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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
916-338-5800

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. She 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, and co-authored a series of 16 family history interview books entitled Celebrating and Capturing the Memories.

Holly and her husband, Chris P. Hansen, have been married for 36 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, Passport to Paradise: The Copenhagen "Mormon" Passenger Lists, Legacy of Sacrifice; Lecturer at Brigham Young University Genealogy Conferences, Federation of Genealogical Societies annual conferences, National Genealogical Society annual conferences, regional & local conferences; former Instructor/Track Coordinator, Salt Lake Institute; Author, Scandinavia – Questions & Answers in Everton’s Genealogical Helper; Field trip experience in Scandinavia & Europe, Germany, Poland, 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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5321 Date Avenue  Sacramento CA 95841

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 reservations@cpsac.com.

Event Agenda

- Click on a class title to read the class description
- Click on a speaker name to read his or her bio
- Click on the down arrow icon to read the class handout (registeration is required to view handouts)
- All classes are based on Mountain Time (Salt Lake City, Utah)
- Agenda is subject to change without notice

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Family History Expo at Sacramento, California Agenda


Friday, May 02, 2014
12:00 pm Registration & Exhibits Open
1:00 pm Opening Keynote Address
1 Sequoia Family History: it's a love story!  
( All Levels )
Don R. Anderson
2:00 pm Visit Exhibits
2:30 pm Class Session One Includes:
2 Cherrywood Research Your Swedish Heritage in Living Color Using ArkivDigital   Login First
( All Levels )
Kathy Meade
3 Chestnut Virginia Research: The Jurisdictional Challenge, Part I & II   Login First
( Experienced )
Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D.
4 Cypress Please Papa May I Go?: Records Created via the Emigration / Immigration Process   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
5 Magnolia Jewish Calendar Demystified   Login First
( All Levels )
Stephen P. Morse, Ph.D.
6 Sequoia Exploring the Resources of FamilySearch.org and its Family Tree program   Login First
( All Levels )
James L. Tanner
7 Sycamore Budding Genealogist? Get Ready to Bloom with Ten Tips for Beginner Research   Login First
( All Levels )
Sharon D. Monson
3:20 pm Visit Exhibits & Win Prizes!
3:50 pm Class Session Two Includes:
8 Cherrywood Deeds and Land Records   Login First
( Beginner )
Billy Dubois Edgington
9 Chestnut Virginia Research: The Jurisdictional Challenge, Part I & II   Login First
( Experienced )
Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D.
10 Cypress Effective Use of Scandinavian Gazetteers   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
11 Magnolia Ketubah: The Jewish Marriage Contract and What it Really Says   Login First
( All Levels )
Stephen P. Morse, Ph.D.
12 Sequoia Finding your ancestors on Ancestry.com   Login First
( All Levels )
James L. Tanner
13 Sycamore Online Cemetery Sites – More Than Just Tombstones   Login First
( All Levels )
Sharon D. Monson
4:40 pm Meal Break, Visit Exhibits & Win Prizes!
6:00 pm Class Session Three Includes:
14 Cherrywood Finding the Hardest Ones: Seven Strategies (Part I)   Login First
( Experienced )
James M. Baker, Ph.D., CG
15 Chestnut So You Think You Know How to Read a Census-- Simple Clues to Help You Avoid Errors   Login First
( All Levels )
Kathy  Burrow
16 Cypress Is It –sen or –sson or Lien or Ström? Scandinavian Naming Patterns & Lifestyles   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
17 Magnolia Finding Marriages with FamilySearch   Login First
( All Levels )
Don R. Anderson
18 Sequoia Using MyHeritage.com as a Genealogy Finding Aid   Login First
( All Levels )
James L. Tanner
19 Sycamore Organize Your Research with Genealogy Software   Login First
( All Levels )
K. Bradley Monson, MEd
6:50 pm Visit Exhibits & Win Prizes!
7:20 pm Class Session Four Includes:
20 Cherrywood Finding the Hard Ones: Part II - Solving Genealogy Puzzles with the Clues You Already Have   Login First
