If you’re looking for a little warm weather at this time of year a good place to look is St George. The Family History Expos conference will take place February 24 and 25, 2012. Just in time to give a little warmth after the cold winter months.
Family History Expos has become one of the best conferences in the nation for those looking to broaden their family history skills. Online early bird registration is only $39.00. At the door the price is $99.00. This is an incredible value compared to some of the national conferences whose cost is nearly $300 for registration.
I had the opportunity to attend and speak at a Family History Expos conference in St George a few years ago. The conference was large enough to attract national calibre speakers, but small enough to provide individual help experiences for the attendees.
With more than sixty classes there is a wide variety of learning and networking opportunities. Classes include:
German research training from Baerbel Johnson of The Family History Library
Family history consultant training
British Isles Migration
British land records
How to use social media to increase success
Wills and probate records
Many software courses including RootsMagic, AGES-online, and PERSI
Irish ancestral research
Organizing and preserving information
and many many other courses on a variety of subjects.
Family History Expos is organized by a Morgan County resident, Holly Hansen. Hansen has been involved in family history for many years and with many projects. She began family history expos several years ago and has built a wonderful organization that brings genealogical conferences to many communities that would not otherwise have the opportunity. Her approach of keeping costs low so many can attend and of asking the speakers to volunteer their time has made this conference both high quality and low cost.
The other wonderful thing about Family History Expos conferences is that they offer courses and help for a wide range of experience. Whether you are just beginning family history research and want to learn the basics, or have been researching a lifetime there are courses for you at the Expo.
The website for Family History Expos is:
Have a look at the webiste for more information and other locations. If you have the time, are looking for a little warm weather, and want to improve your skills, the St. George conference is a safe bet.