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If Your Serious About Your Ancestry… Real Genealogy Expertise is Needed

If Your Serious About Your Ancestry… Real Genealogy Expertise is Needed

By Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D. Become a genealogy expert and pass this expertise on to your ancestors… Creation and publication of a family tree, a genealogy, a family history is an achievement in truth–at least it should be.  Yet, in print and across the internet are some of the most appalling examples of what we call genealogy: People who live 200 years.  Children born in places that don’t exist.  Women giving birth at Biblical ages.  Documents cited … Read entire article »

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Stephen P. Morse Presents at Family History Expo in Sacramento May 2-3, 2014

Stephen P. Morse Presents at Family History Expo in Sacramento May 2-3, 2014

One-step Webpages by Stephen P. Morse is a website that contains tools for finding immigration records, census records, vital records, and for dealing with calendars, maps, foreign alphabets, and numerous other applications. Stephen Morse received both the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Outstanding Contribution Award from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies. He received the Award of Merit from the National Genealogical Society  here in the U.S., the first ever Excellence Award from the Association of … Read entire article »

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Free Webinar and Heritage Collector Software

Free Webinar and Heritage Collector Software

We have a special gift for all of our readers this Christmas. A free download of Heritage Collector Standard and a free Webinar to teach you how to use it. Join us on Monday December 16th at 10:00 am to learn how Heritage Collector will help you organize your photos, create photo collections, and index between collections. It allows use of hotspots on photos to identify individuals in the photo, create slide shows, and add … Read entire article »

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New Events for 2014

New Events for 2014

We would like to wish our readers a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 2013 has truly been a wonderful ‘Birthday Year’ for Family History Expos. Each of you have played a big part in the celebration. During the past ten years we have organized and executed literally hundreds of events. Personally, I (Holly) have listened to thousands of fascinating family history research and brick wall stories, thanks for sharing. I have also heard many … Read entire article »

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RootsTech was Just the Right Medicine

As a genealogy and family history event planner I don’t always get to attend the classes and take notes at our Expos because I’m so busy with administrative responsibilities. It was a real pleasure to attend classes every hour, to meet and greet friends and bloggers in the exhibit hall. The days flew by so fast it is amazing. This was just the shot in the arm I needed as we are planning our next events. We got the scoop on what is new with FamilySearch and we can bring that to you via our Expos. One of my favorite classes was an Un-Conferencing session with Gordon Clarke moderating a panel discussion. The panel consisted of programmers from RootsMagic, Legacy Family Tree, Ancestral Quest, and AncestorSync. The talked about Desktop Genealogy and/or Online … Read entire article »

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Are You Attending RootsTech in Person or Virtually?

Are You Attending RootsTech in Person or Virtually?

This evening official RootsTech bloggers will descend on Salt Lake City, we are all excited to learn and share all that we can with you. If you are attending RootsTech it is a sure bet you will not be able to attend every class on your wish list. But you can depend on others attending classes to be blogging, tweeting, and talking about their experiences via social media too. For those of you who are not … Read entire article »

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RootsTech 2013

I’m looking forward to RootsTech 2013, one of my favorite parts of any event is the exhibits. This year RootsTech has increased the size of their Exhibit Hall by 40%. You will find me spending a lot of time in the exhibits, his is where we learn about all the latest tech products straight from the companies providing them. I can’t wait to see what is new to me this year. If you bring an old family book or picture you can get it scanned for free and receive a disk to take home too. The Family History Library is offering a mini lab where you can get expert assistance right during the event. Again, this year the Exhibit Hall will offer a Demo Theater where you can view and learn about … Read entire article »

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RootsTech on the Horizon

As an Official Blogger for RootsTech, I get to share news with you before it’s made public. Here’s some news about the Thursday morning (Mar. 21) keynote speakers. I’ve actually had the chance to meet all three and look forward to hearing from them at the event. DENNIS C. BRIMHALL Dennis Brimhall is currently the President and CEO of FamilySearch International.  FamilySearch International is a worldwide organization helping individuals find, preserve, catalogue, and search genealogical information. I first met Dennis Brimhall at RootsTech but have had opportunity to communicate with him on various projects. SYD LIEBERMAN Syd is a nationally acclaimed storyteller, an author, and an award-winning teacher. Many of his best-loved stories deal with growing up in Chicago and raising a family in Evanston, Illinois. Syd is also known for his original historical … Read entire article »

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Georgia Archives still threatened with cutbacks

Gov. Nathan Deal and Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced today that the state will restore $125,000 to Kemp’s budget to keep the Georgia State Archives open to Georgians for the remainder of the budget year. However the extra funding only provides for Georgia State Archives to be open to the public through June 30 of next year. On July 1,  the Georgia Archives will be transferred to University System of Georgia, pending approval of the move by the General Assembly. This transfer will include appropriations required for operation and assets of the Georgia Archives. Additional staff will be provided by USG at that time. Deal and Kemp intend to find efficiencies by consolidating the Archives under the University System of Georgia, just … Read entire article »

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Pre-Expo Historic Tour Originating in Kearney, NE

If you are a registered attendee, speaker or vendor at the Midwest Expo 2012 in Kearney we want to extend the following experience to you. For a real pioneer adventure please join us for the pre-expo tour, September 6th, with Ronnie O’Brien as we discover the old California and Mormon Trails. We will also learn about Native American traditions for the area. We will not be traveling by horse back or in a covered wagon, our motor coach will be air conditioned and full of interesting tid-bits from our guide. Be sure to bring your Nebraska trails questions and don’t be late. To register for the pre-event tour click here. A full day of entertaining education and hands on the trail experience with lunch included all for a mere $59.00 … Read entire article »

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