Of course, I am participating -- but wouldn't you like to get out of the cold and snow and talk with like-minded genealogy nuts? Drew told me that it was 20 degrees in Tampa earlier this month! Dick Eastman told me that he is coming to the event, even though he isn't a presenter this year -- that's how impressed HE is about the St. George events sponsored by our friends at MyAncestorsFound.com.
- View Kip Sperry at RootsTelevision talking about the upcoming conference:
- View Lisa Louise Cooke's Come one Come all! (a video about the conference)
From yesterday's email from MyAncestorsFound.com, we read:
Just what you’ve been waiting for!
A two-day EXPO designed to
supercharge your ancestral quest.
WHAT: The St. George Family History EXPO
WHERE: Dixie Convention Center
1835 Convention Center Drive
St. George, UT
WHEN: 8 am to 6 pm ~ February 8 & 9, 2008
THEME: Pirates of the Pedigree
20 jam-packed hours of genealogy!
This year’s keynote theme “Pirates of the Pedigree” is all about saving our genealogical gems from the pirates of time, war, weather, and the ravages of misinterpretation. Come learn how to build your true family tree!
We’re honored to have Beau Sharbrough give the keynote address. He is the Vice President of Content at the historical documents website, Footnote.com. Beau is a popular writer and lecturer on technical topics in genealogy, but has a humorous approach to getting the job done. He is a former president of GENTECH, the founder of the FGS Federation of Genealogical Societies and GENTECH websites, and formerly worked on tree products at Ancestry.com.
MyAncestorsFound.com has gathered the Creamof the Crop when it comes to knowledgeable and creative family history instructors. With this amazing group of teachers lined up you will have more than 101 fantastic classes to choose from including the latest about Swedish, Scandinavian, German, Hispanic, Italian, immigrant and US ancestry, and what to do about digital copies of documents in your library and on the net at FamilySearch, Ancestry.com, WorldVitalRecords.com, Footnote.com, GenealogyBank.com, DearMYRTLE.com, Generation Maps, Family Tree Magazine, Roots Television and more. Find out how to decipher handwriting, write personal histories, document your sources, get organized, surf the web, and use the latest genealogy software programs. Learn about the records centers in our region that are chock full of information to help genealogists climb their family trees.
Mark your calendars for Friday night’s special banquet, "Come Away with Me": Time Travel Set to Music and dinner with Jean Wilcox Hibben!
A musical look at events that shaped America and the newly arrived immigrants. This presentation touches on some key moments in United States history that affected both the current residents and their future generations (us). Songs of Colonial times, the Civil War, Prohibition, Westward Migration, etc., along with songs about various phenomena that shaped the future for everyone, including the building of railroads, working in the mines, settling new areas, etc., create a musical picture of what our ancestors endured and enjoyed. This program suitable for all ages is sponsored by the Godfrey Memorial Library of Middletown, CT. All attendees will receive a complimentary Red Scholar 12 month membership to the Godfrey.org website (valued at $35). Those nterested will want to sign up quickly, as reservations for this event are limited. Register today at http://www.myancestorsfound.com/.
THE EXHIBIT HALL
- Jam-packed with over 60 displays and vendors
- Test drive software programs
- Browse books
- Bargain hunt among preservation treasures
- Demo the latest internet technologies
- Have Pedigree Wall Charts printed onsite (Bring your digital file)
Thousands of dollars in fabulous prizes will be given out both days to registered attendees! Some of the prizes that will be given out are:
- My Ancestors Found FHL Research Retreat (Value $299)
- Family Tree Magazine - subscription; 3 Books; 2 Family Tree CDs (Value $150)
- World Vital Records- 1 Software: Family Tree Maker 2008 & 1 Annual Subscription to World Vital Records.com (Value $150)
- Ancestry.com- 1 year subscription to Ancestry.com World Deluxe (Value $299.40)
- FamilySearch- 1 Backpack
- 4 Footnote.com annual subscriptions (Value $59.95 each)
- 2 Hoodie Sweat Shirts (Value $40 each) from Geni.com
- 1 Signed copy of the book Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies by Lisa L. Cooke (Value $15.98) from Genealogy Gems Podcast
- 1 Decorative Generation Map Chart (Value $59.95) from Generation Maps
And the list goes on and on including software, books, family history
supplies and more.
Q & A BOOTH
Be prepared for a select group of instructors who will be on hand to answer your personal research questions. The value of a one-on-one consultation with a professional genealogist far exceeds the cost of admittance to this event. Professional answers will open your mind to new research strategies.
DearMYRTLE is so excited to help attendees discover missing pirates and honorable pioneers on their pedigree charts and says, “I’m bringing my clipboard so that I can focus on writing out actual genealogy prescriptions for what to do next!”
YOUR ANCESTORS ARE JUST WAITING TO BE RE-DISCOVERED
No need to put it off any longer! The Holiday’s are over, and the kids are back in school, so now is the time to focus on your genealogy and family history with help from ‘Pirates of the Pedigree’ a super great genealogy conference.
Register online at http://www.myancestorsfound.com/ Or call 801.829.3295
Visit http://www.myancestorsfound.com/ for further information 801.829.3295