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.

Schedule

April 13, 2015
8:00 am : Welcome and Introduction of Professionals

(All Levels) Meet our professionals and learn how to get the most for your time with us.

 
8:00 am : Introduction to the NEW FamilySearch Catalog: Use it Like a Pro

(All Levels) This class is required! Learn how to find records in this amazing Library of almost 3 million reels of microfilm, 500,000 printed and manuscript books, with supporting online databases (9,000), and much, much more on 5 full floors! Or in other words: How to find and correctly document your ancestors without being intimidated by the sheer magnitude of the records available.

April 14, 2015
8:00 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.

 
5:30 pm : Reading Old Style Handwriting: An Essential Research Skill

(All Levels) You will be looking at old English handwritten records. There is no typing, no transcription and it's just your eyes and hard to read words on a page. This class compares writing styles from different time periods and discusses common phrases in old documents.

April 16, 2015
5:30 pm : Census Techniques and Strategies for Locating Family Members

(All Levels) Census research is a vital step to thoroughly investigating and locating clues to building whole families. In this class we will look at the different access points available for census records today. We will refine searching techniques and look at strategies to improve your success in census records.