Thursday, May 15, 2008

Mesa, Family History Phonebook & SLC help

There is a buzz among NGS conference attendees about what's going on out west with (MAF) in the form of their family history expos and a new item called the Family History Phonebook.

In fact, I've met more than a dozen who favorably compare the attendance at last February's St. George MAF event with the perceived attendance here.

MAF Family History Expo - Mesa
  • WHERE: Mesa Convention Center 263 N. Center Street, Mesa, Arizona
  • WHEN: 8 am to 6 pm ~ November 14th-15th, 2008
  • WHAT: Cyberexchange 101: Learn the tech to trace your roots
See:, or email: or call Holly at 866.701.5071. Holly is at the NGS Conference right now, so Kim will answer.

Family History Phone Book
A new (free) product with tens of thousands of entries -- My Ancestors Found's Family History Phonebook expected to debut in November 2008 is sure to be a hit among researchers. This downloadable mega-book (I believe in .pdf format) will include free listings of societies, archives, libraries and government record repositories throughout the world. Some entrants may elect to pay for a larger entry, advertising and multiple keyword searches. DearMYRTLE's keywords will include at least include the word podcast.

Salt Lake FHL Help
As long as ol' Myrt here is writing about what is doing to help you with research, let me mention the dates of the next Family History Library Research Retreat with Professional Assistance. I've finally clocked enough hours at the FHL to participate as an advisor.
  • WHERE: Salt Lake City, Utah Plaza Hotel with daily research in the adjacent Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
  • WHEN: October 27th through November 1st, 2008
  • WHAT: Individualized, professional classes, guided tours and research time
Hmmm, seasoned professionals available eight hours a day to work with you in one-on-one sessions to guide you in your research? Just the trip to get you past some of those brick walls.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
Your friend in genealogy.

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