Thursday, May 12, 2011

Genealogy Summer

I am devoting this summer of 2011 to genealogy. That includes time spent with family as they are part of the genealogy. It will be fun!

In a few days I will be leaving for northwest Nebraska for a family get-together. From there my sister-in-law (we are the You Go Genealogy Girls) and I will leave for Salt Lake City. This is our third annual trip to spend time in the Family History Library. We are driving and will be there for two weeks.

On Thursday, June 16th, the Family History Expo will be here in North Platte, Nebraska. I will be one of the speakers. The next day we leave for Rapid City, South Dakota for a one-day Expo. The other circuit lecturers are going on to Sheridan, Wyoming from there. I will be coming back to North Platte, doing laundry and repacking to join them in Loveland, Colorado for the Colorado Family History Expo.

That takes care of June. On July 6th I will arrive in Alliance, Nebraska for the Civil War Conference on July 8th and 9th at the Knight Museum and Sandhills Center. I will be presenting three lectures.

The fun doesn't end there, so stay tuned to the Family History Expo web site for more details of what is happening in July and August. Maybe an Expo will be coming to your area. You won't want to miss the experience of attending one of them.

In August I will presenting a noon lecture about my new book, Genealogical Research in Nebraska. This will be at the North Platte Public Library on August 18th. Packed up and ready from there, I will journey to northwest Nebraska for my 50th Class Reunion. Yes, I admitted the years.

My wish list includes a trip to the east coast in September to visit family in Virginia, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. Of course, I have already started on to-do lists for genealogical research.

While I'm in Salt Lake City, read about the trip and what I'm discovering at the You Go Genealogy Girls blog. If you are near one of my summer lecturing events, be sure to introduce yourself and say "hey."

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Family History Expos Announces New Events for 2011

The spirit of family history is alive and well. Family History Expos rise to the challenge to reach out to more individuals seeking expert assistance by setting up more events in more cities, bringing education closer to home for both the curious and experienced family history seeker. There will be three events held prior to the 3rd Annual Colorado Family History Expo. The Expo will be in North Platte, Nebraska, Rapid City, South Dakota and Sheridan, Wyoming. Not your area? New events are lining up across the U.S., so stay tuned.

President and founder of Family History Expos, Inc., Holly T. Hansen, commented, "With rising fuel costs and other factors in our economy, we have taken the challenge to create more events closer to home for many of our customers and newsletter subscribers."

The circuit event will feature notable speakers, exhibits, a lite lunch/dinner and the opportunity to "Ask-the-Pros" a few personal research questions. Each event will culminate with a closing session and prize drawings for the attendees.

North Platte Expo - June 16th 4 pm to 9:30 pm
Holiday Inn Express
300 Holiday Frontage Rd.
North Platte, NE 69101

Rapid City Expo - June 18th 9 am to 5:00 pm
Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn
505 North Fifth Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

Sheridan Expo - June 21st - 4 pm to 9:30 pm
Holiday Inn
1809 Sugarland Drive
Sheridan, WY 82801

Colorado Family History Expo - June 24th, 25th - 8 am to 6 pm
Embassy Suites, Loveland - Hotel, Spa & Convention Center
4705 Clydesdale Parkway
Loveland, CO 80538

Visit for more information and to get in on early-bird registration. You can also contact them at:

PO Box 187
Morgan, UT 84050

See 'ya at an Expo!