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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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Scandinavian Naming Patterns and Lifestyles

By Ruth Ellen Maness, AG Is it “-sen” or “-sson” or “Lien” or “Ström”? The Nordic countries (Scandinavia) include Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden and their possessions. The Finnish language is totally different from the other Scandinavian countries, but Finland was under Swedish monarchial rule for much of its history. Thus, Finland’s official records are in the Swedish language from the beginning of record keeping to about 1867 or later. Patronymic naming customs also apply. Depending upon your ancestor’s country of origin, his or her surname (family name) may lead you to the exact spot in the country where he or she was born, or leave you amidst a mass of “-sens” or “- sons.” Some general guidelines for Scandinavian naming practices follow; then more specific information will be given. Surnames (Family … Read entire article »

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2010 Midwest Family History Expo – Bloggers’ Recap

2010 Midwest Family History Expo – Bloggers’ Recap

* The 2010 Midwest Family History Expo was a rousing success! We’d like to thank our attendees, speakers and exhibitors for being a part of it. If you weren’t able to get to Kansas City this time, don’t worry. Several bloggers captured their experiences and memories to share with others. * Blogger of Honor Susan Petersen of Long Lost Relatives.net offers up reflections on attending her first major genealogy conference. We’re glad that Family History Expos could be … Read entire article »

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Sponsor Spotlight: Legacy Family Tree

Sponsor Spotlight: Legacy Family Tree

Family History Expos is proud to have Millennia Corporation’s Legacy Family Tree as a major sponsor of the Midwest Family History Expo. Legacy software is the popular choice for many genealogists. If you’re going to the Midwest Family History Expo, consider attending these Legacy classes taught by professional genealogist Char Mitts: Friday, July 30 1:30 p.m. – Organize, Plan, Share, Map and Chart Your Family Tree with Legacy Family Tree. Choosing the right genealogy computer program is an … Read entire article »

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Sponsor Spotlight: Generation Maps

Sponsor Spotlight: Generation Maps

Family History Expos is proud to have Generation Maps as a sponsor of the Midwest Family History Expo. Need a wall chart, heirloom chart or working chart? Generation Maps can help. In fact, they even recently introduced Family Chartist which allows you to create your own custom charts. If you’ve done all the research, but still need a way to display your family tree, Generation Maps can help. From heirloom quality images suitable for framing … Read entire article »

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Sponsor Spotlight: RootsMagic

Sponsor Spotlight: RootsMagic

Family History Expos is proud to have RootsMagic as a major sponsor of the Midwest Family History Expo. “Family history made easy” is the slogan on their products including the popular RootsMagic 4 genealogy software. If you are attending the Midwest Family History Expo in Kansas City, there are two RootsMagic classes that may be of interest to you: Friday, July 30 3:00 p.m. Getting the Most Out of Roots Magic, part 1 Saturday, July 31 9:30 a.m. Getting the … Read entire article »

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Sponsor Spotlight: AGES-online

Sponsor Spotlight: AGES-online

Family History Expos is proud to have AGES-online as a local sponsor of the Midwest Family History Expo. AGES-online is an Internet-based family tree builder designed to “free the genealogy researcher from the burdens of cumbersome software so they can rediscover their passion for exploring their family history.” The “AGES ” in AGES-online stands for Advanced Genealogical Exploration Services. Their web site features an extensive Learning Center as well as a video demo that covers all … Read entire article »

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Sponsor Spotlight: FamilySearch

Sponsor Spotlight: FamilySearch

Family History Expos is proud to have FamilySearch as a supporter of the Midwest Family History Expo. Genealogists worldwide have used FamilySearch records online and through one of their 4,500 Family History Centers. To learn more about all FamilySearch has to offer, consider attending these sessions at the Midwest Family History Expo: Friday, July 30 1: 30 p.m. – FamilySearch’s Research Wiki, Forums and Blogs:Useful Tools to Connect and Collaborate with Others 2:30 p.m. – Powerful Tips and Tricks … Read entire article »

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Sponsor Spotlight: Ancestry.com

Sponsor Spotlight: Ancestry.com

Family History Expos is proud to have Ancestry.com as a sponsor of the Midwest Family History Expo. With more than a million subscribers, Ancestry.com is one of the essential tools in many genealogists’ toolbox. If you would like to know more about Ancestry.com or their products (including Family Tree Maker), consider attending these sessions at the Midwest Family History Expo: Saturday, July 31 9:30 a.m. Ancestry Tips and Tricks 11:00 a.m. Family Tree Maker 2010 Basics Ancestry.com has also generously … Read entire article »

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Sponsor Spotlight: Mid-Continent Public Library

Sponsor Spotlight: Mid-Continent Public Library

Family History Expos is proud to have the Mid-Continent Public Library as a sponsor of the Midwest Family History Expo. Within the Mid-Continent Public Library system is the Midwest Genealogy Center: which features 52,000 square feet of resources and tools for genealogists! Look for the Mid-Continent Public Library booth in the Midwest Family History Expo exhibit hall. Library representatives will be on hand to answer your questions about the library system. Midwest Genealogy Center manager Janice … Read entire article »

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