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Colorado Family History Expo 2013

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Event Location Address

Hotel Elegante (formerly Crowne Plaza)
2886 South Circle Drive
Colorado Springs , Colorado 80906

Click Here to view the Hotel Elegante (formerly Crowne Plaza) website.

Event Date/Time

August 2, 2013 12:00 PM - August 3, 2013 4:30 PM

Description and Highlights

"Come join us at the Colorado Expo and learn how to research your family history and extend your pedigree!"

Your syllabus handouts on CD are included with your registration fee. If you also want a printed copy of the handouts for note-taking at the Expo be sure to purchase it when you register for this event (if you have questions be sure to call us 801-829-3295).

We have worked with the hotel to offer box lunches this year to help avoid crowding during the meal breaks. Be sure to purchase yours during your registration for the event to ensure you have one waiting for you. We have also arranged for additional seating during the meal breaks please watch for signs.

Opening Keynote

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.

He has nearly 40 years experience as a trial attorney in Arizona with experience in both real estate and probate law among other areas of the law. His expertise is in high demand, he taught classes at the Mesa FamilySearch Library for 10 years. He is currently teaching from nine to eleven hours a week at the BYU FamilySearch Library and training all Missionaries on the floor. He is the author of The Guide to FamilySearch Online.

James is an avid Blogger and his genealogy blog, Genealogy's Star is one of the top genealogy blogs in the US. He has been a presenter at a number of Expos and Conferences. He is the former owner of a retail computer business and Apple Macintosh software company.

Closing Keynote

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.

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Event Registration Fee

  • Saturday, December 01, 2012

Event Lodging

  • Hotel Elegante (formerly Crowne Plaza)

    2886 South Circle Drive
    Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906

    Room - Single - $99.00

    A dedicated booking website has been created for you to make, modify and cancel your hotel reservations online, as well as take advantage of any room upgrades, amenities or other services offered by the hotel.  To book your hotel room online, please click the link below:

    If you prefer, reservations can also be made by calling 719-576-5900 and telling the reservationist that you are part of the Family History Expo attending a conference at the Crowne Plaza Colorado Springs.

    The cutoff date for making reservations is Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Following this cutoff date, reservations will be made on a space and rate available basis.

    The Crowne Plaza Colorado Springs is conveniently located off I-25 south of Colorado Springs.  There are restaurants on-site and they offer free parking and complimentary internet  in each room. Check-in is at 3:00pm and check-out is at 11:00am.  A complimentary cooked to order breakfast is included in the $99 rate as well as a nightly manager's reception!

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



Colorado Family History Expo 2013 Agenda

Friday, August 02, 2013

12:00 pm Registration & Exhibit Hall Opens
1:00 pm Opening Keynote Address
2:00 pm Visit Exhibits
2:30 pm Class Session One Includes:
3:20 pm Visit Exhibits & Win Prizes
3:50 pm Class Session Two Includes:
4:40 pm Meal Break, Visit Exhibits & Win Prizes!
6:00 pm Class Session Three Includes:
6:50 pm Visit Exhibits & Win Prizes!
7:20 pm Class Session Four Includes:
7:30 pm Exhibit Hall Closes at 7:30 PM
8:10 pm Class Session Four Concludes at 8:10 PM. See you in the morning!


Colorado Family History Expo 2013 Agenda

Saturday, August 03, 2013

9:00 am Registration & Exhibits Open
10:00 am Class Session Five Includes:
10:50 am Visit Exhibits & Win Prizes!
11:20 am Class Session Six Includes:
12:10 pm Meal Break, Visit Exhibits & Win Prizes!
1:30 pm Class Session Seven Includes:
2:20 pm Visit Exhibits & Win Prizes!
2:50 pm Class Session Eight Includes:
3:40 pm Last Chance to Visit Exhibits - Exhibits close at 4:00 pm
4:00 pm Closing Keynote and Grand Prizes Awarded
5:00 pm Expo Ends at 5:00 pm - We look forward to seeing you again next year!

Event Sponsors

Show Sponsor
Family History Expos, Inc.  

Supported By

Media Sponsorship
50 Plus Market  

Event Contact

For more information contact:
Dan Thomson

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