For Immediate Release
7 November 2007
FamilySearch and My Ancestors Found Team Up to Sponsor the 4th Annual Family History EXPO in St. George, Utah.
MORGAN, UTAH - FamilySearch and My Ancestors Found (MAF) announce the 4th annual Family History EXPO in St. George, Utah, February 8-9, 2008. The EXPO (formerly known as the Genealogy and Family Heritage Jamboree) has become one of the largest and best attended family history events in the country.
Paul Nauta, Manager of Public Affairs, FamilySearch (TM) says, “I look forward to seeing you again in February 2008 in St. George. It appears your family history expositions continue to grow and succeed. We're happy to be involved and look forward to participating as a sponsor in 2008.”
“Working with FamilySearch is a natural, since our organizations share similar goals. FamilySearch works to preserve access to the world’s important record collections and MyAncestorsFound.com serves to teach researchers how to evaluate the surviving source documents that mention ancestors,” says Holly Hansen, MAF President.
“The proliferation of indexes and scanned images on the web means genealogists must learn to sift through the information overload. Based on the 100+ course materials compiled for the syllabus, attendees of the Family History EXPO can expect to come away with increased knowledge, enthusiasm, and products designed to catapult them forward in their search for answers to family history questions.” Holly continues “The large exhibit hall will feature thousands of family history items demonstrated by experts from as far away as Hawaii, Connecticut, California, Illinois, Arizona, Utah, Washington, Maryland, New Jersey, Florida, Idaho, and England. Additional sponsors include the Godfrey Memorial Library, WorldVitalRecords.com, Ancestry.com, Footnote.com and DearMYRTLE.com.”
The Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU), doing business as FamilySearch, is a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. FamilySearch maintains the world's largest repository of genealogical resources; these resources may be accessed through FamilySearch.org, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and over 4,500 family history centers in 70 countries. FamilySearch is a trademark licensed to GSU and is registered in the United States of America and other countries.
About My Ancestors Found
Tapis and Associates, doing business as My Ancestors Found (MAF), sponsors events to educate and inspire individuals to discover their heritage through sponsoring family history events, producing educational and instructional materials of value to family historians. Event and product details can be accessed through MyAncestorsFound.com.
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