Saturday, August 15, 2009

Salt Lake Family History Expo, Aug 28-19

If you are in the area, mark your calendar for the Salt Lake Family History Expo, to be held August 28-29, 2009 at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah. In addition to other presentations, FamilySearch will offer classes on New Family Search -- a class certain to be a hit. The New FamilySearch, currently available only to a select group is eagerly awaited by the genealogy community at large. For details, visit the Family History Expo website.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Logan Family History Expo, May 9

The Logan Family History Expo is Saturday May 9, 2009 at the Eccles Conference Center in Logan, UT. With the theme, “Learn the Tech to Trace Your Roots,” the conference will feature national speakers and vendors promoting the latest techniques and technology, with hundreds of door prizes, and opportunities to network with experienced professionals. Keynote speaker Barry J. Ewell is a Senior Marketing Manager for IBM and founder of  For more information, see the schedule of events on the conference web site.  Pre-registration cost is $45 and ends May 1, 2009. At-the-Door Cost will be $50 . The Eccles Conference Center is located at 5005 Old Main Hill, on the campus of Utah State University.

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

St. George Family History Expo, Feb 8-9

The Family History Expo 2008 (formerly the Genealogy and Family Heritage Jamboree) will be held in St. George, Utah, February 8 and 9, at the Dixie Center. This two-day event is drawing speakers and vendors from all over the U.S. and beyond. It will feature 101 presentations to choose from, more than 50 vendors and exhibitors, and the latest genealogy products and technology. Many free drawings and prizes each day!

Pre-registration is $60.00, at the door $65.00. Online pre-registration ends February 5, 2008. Registration packet, name tag, CD syllabus, and a goody bag are included in cost of registration. You may pick these up at the door.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Jewish Gen to be held in Salt Lake City

According to a recent press release, hundred of international researchers, experts and archivists will meet July 15-20 in Salt Lake City, Utah, for the 27th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. The event, offering over 100 speakers and more than 200 programs will run for six days. Held in a different city each year, the conference is under the aegis of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, the umbrella organization for nearly 80 societies. This year's event provides access to the Family History Library, the world's largest genealogical repository with extensive Jewish resources.

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Sunday, April 29, 2007

FamilySearch databases online -- a summary

An article in the Terre Haute Tribune Star, "GENEALOGY: Family Search putting three new databases online," summarizes databases recently added to FamilySearch web site, including Nova Scotia birth, marriage, and death records. As the article reports, Nova Scotia is the first Canadian province to digitize its vital statistics and offer them for free on-line viewing. Utah death certificates, 250,000+ certificates from 1905 to 1954 linked with index and images. Birth records in the county will be put on line after 100 years and death records after 50 years, to comply with privacy laws. Additionally, the Personal Ancestral File database also adds the ability to view names in family tree format. The article also notes details of the West Virginia vital records online access, added in 2005. More than 1.4 million scanned records of births, marriages, and deaths from the counties of Calhoun, Gilmer, Hardy, Harrison, Mineral, and Pendleton.

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