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Genealogists and the Gordian Knot or Alexander the Great Need Not Apply

Genealogists and the Gordian Knot or Alexander the Great Need Not Apply

Written by Lorraine I. Quillon At the beginning of Alexander the Great’s career, he entered Persia at the head of his army. Here he heard of a great king who had created a huge knot of rope. A prophecy had been made that anyone who could untie that knot would become the ruler of Asia. Alexander approached, raised what must have been an extremely sharp sword, and sliced the knot in half with one stroke of the … Read entire article »

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The Power of Marriage Documents

The Power of Marriage Documents

This topic includes 15 classes in the collection on DVD and 132 pages of instruction in the Research Guide. Research experts providing class instruction and written materials include: Arlene H. Eakle, PhD James L. Tanner, JD Holly T. Hansen, BA Ruby Coleman Marlo E. Schuldt, MS Purchase DVD here: https://www.familyhistoryexpos.com/productsdetails/index/963/0/0 Purchase Printed Research Guide here: https://www.familyhistoryexpos.com/productsdetails/index/956/18/140     … Read entire article »

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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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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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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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Ask-the-Pros — Why you should go to a Family History Retreat

Ask-the-Pros — Why you should go to a Family History Retreat

For some time now, Family History Expos has been conducting Family History Retreats at various locations around the country. There are several planned for calendar year 2014. Here is the list of planned Retreats: Family History Retreat at the FamilySearch Library Salt Lake Plaza Hotel 122 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84010 April 7 – 12, 2014 Family History Retreat in Historic Nauvoo, Illinois Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites 1875 Mulholland Street, Nauvoo, ILlinois, 62354 April 23 – 27, 2014 Family History Retreat at … Read entire article »

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Important Websites to Help Your Research — Part Three

Important Websites to Help Your Research — Part Three

This is Part Three of a series on important websites to help your genealogical research. In Part One, we covered Google Searches and the Four big online database programs, Ancestry.com, MyHeritage.com, FamilySearch.org and findmypast.com. Part Two focused on websites with large numbers of digitized books. This post will cover some of the most important library websites. One of the most recent trends is the expansion of public and private libraries into the area of providing … Read entire article »

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Family History Expo Early Bird to Expire April 30th

Today and tomorrow, April 30th, are the final days to register and receive the early bird savings for our Family History Expo in Sacramento June 28-29, 2013. If you have already registered be sure to tell a friend so they can take advantage of the savings too. GenealogyWallCharts.com has partnered with us to prepare each registered attendee a FREE wallchart printed with their personal genealogy. The chart must pre-order before the event to be delivered at the Expo. More details will be emailed to registered attendees. We have an excellent lineup of presenters, James L Tanner will be our keynote, James is internationally known for his blog Genealogy’s Star . You can check out the details for all of our presenters on our website. We will have exhibits once again this year and … Read entire article »

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Setting Goals to Focus Your Research

Introduction Setting realistic research goals or objectives for a trip to a repository such as the FamilySearch Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, involves more than just looking at your data file and picking a person to research. The preparation involves an assessment of the types of information you need and matching those needs with the records that may be available at the Family History Library. For example, it is disappointing and inefficient to choose to investigate military records only to find out that the records you need are in the National Archives and not in the Family History Library. First Step: Examine your data to see what is needed It is tempting to choose to investigate ancestors based on “holes” or missing ancestors in a pedigree chart or fan chart … Read entire article »

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Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D. Keynote for Arizona Expos

Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D. Keynote for Arizona Expos

We are pleased to announce Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D. as our keynote presenter for both of our upcoming Arizona Expos in Yuma and Mesa. Dr. Eakle, is the president and founder of The Genealogical Institute, Inc. and a professional genealogist since 1962. She holds both MA and Ph.D. in English History (University of Utah) and an Associate degree in Nursing (Weber State University). She has completed post-graduate computer, web design and ecommerce courses (Bridgerland Applied Technical … Read entire article »

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