Saturday, July 27, 2013

State Guides, Records and More

I have discovered a handy web site that provides a lot of links to various sites of genealogical interest.  It's Bobbie's Genealogy Classroom.  The titles of headings are State Guides, The Records and Research Advise.  While some of the links are better than others, the overall quality of the web page is very good.  

Since I research in South Carolina, I was particularly interested in the guide for South Carolina Ancestors.  Not only is there a link to the Family History Library Wiki for South Carolina research, but also a guide to basic genealogy guides for the state and maps.  Who doesn't love maps for their research?  I was impressed with all the links to formation maps, settlement maps, maps of counties and parishes and links to atlases.

Some of the titles under "The Records" are Church Records, Apprenticeship and Indenture Records, Naturalization, Probate Records, Tax Lists and Vital Records.  As an example, the Probate Records contains information about important things to know about probate.  It also has online lesson links for more information and how to locate them.

All genealogists need help and advise.  I was particularly interested in the section on Quaker Ancestors.  There are links to major Quaker record repositories, information on Hinshaw's 6 volume Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy and much more.  If you enjoy using Google, there is a good learning guide to Google Genealogy.

Be sure to link to Bobbie's Genealogy Classroom for great genealogy connections.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Colorado Family History Expo

A fantastic program is planned for the Colorado Family History Expo which will be 2nd and 3rd August 2013 in Colorado Springs.  It will be held at the Hotel Elegante Conference & Event Center, 2886 South Circle Drive.  
Location of Hotel Elegante Conference & Event Center

The expo begins on August 2nd at 1:00 pm with keynote speaker James L. Tanner.  He will share the Top 10 Techniques that you need to locate your ancestors.   This years conference in Colorado Springs will features a track of Scandinavian classes by Ruth Ellen Maness, AG and Kathy Meade.  

Sponsors are FamilySearch, 50 Plus Marketplace News, and Celebrating Family History.  There will be exhibits by RootsMagic, 4 Cats Ink., Family Roots Publishing, Genealogy Presentation and Genealogical Institutes. has partnered with the Family History Expo to prepare each registered attendee a FREE 24"x18", 24"x32" or 24"x36" fan chart with the attendee's personal genealogy.  There is a 10% discount on any order purchased by using the discount code FHE10.  Attendees must pre-order the chart before the event to be delivered at the Expo.  Order by July 30th at  

The Colorado Family History Expo will be a great genealogy event.  I will be one of the presenters and look forward to seeing genealogy friends and making new genealogy friends.  

See 'ya in Colorado!