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.


October 19, 2015
8:00 am : The Importance of Census Research: More than an Index of Names

(All Levels) The Census is a key tool to successfully researching US families. Learn how to go in-depth for the nitty gritty for solving your research problems. This class will set you on your heals and prepare you for the in-depth study of US, State, and Local census research opportunities.

October 20, 2015
5:30 pm : 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.

October 22, 2015
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.