Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Online family history fair 29 Sept 2007

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following announcement has been distributed by our friends at All inquiries should be addressed to: offers free genealogy classes

Theme: My Immigrant Ancestors

29 September 2007
8:00 am MDT to 4:00 pm MDT.

This fair is for the general public and will discuss family history research for foreign ancestors. If you would like to attend this fair, please become a member through this website. Membership is FREE. Once you sign up as a member, you will receive instructions how to download the necessary software (which is also free). We ask that you join by Wednesday, September 26, to allow time for you to receive software download instructions and the necessary Content ID and Access Codes.

Click Here to download the FAIR SYLLABUS.

8:00 AM - Welcome Gena Philibert Ortega, CA,USA
8:10 AM - Getting Organized Amy Anderson, CO,USA
8:45 AM - Swedish Podcast Anna Karin, Sweden
9:00 AM - English Records before 1837 Peter Berrie, England
9:55 AM - Break 10:00 AM - An Intro. to Online Scottish Research Peter Berrie, England
10:55 AM - Break 11:00 AM - Swedish Research Janet Hovorka, UT, USA
12:00 PM - Lunch and Discussion

1:00 PM - Welcome Gena Philibert Ortega, CA, USA
1:05 PM - Hamburg Passenger Lists Sandra Raymond Jarvis, UT,USA
2:00 PM - Break 2:05 PM - Researching German Records "when you don't speak German" Jean Wilcox Hibben,MA,CG CA,USA
3:00 PM - Roots Magic
3:15 PM - Genealogy Jam Session Gena Philibert Ortega, CA,USA
4:00 PM - End of Fair

NOTE: If you plan to attend the Family History Fair on September 29, starting at 8am MDT, you must first download content or you will not be able to log in. (We recommend you download content the day before the fair, especially if you have dial-up.)

PLEASE NOTE: The content ID code has been changed to fhlo.fair29

To download content:
· Connect to the internet
· Open the ReGL viewer (if you have not yet installed the viewer, go to and follow the instructions)
· Click on the “UPDATE ReGL” button
· Click on the “UPDATE CONTENT” button
· Type in the field: fhlo.fair29 then click next
· Click on “Install”

To log-on to the fair:
· Connect to the internet
· Open the ReGL viewer
· Enter your name, type of internet connection (cable, dialup, etc.) and your location (state or country) i.e.: Lynne.cable.UT
· Enter the session code: fhlo.fair

Remember: there is a content ID code and a LOG-ON session code; different for each code.

If you have difficulties, please send an email to or call 801-643-0414. Enjoy the fair!

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