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Midwest Family History Expo 2013

06 Sep 2013 - 07 Sep 2013

Ruby Coleman : Is a professional genealogical researcher, instructor, lecturer and free-lance writer. Coleman has been doing professional genealogical research for over 40 years. She has lectured at national, state, and local conferences. She is currently president of the North Platte Genealogical Society in North Platte, Nebraska.
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Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D. : President and founder of The Genealogical Institute, Inc., Dr. Eakle is a professional genealogist with more than 30 years experience in research, consulting, lecturing, and writing. An expert in tracing families from New York, Southern U.S., British Isles, Switzerland, and parts of Germany, she claims a 96% success rate.
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Billy Dubois Edgington : BA in History from University of California Irvine, after two years at San Jose State, and three years at Antioch College, Ohio. Over 40 years experience in historical and genealogical research. Co-author of Vital Information from the Guion Miller Roll and author of African-Cherokee Connections. Past contributor to "Genealogical Helper."
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Holly T. Hansen : President and Founder of Family History Expos, Inc.: A lifelong resident of Croydon, Utah, Holly is a family history educator with more than 20 years experience. Although she sponsors elaborate events, she also enjoys helping people one-on-one as they learn how to make technology work for them. Author, lecturer, editor, and publisher, Holly devotes time every day to education.
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Connie Jelkin : Connie has been a school teacher for 20 years working in the Elementary Library where she teaches over 500 children how to navigate the internet and create using the computer. Off the job, Connie enjoys tracking family history and taking pictures. Both of these loves came together in a recent Family History book about her grandparents.
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Ruth Ellen Maness, AG : 35+ years experience in Germanic & Scandinavian records, Former Senior Research Consultant at the Family History Library. Co-compiler, Passport to Paradise: The Copenhagen "Mormon" Passenger Lists, Legacy of Sacrifice; lecturer for NGS, FGS, BYU, UGA, ICAPGen conferences; Former instructor at the Salt Lake Institute; Germany, Poland, England, South Africa, and Eastern/Southern/Mid-Western U.S. research trips; contributor to Everton's Genealogical Helper.
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Philipp M. Mayer : A retired engineer with thirty-five years of design, management, and consultant experience. He is the author of Genealogy Presentations, 4 Decades of Pueblo’s German Club, and Presentation is Everything. After twenty-five years of family research, he developed a unique process to organize, manage, and present family information.
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Kathy Meade : North American representative for ArkivDigital, a company that offers online access to newly photographed color images of the Swedish church books and other historical records. She has given many presentations on Swedish genealogy as well as had genealogy articles published in the Swedish American newspaper, (Nordstjernan).
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Sharon D. Monson : Founder of GenSearch and more, an author, and conference presenter. She has extensive research experience in courthouses, archives, and the Family History Library spanning 30+ years. Her class presentations cover a wide range of research methods, useful tips, and unusual resources.
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K. Bradley Monson, MEd : Master’s Degree in Education and has been a Librarian, Media, ESL, History Teacher, author and photographer for over 30 years. He puts the “history” in family history with tidbits about the US and other world cultures. His research and technology skills assist both teenagers and adults. He resides in Orem, Utah.
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James L. Tanner : Is a retired attorney and business owner with over 33 years of experience in genealogical research. James was an intelligence officer during the Vietnam War, has a BA Degree in Spanish, a Masters Degree in Linguistics from the University of Utah, and a JD Degree in Law from Arizona State University.
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