone. Identify places of origin: look for place names written on the tombstone. Notice when they are buried in an ethnic section of … Read entire article »

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Proving Family Relationships: US Land and Tax Records Retreat

This retreat will focus on fundamental sources and strategies used by expert and professional researchers to successfully document and accurately prove American genealogies with an emphasis on US land and tax records.  These land and property records prove your family relationships and extend your family lines. You will discover how basic sources link together to build and prove a pedigree. The terms “fundamental sources” and “basic sources” do not mean easy or beginning research. They are much more detailed than that. Learn specific research strategies that speed up your search time and focus your attention directly on the evidence you need to identify and document correctly the individuals in your family history. Make sure you have the correct family members identified for each family group: if you check and re-check the … Read entire article »

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Probate Research

Probate Research

Probate is a set of court or government procedures established for the orderly transfer of property from a deceased person to his or her heirs and/or assigns. Records kept in the course of a probate action are valuable sources for information for genealogists about the deceased and the deceased’s family. One of the greatest challenges in using probate and other legal documents is understanding the terminology. The simple solution is to use the Internet or a … Read entire article »

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Prove the Marriage at our Family History Retreat in February

Prove the Marriage at our Family History Retreat in February

Understanding the first record of the family—beginning of the family unit is critical to your research success. Marriage records often reveal identification of Groom, the maiden name of the Bride, and other significant people in the lives of the Groom and Bride. Did you know that a minimum of 16 different official, legal marriage records could be found to document your hard-to-find ancestors? This Retreat will focus on the importance of the marriage record and how … Read entire article »

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