Holly T.   Hansen

President and Founder of Family History Expos, Inc.: A lifelong resident of Croydon, Utah, Holly is a family history educator with more than 20 years experience. Although she sponsors elaborate events, she also enjoys helping people one-on-one as they learn how to make technology work for them. Author, lecturer, editor, and publisher, Holly devotes time every day to education.


April 23, 2014
6:30 pm : Family History: it's a love story!

(All Levels) Holly and Arlene will entertain you with details on the love story of family history and how research begins with the marriage contract. 16 documents associated with a single marriage contract generated at the time the marriage takes place. Have you been using them to your best advantage?

April 24, 2014
8:30 am : Celebrating My Family Tree Software Setup and Organization

(All Levels) Learn how to use your genealogy software to organize your research files. We will be using Celebrating My Family Tree genealogy software during this class. You are welcome to bring your laptop (PC) and follow along with the presentation. (Software is available for purchase online or during the Retreat in the exhibit area.)

April 25, 2014
8:30 am : Research FUNdamentals: Principles for Successful Genealogical Research

(All Levels) Learn the principles of research that assist in correctly identifying and documenting your family history. Make sure you are not climbing the wrong tree! Beginners and Experienced researchers will increase their research skills as they implement and follow the principles of fundamental research.

3:00 pm : Goals to Focus Your Research

(All Levels) This class will help you prioritize your time and efforts as you begin a research project. Once you have a list of possible research objectives, you can then arrange the appropriate order for research.