Thursday, March 11, 2010

More on Immigration Family History Expo next week

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: This just in with details as about 50 of my DearREADERS have requested about the upcoming Immigration Family History Expo to be held next week in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Let Your Light Shine on Immigration!
Thursday, March 18th, 2010. 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
At the door registration begins at: 8:00 a.m. Thursday morning

Historic Masonic Temple
650 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Ample Free Parking
Enter from 6th East or 7th East
Registration (Includes Lunch): $45

The spirit of migration is alive and well. The past, present, and future of international migration will come together in one location on March 18, in Salt Lake City at an unprecedented Immigration Family History Expo. To register for the Immigration Expo, please see our website at

World Trade Center Utah President and CEO Lew Cramer will join the Center's Executive Vice President and COO, Elizabeth Goryunova in an opening address at the event to be held at Historic Masonic Temple, 650 E. South Temple. At the door registration begins at 8 a.m., the day's session will begin at 8:30 a.m. Cramer and Goryunova will focus on the importance of migration, immigration, and emigration today and in the future.

Lew Cramer is president and CEO of World Trade Center Utah. He has a unique perspective on modern immigration. Mr. Cramer served the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, and as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for International Trade; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Science and Electronics; and White House Fellow with the U.S. Trade Representative for the Reagan and Bush I administrations.

Elizabeth Goryunova is executive vice president and COO of World Trade Center Utah, and Director of International Relations for the Salt Lake Chamber. Her Russian roots and in-depth experience in international relations give her a unique perspective on modern-day migration. Goryunova was recognized by the US Senate affiliated organization Peace Links as one of 10 outstanding Russian women-professionals.

"I love tracking the movement of peoples throughout the world it is a thrilling and invigorating experience," Holly T. Hansen, president and founder of Family History Expos, Inc. said. "It's also a necessary process for those who want to come to a deep understanding of their ancestors and themselves."

The Immigration Family History Expo, hosted by Family History Expos, Inc., will feature notable speakers throughout the day. The event will culminate with author, producer, and director Lorie Conway's in-depth look in to the history of immigration to America. Her presentation will include a special screening of Forgotten Ellis Island: The Extraordinary Story of America's Immigrant Hospital.

Lorie Conway is author, producer and director of the moving documentary, "Forgotten Ellis Island: The Extraordinary Story of America's Immigrant Hospital." Conway has been the recipient of several national broadcast awards, including the Peabody and Cable Ace Award, and Columbia University duPont Award. She has produced numerous short films and videos for Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard and various non-profit organizations.

Other notable speakers include:

Brigham Young University Professor Fred E. Woods. Woods has held a Richard L. Evans Chair of Religious Understanding since 2005. Woods has also been a visiting professor at several universities and has lectured at many academic institutions in the United States and internationally. Professor Woods is the author or co-author of seven books and many articles, including three dozen on the topic of Mormon immigration/emigration in the 19th century. He is the editor and compiler of the Mormon Immigration Index CD released by the LDS Church in 2000. Dr. Woods will release his Mormon Migration website this year from the BYU Harold B. Lee Library.

Arlene Eakle, PhD, president and founder of The Genealogical Institute, Inc. Eakle is a consultant, lecturer, author and researcher specializing in the geographic areas of New York, Southern U.S., British Isles, Switzerland, and parts of Germany.

Kory L. Meyerink, MLS, AG, FUGA, vice-president of ProGenealogists, Inc. in Salt Lake City. Meyerink has worked with Ancestry and the Salt Lake City Family History Library. He is past president of the Utah Genealogical Association and founder of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Meyerink is a nationally-known speaker, editor of Printed Sources, and adjunct faculty for BYU and San Jose State University.

Holly T. Hansen, Family History Expos, Inc. Founder and President, is a lifelong resident of Croydon, Utah. She has been a family history educator for more than 15 years. Although she sponsors elaborate events, she also enjoys helping people one-on-one as they learn how to make technology work for them. An author, lecturer, and editor, Hansen devotes time every day to education.

Exhibitors will be at the event to offer hands-on demonstrations and techniques and technology to help researchers trace their roots.

Extend Your Visit
Many researchers are planning to spend two extra days at the renowned Family History Library to apply all they have learned at the Immigration Family History Expo. Extend your stay and join us for this informal gathering at special rates negotiated by Family History Expos, Inc. for you at these Salt Lake hotels:

Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square
122 West South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

Crystal Inn Hotel- Suites
230 W 500 S
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

Shilo Inn - Salt Lake City
206 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

Red Lion Hotel
161 W 600 S
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

Marriott Hotel Downtown Salt Lake City
75 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Baymont Inn & Suites
2080 West North Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84116

For more information, see our website at

Family History Expos, Inc.
PO Box 187
Morgan, UT 84050
Main Office: 801-829-3295

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