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Family History Expo at Casper, Wyoming

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Event Location Address

Parkway Plaza Hotel & Convention Centre
123 West E Street
Casper , Wyoming 82601
307-235-1777

Click Here to view the Parkway Plaza Hotel & Convention Centre website.

Event Date/Time

June 27, 2014 12:00 PM - June 28, 2014 4:30 PM

Description and Highlights

Come join us and learn new skills to research your family history. We have a stellar program planned for you. Click here to download a PDF flyer of the event. Be sure to post it in your local area and share it with your friends and family.

Buffet meals are available for only $10 per person at the venue. They will be served Friday evening and Saturday for Lunch. You pay once you arrive.

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

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.
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

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.
Ruby Coleman : Ruby Coleman: Professional genealogical researcher, instructor, lecturer, and freelance writer. Coleman has been doing professional genealogy research for over 40 years. She has lectured at national, state, and local conferences as well as online webinars. She is the past-president of the Nebraska State Genealogical Society and the 2011 winner of the Nebraska Genealogist of the Year Award from the NSGS. Coleman is currently president of the North Platte Genealogical Society in North Platte, Nebraska.

Maps & Menus

Google Map
123 West E Street  Casper Wyoming 82601

Event Registration Fee

  • Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Event Lodging

  • Parkway Plaza Hotel & Convention Center

    123 West E Street

    Casper, Wyoming 82601

    Room - Run of the house - $70.00

    The $70.00 room rate is per night and does not include taxes. To reserve your room call the hotel at 307-235-1777. Be sure to ask for the Family History Expos rate.

    Cut off Date: This rate is good through June 12, 2014. Rooms booked after this date will be based on hotel availability.

    Amenities include:

    Free wireless  high speed internet

    Heated indoor pool and sauna

    Fitness room

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 Casper, Wyoming Agenda


Friday, June 27, 2014
12:00 pm Registration & Exhibits Open
1:00 pm Opening Keynote Address
1 Mardi Gras Family History: it's a love story!  
( All Levels )
Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D.
2 Mardi Gras Family History: it's a love story!  
( All Levels )
Holly T. Hansen
2:00 pm Visit Exhibits
2:30 pm Class Session One Includes:
3 Mardi Gras Organizing Your Genealogy Mess   Login First
( Beginner )
Ruby Coleman
4 Natrona Mumbo Jumbo? 10 Tips for Learning to Read Scandinavian and Germanic Gothic Script   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
5 Wyoming Using Flip-Pal with Genealogy   Login First
( All Levels )
Philipp M. Mayer
3:20 pm Visit Exhibits & Win Prizes!
3:50 pm Class Session Two Includes:
6 Mardi Gras Treasures in Genealogical Research   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruby Coleman
7 Natrona What Do I Do Now?: Tools for Effective Family Tree Analysis   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
8 Wyoming Online Trees - Separating Fact from Fiction   Login First
( All Levels )
Sharon D. Monson
4:40 pm Meal Break, Visit Exhibits & Win Prizes!
6:00 pm Class Session Three Includes:
9 Mardi Gras Migrations of Church Groups to the Mid-West: Routes and Sources   Login First
( Experienced )
Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D.
10 Natrona Effective Use of Scandinavian Gazetteers   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
11 Wyoming The FamilySearch Catalog: Key to the Collections   Login First
( All Levels )
Sharon D. Monson
6:50 pm Visit Exhibits & Win Prizes!
7:20 pm Class Session Four Includes:
12 Mardi Gras Immigration Sources: Passenger Lists--Everything You Wanted or Needed to Know   Login First
( All Levels )
Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D.
13 Natrona Much More Exists Than Passenger Lists!: Putting Your Ancestor Back in the Homeland   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
14 Wyoming Organize Your Research with Genealogy Software   Login First
( All Levels )
K. Bradley Monson, MEd
7:30 pm Exhibits Close at 7:30 PM
8:10 pm Class Session Four Concludes at 8:10 PM. See you in the morning!
 

Family History Expo at Casper, Wyoming Agenda


Saturday, June 28, 2014
9:00 am Registration & Exhibits Open
10:00 am Class Session Five Includes:
15 Mardi Gras Pennsylvania Migration Patterns   Login First
( Experienced )
Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D.
16 Natrona Organizing Genealogical Information   Login First
( All Levels )
Philipp M. Mayer
17 Wyoming Reading Old Style Handwriting   Login First
( All Levels )
Sharon D. Monson
10:50 am Visit Exhibits & Win Prizes!
11:20 am Class Session Six Includes:
18 Mardi Gras Welcome to America: The Immigrant Woman   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruby Coleman
19 Natrona Presenting Genealogical Information   Login First
( All Levels )
Philipp M. Mayer
20 Wyoming Two Soldiers with the Same Name - Which One is Mine?   Login First
( All Levels )
Sharon D. Monson
12:10 pm Meal Break, Visit Exhibits & Win Prizes!
1:30 pm Class Session Seven Includes:
21 Mardi Gras Am I An American Now? — Becoming Naturalized   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruby Coleman
22 Natrona Little Used But Important Sources: Swedish Tax & Catechism and Danish Communion Records   Login First
( Experienced )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
23 Wyoming Trails West - Territorial Migration Routes in the 1800's   Login First
( All Levels )
K. Bradley Monson, MEd
2:20 pm Visit Exhibits & Win Prizes!
2:50 pm Class Session Eight Includes:
24 Mardi Gras 10 Great Things About the 1940 US Census   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruby Coleman
25 Natrona Avoiding Mistakes in German Research   Login First
( All Levels )
Ruth Ellen Maness, AG
26 Wyoming Scanning Photos and Documents - The Basics   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
27 Mardi Gras 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

Show Sponsor

Family History Expos, Inc.  


Supported By

FamilySearch  


Local Sponsorship

Natrona County Genealogical Society  


Major Sponsorship

Celebrating Family History  




Event Contact

For more information contact:
FHE Office
info@fhexpos.com
801-829-3295