Thursday, August 28, 2008

MESA: 14-15 Nov 2008


By popular demand, for the first time this fall the folks at (MAF) will present a Family History Expo i
n Mesa, Arizona November 14-15, 2008 at the Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center Street, Mesa, Arizona. Ol' Myrt is please to participate in a number of activities associated with this big event:

New genealogy podcast series - a few weeks after my return from the FGS Conference (in Philadelphia next week) I'll begin a new series of podcasts specifically to interview the experts who will be appearing at Mesa. Our subject matter will centered on upcoming presentations, how participants can prepare for the event, and what sorts of research angles the Mesa speakers will tackle. Announcements about each episode will appear at the MyAncestorsFound website, and at DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Blog.

DearMYRTLE Q & A Booth - Take advantage of the opportunity to spend a few minutes with Myrt and some of the other presenters to briefly discuss your ancestral brick wall.

DearMYRTLE's classes topics include:

  • HOW to find out WHERE to look - ideas for beginning genealogists about using catalogs, directories, research outlines, GenSmarts & other how-to information to solve research dilemmas.
  • Super Sleuth 101: Basic Birth, Marriage, & Death Records - beginners often overlook these essential basics for clues about previous generations.

The Mesa Arizona Family History Expo 2008 is sure to be a hit, just as we've seen with the St. George and Logan expos sponsored by the same wonderful folks at MAF. How Holly and Kim manage to pull together so many competent speakers, add a fine array of vendors and pull thousands of people through the door, I'll never know. These events were the first to offer the syllabus in CD format -- now an apparent industry standard to which the NGS (National Genealogical Society) and FGS (Federation of Genealogical Societies) now adhere. Dick Eastman has written about MAF events in glowing terms.

Meet us in Mesa and see what all the excitement is about.

This year's theme: Cyberexchange 101: Learn the tech to trace your roots.

To find out more about this fabulous (and yet inexpensive) educational opportunity, visit the website.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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