The following announcement was written by My Ancestors Found:
“Cyber Exchange 101”
Call for Papers
Mesa Convention Center
263 North Center Street, Mesa, Arizona
November 14-15, 2008
My Ancestors Found issues this call for papers to those interested in being a Speaker at our upcoming conference to be held at the Mesa Convention Center.
Presentation submission deadline is April 30, 2008.
Reasons to Participate in the Expo!
- 1st Annual event
- Affordable (Free to presenters)
- Present and share your expertise to large groups of family history enthusiasts in the Mesa Conference Center (It is a large, attractive facility with easy unloading and loading and ample free parking for everyone)
- Opportunity to meet many new genealogy and family history enthusiasts
- The weather is great! In November, the temperature averages 60.8° and sunny (75° high 46° low). Bring your sweater/jacket and come have fun in Sunny Arizona!
- Our emphasis for this event will focus on using Cyber Space to discover, prove the evidence, & exchange family history.
- We are looking for some great topics in the following areas:
- Basic Online for Beginners
- Organizational Software for Beginners
- Internet and Email for Beginners
- General Research Skills, Analysis, & Organization for all levels of experience
- LDS Family History Center and Ward Consultant Skill Building
- Specific Topics for the Experienced Researcher
- In Depth Topics for the Advanced Researcher
- Please submit up to eight titles; the maximum chosen will be four. The Speaker Committee will choose those best fit for our audience.
- We will let you know which classes you have been selected to present ASAP.
- In order to keep attendance costs to a minimum, we will not be paying speakers. You will, however, receive the full two day Expo registration free ($90.00 value), an Expo syllabus on CD ($10.00 value) and a gift pack of items donated by our vendors, local businesses, and other significant businesses (Priceless).
- If you have questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Read the disclaimer below. Your submission to My Ancestors Found will constitute acceptance of this agreement.
I would like to be a speaker at the Mesa, Arizona Family History Expo “Cyber Exchange 101” held November 14-15, 2008. I will submit a brief, one paragraph biography and syllabus materials when requested. I will be responsible for setting up my own room displays/equipment according to the schedule provided and will abide with common courtesy to the other speakers and stay within the allotted time of my assigned speaking schedule. I will abide by all of the policies/regulations established by the Mesa Convention Center. Any problems I have will be directed to the Event Coordinator, Holly Hansen, or a designated representative. I am aware that a podium, microphone, and small table will only be provided. However, no LCD or overhead projectors will be provided and I will need to bring my own if desired. I am aware that I will receive no financial compensation for speaking.
If I am unable to attend the Expo, I will contact My Ancestors Found (801-829-3295) as soon as possible to give them ample time to make other arrangements.
2. Send the following to email@example.com by April 30, 2008:
· Up to eight class titles with a brief description and the level of expertise (beginner, experienced, or advanced). See samples below.
· Your name, company, address, and phone number.
· Tell us of any special considerations you may need.
Sample Lecture Submissions:
a. Online Pedigree Charts and Other Great Forms
(Beginner) This class will focus on using various charts and forms to aid in the process of basic research. It will guide the student into a path leading to proper analysis of information as they move through the research process. Examples of different forms will be presented.
b. The Ethnic Experience:
(Experienced) This lecture will focus on US migration routes and settlement patterns. We will examine ethnic and religious migrations and identify the key record sources and maps needed to help you discover your ancestor's movements in America and to accurately document their lives. Many online resources will be investigated.
c. Beyond the Basics to Success:
(Experienced-Advanced) The focus of this class is on mastering US probate records. We will explore testate vs. intestate estates, types of wills, unrecorded wills, probate proceedings and the myriad related records including administrations, petitions, bonds, inventories, accounts, property divisions, publications, releases, guardianships and a vast number of miscellaneous records.
Don’t pass up this great opportunity. Submit your presentation titles today!
President, My Ancestors Found