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Family History Expo - Colby

Event Location Address

Prairie Museum of Art and History
1905 South Franklin
Colby , Kansas 67701

Click Here to view the Prairie Museum of Art and History website.

Event Date/Time

October 13, 2017 01:00 PM   -   October 14, 2017 05:00 PM

Description and Highlights

Join us for a Friday evening dinner, classes, and a fun-filled "Capture the Memories Activity;" and again on Saturday for classes filled with demonstrations, family memory preservation ideas, books, and networking. Attend in person or join us online for classes only. Access to review classes over and over again is a bonus for those who register online. Class times are based on Central Daylight Time.

Seating is limited to 100 people, be sure to register early to secure your seat.

If you pre-purchase the printed Research Guide for $15.00, you will get it at checkin, it will not be shipped in advance (if you fail to pick up your Research Guide at the event a $10 shipping and handling charge will be required before shipping after the event). For those attending the event virtually, a PDF will be available to download during the broadcast only. (Cost at the event is $25.00 Regular cost is $35.00)

Please download our flyer with details on the event and share it with your friends. Click here to download.

Friday evening dinner and Saturday's lunch is included in the price of registration.

This event is made possible thanks to the Thomas County Historical Society, the Colby Convention and Visitor Bureau, and the Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation.

Notable Presenters

Holly T. Hansen President and founder of Family History Expos, Inc., has been instrumental in helping thousands understand the principles, strategies, and sources they can use to trace their roots in today's ever-changing technological environment.

She is the mastermind behind more than 50 Family History Expos, held across the United States, and numerous Retreats at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and repositories in diverse cities. She is dedicated to helping individuals and families, one-on-one, with their personal research needs. Currently, she is involved in creating podcasts, webinars, and video presentations to help people move forward in their family history endeavors.

Holly’s titles include author, lecturer, editor and publisher. She has produced more than 100 unique syllabus and class handout books for Family History Expos attendees. Hansen is a former editor of Everton's Genealogical Helper magazine, and editor of the 10th and 11th editions of The Handybook for Genealogists, with more than one million copies sold. She has also authored The Directory of North American Railroads, Trekking for Ancestors, co-authored a series of 16 family history interview books entitled Celebrating and Capturing the Memories and 20 in-depth Research Guides for many aspects of family history research.

Holly and her husband, Chris P. Hansen, have been married for 38 years and are the parents of five remarkable children. Holly received an Honors BA in History from Weber State University and continues to dedicate time to education on a daily basis.

Marlo E. Schuldt President of LifeStory Productions, Inc., an Orem, Utah-based company that develops family history software and provides assistance to individuals desiring to gather, prepare, print, and share family history. With BS and MS degrees from Brigham Young University, he recently patented the Heritage Collector Software. Father of five; grandfather of eight.

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Event Agenda

- Click on a class title to read the class description
- Click on a speaker name to read their bio
- All classes are based on local time
- Agenda is subject to change without notice



Family History Expo - Colby Agenda

Friday, October 13, 2017

2:30 pm Registration and Pick up Packets
3:00 pm Session One
4:00 pm Session Two
5:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Session Three


Family History Expo - Colby Agenda

Saturday, October 14, 2017

9:00 am Session Four
10:00 am Session Five
11:00 am Session Six
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Session Seven
2:30 pm Session Eight
3:30 pm Session Nine
4:30 pm Door Prizes

Event Sponsors

Show Sponsor
Family History Expos, Inc.  
The Prairie Museum  

Supported By
LifeStory Productions, Inc,  Heritage Collector Software & 'How To' Books  

Event Contact

For more information contact:
Julie Saddler

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