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.


June 15, 2015
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.

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.

June 17, 2015
5:30 pm : Searching the Historical Records Collections both Digital & Film

(All Levels) Technical Tips and Research Strategies. Learn why it is important to go to the end of the film even if it has been digitized.

June 19, 2015
8:00 am : Using FamilySearch to is Fullest Potential: Beyond the Basics

(All Levels) Learn to use tools and collections available on the FamilySearch website. Learn about some of databases used to "Seed" FamilySearch's Family Tree and how that may affect your search results. We will take a look at the Learning Center, genealogies, and more.