( All Levels )
James M. Baker, Ph.D., CG
21 Chestnut Learning to Love Charts, Forms, and Timelines - The Roadmaps to Research   Login First
( All Levels )
Kathy  Burrow
22 Cypress Mumbo Jumbo? 10 Tips for Learning to Read Scandinavian and Germanic Gothic Script   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
23 Magnolia Family History Made Easy!   Login First
( All Levels )
Paul Larsen
24 Sequoia Google Goldmine for Genealogists   Login First
( All Levels )
James L. Tanner
25 Sycamore Scanning Photos and Documents - The Basics   Login First
( All Levels )
K. Bradley Monson, MEd
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:
26 Cherrywood Learn How to Research the Swedish Estate Inventory Records   Login First
( Experienced )
Kathy Meade
27 Chestnut Tracing Your American Ancestors Who Lived through Colonial Wars   Login First
( All Levels )
Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D.
28 Cypress Find Your German Ancestors Now!: Strategies For Solving German Research Problems   Login First
( Experienced )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
29 Magnolia The Julian Calendar and Why We Need to Know It   Login First
( All Levels )
Stephen P. Morse, Ph.D.
30 Sequoia Exploring the Resources of FamilySearch.org and its Family Tree program   Login First
( All Levels )
James L. Tanner
31 Sycamore Best 25 Sources for Proving Your Pedigree   Login First
( All Levels )
Sharon D. Monson
10:50 am Visit Exhibits & Win Prizes!
11:20 am Class Session Six Includes:
32 Cherrywood The Miller Roll Application A Source for Cherokee & Southern Family History   Login First
( All Levels )
Billy Dubois Edgington
33 Chestnut Why Revolutionary War Records are Important?   Login First
( All Levels )
Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D.
34 Cypress Avoiding Mistakes in German Research   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
35 Magnolia Case Study: Genealogy of Renee Kaufman   Login First
( All Levels )
Stephen P. Morse, Ph.D.
36 Sequoia Finding your ancestors on Ancestry.com   Login First
( All Levels )
James L. Tanner
37 Sycamore Historical Records on FamilySearch: Easy Access and No Cost   Login First
( All Levels )
Sharon D. Monson
12:10 pm Meal Break, Visit Exhibits & Win Prizes!
1:30 pm Class Session Seven Includes:
38 Cherrywood Data Backup from A to Z   Login First
( All Levels )
Andrew Klein
39 Chestnut Bring Family History Home   Login First
( Beginner )
Kathy  Burrow
40 Cypress Helpful German Research Websites   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
41 Magnolia Getting and Giving Help on FamilySearch   Login First
( All Levels )
Don R. Anderson
42 Sequoia Using MyHeritage.com as a Genealogy Finding Aid   Login First
( All Levels )
James L. Tanner
43 Sycamore The Sky's the Limit - View Ancestral Homes, Schools, Churches and Cemeteries with GOOGLE   Login First
( All Levels )
K. Bradley Monson, MEd
2:20 pm Visit Exhibits & Win Prizes!
2:50 pm Class Session Eight Includes:
44 Cherrywood Your Ancestors' Handwriting Has a Story to Tell   Login First
( All Levels )
Nancy Douglas
45 Chestnut Citing your Sources - Creating a Strong Family Record   Login First
( All Levels )
Kathy  Burrow
46 Cypress What Do I Do Now?: Tools for Effective Family Tree Analysis   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
47 Magnolia Using Ancestry.com, FindMyPast.com, and MyHeritage.com LDS member accounts with FamilySearch   Login First
( All Levels )
Don R. Anderson
48 Sequoia Google Goldmine for Genealogists   Login First
( All Levels )
James L. Tanner
49 Sycamore Trails West - Territorial Migration Routes in the 1800's   Login First
( All Levels )
K. Bradley Monson, MEd
3:40 pm Last Chance Shopping for Family History Toys and Tools!
4:00 pm Closing Keynote and Grand Prizes Awarded
50 Sequoia Closing Keynote Address and Grand Prize Drawing!  
( All Levels )
Holly T. Hansen
5:00 pm Expo Ends at 5:00 pm - Travel safe and we look forward to seeing you again next year!

Event Sponsors

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Family History Expos, Inc.  


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FamilySearch  


Major Sponsorship

Celebrating Family History  




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801-829-3295