Wednesday, November 2, 2011

See You At The Georgia Family History Expo Nov. 11 & 12

It's hard to believe that it is already November, and that means I'll be attending the last genealogy conference of 2011.  The Georgia Family History Expo will be held November 11 & 12, 2011 in Duluth Georgia at the Gwinnett Center.

This is my first time attending this particular expo, and it promises to be an exciting one.  I'll be presenting three classes:

  • Google Earth for Genealogy
  • Ultimate Google Search Strategies
  • How to Create Awesome Family History Tours with Google Earth

When I'm not in class you will find me at my booth in the exhibit hall (booth #2) and my daughter (my right-arm) Vienna will be with me. We'll be answering your questions and I'll be signing copies of my book The Genealogist's Google Toolbox.

Expos offer a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere for soaking up family history and checking out the latest products and resources. I can't think of a better way to spend the day!

You can register online here.

Gwinnett Center
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, Georgia – 30097

Visit with Exhibitors from Across the United States: - Salt Lake City, Utah (Sponsor)
Georgia Genealogical Society – Atlanta, Georgia (Sponsor)
Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society – Metro Atlanta Chapter (Sponsor) — Los Angeles, California (Sponsor)
Genealogy Gems Podcast – San Ramon, California
Family Roots Publishing – Bountiful, Utah
Stories To Tell – Redding, California
AGES-online — Lenexa, Kansas
Family Tree DNA – Houston, Texas
Wolf's Head Books – St. Augustine, Florida – Huntersville, North Carolina
Genealogy Book Printing — Glenville, Georgia 
Creative Continuum — Anaheim, California
Gene Tree — Salt Lake City, Utah
Creative Memories — Stone Mountain, Georgia
The Genealogical Institute — Tremonton, Utah
And more

Hear from Nationally Recognized Speakers:
Lisa Louise Cooke – California
DearMYRTLE – Utah/Virginia
Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D. - Utah
Thomas Jay Kemp – Connecticut
Robert Scott Davis – Alabama
M. Bridget Cook – Utah
Ann Mohr Osisek – Florida
Anita R. Paul – Georgia
Seema-Jayne Kenney – Massachusetts 
Ken Aubuchon – Kansas  
Joleen Aitchison – Missouri
And more

All the details are available online here

Over at his Genealogy Blog Leland Meitzler is reporting that The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah will be offering free book scanning services at this years expo:
"Benefits of scanning your book:
  • Share it with others easily and inexpensively
  • Have a copy of your book preserved by FamilySearch
  • Provide access to others who may share your ancestral lines by making the book available free of charge on
How it works:
  • Sign-up and reserve your time for your book to be scanned (300 page limit)
  • If your book is copyrighted, print out and have the copyright holder sign the permission form in order for scanning to be performed
  • Bring your book and signed permission form to the FamilySearch Scanning booth at the Expo on day of your reservation. Please drop the book off before 10:00 am, if possible, to allow maximum time for scanning
  • Pick up your book and the digital copy on a flash drive provided by FamilySearch at the end of the day
Sign up online to reserve a day for your book to be scanned:
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