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Family History Expo at Sacramento, California

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Event Location Address

Crowne Plaza Sacramento Northeast
5321 Date Avenue
Sacramento , CA 95841

Click Here to view the Crowne Plaza Sacramento Northeast website.

Event Date/Time

May 2, 2014 12:00 PM - May 3, 2014 4:30 PM

Description and Highlights

Come join us at our 6th annual Northern California Family History Expo. Research classes, technology classes, and so much more will be offered to assist you with your family history goals!

Click here to download a flyer  share it with friends, your genealogy group, and post in your local library or church. We want everyone interested in family history to have an opportunity to attend and increase research and Internet skills.

There will be a buffet meals available at $10 per person for Friday evening and Saturday lunch. You pay once you are there.

Class Handouts are included with registration. PDF handouts are available for download directly from the website once you have completed your online registration. You are encouraged to print copies and bring them with you for the classes you plan to attend. You also have the option to purchase our 2014 Family History Expos Class Handouts in printed book format for only $25.00. The 2014 edition contains handouts for several Expos, you will enjoy the bonus materials. Purchase the 2014 Class Handouts as you register or directly from our online Store. Notice: We are not providing handouts on CD this year as many computers no longer have CD drives. Be sure to bring copies with you or pre-purchase the printed version and we will deliver it to you at the Expo.

Opening Keynote

Don R. Anderson Senior Vice President for FamilySearch. In this role, he has the responsibility for the Patron and Partner Services organization including the relationships between FamilySearch and commercial genealogical organizations, the FamilySearch Family History Library and the worldwide support organization.

Don’s responsibilities include forging partnerships with other genealogical organizations to provide industry solutions for patrons to accomplish the work of finding their families. He also leads FamilySearch’s efforts to provide help to those searching for ancestors using FamilySearch including the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and the FamilySearch website. He is responsible for services delivered to FamilySearch patrons via telephone, e-mail, and the Internet in more than 12 languages from more than 110 countries worldwide with an excess of 10 million interactions annually.

Don is married to the former Anne Russell and they are the parents of two boys.

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.

Notable Presenters

Stephen P. Morse, Ph.D. Stephen Morse is the creator of the One-Step Website for which he has received both the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Outstanding Contribution Award from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, the Award of Merit from the National Genealogical Society, the first ever Excellence Award from the Association of Professional Genealogists, and two awards that he cannot pronounce from Polish Genealogical Societies.

In his other life Morse is a computer professional with a doctorate degree in electrical engineering. He has held various research, development, and teaching positions, authored numerous technical papers, written four textbooks, and holds four patents. He is best known as the architect of the Intel 8086 (the granddaddy of today's Pentium processor), which sparked the PC revolution 30 years ago.

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. She has addressed more than 600 conferences, expos, seminars, and retreats.

Dr. Eakle is an expert in tracing families from New York, Southern U.S., British Isles, Switzerland, and parts of Germany. She claims a 96% success rate.

Dr. Eakle writes more than six blogs—Genealogy Evidence (since 2006), Kentucky, Scots-Irish, New York, Tennessee, Virginia and The Kingdoms: England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and the Isles of the Sea. The focus of The Kingdoms blog is on the time period before America was settled, up to 1750.

The Genealogy Library Center, Inc., a non-profit genealogy library established by Arlene and her husband Alma Eakle, will be open to the public: With more than 100 manuscript collections, including a 6 ½ ton collection of English research materials; the Holly T. Hansen United States Book Collection (especially Virginia and Kentucky marriage records); and the Conner-Bishop Book Collection of more than 70,000 volumes.

Something you may not know about Dr. Eakle: She was an ethnic surname consultant to the US Bureau of the Census and the National Archives for the 1990 Federal Census.

Ruth Ellen Maness, AG 35+ years experience in Germanic & Scandinavian records, former Senior Consultant at the FamilySearch Family History Library; Co-author, German and Scandinavian Research Guide; German Research Guide: Sources Strategies, & Methodology; Scandinavian Research Guide: Sources and Strategies; Locating Ancestors in the Old Country: A Research Guide; and Passport to Paradise: The Copenhagen "Mormon" Passenger Lists, Legacy of Sacrifice. She is frequently a lecturer at the National Genealogical Society annual conferences, Federation of Genealogical Societies annual conferences, Brigham Young University Genealogy Conferences and many other regional & local conferences; Maness is the former Instructor/Track Coordinator at the Salt Lake Institute. Maness is the author for, Scandinavia – Questions & Answers in Everton’s Genealogical Helper magazine. Maness spends at least 6 weeks each year doing field research in Scandinavia, Europe, Germany, and Poland. She also has done field trips in England, South Africa, and Eastern/Southern/Mid-Western United States of America.

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.

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Event Registration Fee

  • Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Event Lodging

  • Crowne Plaza Sacramento Northeast

    5321 Date Avenue
    Sacramento, California 95841

    Room - King or Double Queen - $69.00

    The $69.00 room rate is per night and does not include taxes.  This rate will be available two days pre and post convention based on hotel availability.  All sleeping rooms are subject to 12% occupancy tax and a tourism assessment fee of 1.25% per room per night. 

    Hotel check in time is after 3:00pm and check out time is prior to 12:00noon.  The hotel will make every effort to accommodate requests for early check-in or late check out, however they cannot guarantee being able to do so.

     Method of Reservations - Online, Phone, or Email

    Online:  Click Here to make hotel reservation online.

    Phone: You must make their own reservation by calling (916) 338-5800.  When you call, please identify yourself as being with Family History Expos

    Email: If you would like to email your reservation request, you may do so by sending your arrival date, departure date, guarantee credit card, and note that you are with Family History Expos room block to

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 at Sacramento, California Agenda

Friday, May 02, 2014

12:00 pm Registration & Exhibits Open
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!


Family History Expo at Sacramento, California Agenda

Saturday, May 03, 2014

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 Shopping for Family History Toys and Tools!
4:00 pm Closing Keynote and Grand Prizes Awarded
5:00 pm Expo Ends at 5:00 pm - Travel safe and we look forward to seeing you again next year!

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