Family History Expos, Inc. (www.fhexpos.com) has expanded its popular exhibitions to include the East Coast and the Mid-Western United States in 2010. The company has also announced the addition of a full-time event coordinator to facilitate this growth.
The Utah-based company headquartered in Croydon, Utah, has been holding successful Expos throughout the Western United States for six years. Through classes and hands-on exhibits, participants learn the art and feel the experience of family history research. The company’s focus is on new techniques and technologies that make the research process more accurate, faster, convenient, and immediately rewarding.
“We have had so many requests to expand our services to these new areas. The time has finally come and we couldn’t be more excited,” FHE Founder and President Holly T. Hansen said.
Family History Expos is pleased to announce that Christine Sharbrough, CG has joined Family History Expos as Event Coordinator.
Of her new job at Family History Expos, Christine said, “I’m thrilled to have an opportunity to be a part of the Family History Expos team and to work with Holly once again! Her events are top-notch – even a pro can learn something at an Expo!”
Christine Sharbrough, a Massachusetts native, is a Certified GenealogistSM currently residing in the Utah Valley. She has been a professional genealogist since 1992 and since then has served in a variety of roles in the genealogical community including program co-chair for the New England Regional Genealogical Conference (NERGC) for 2007 and 2009 and Ancestor Roadshow coordinator; blogger and editor of the Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society’s (AAHGS) national bimonthly publication AAHGS News for 2007-2009; blogger and editor of the Massachusetts Genealogical Council’s (MGC) newsletter as well as board member since 2004 and former program director; webmaster for several USGenWeb and WorldGenWeb websites including County Roscommon, Ireland; member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and former Chapter Representative for the New England chapter of APG; and volunteer for the New England Historic and Genealogical Society (NEHGS) in their transcription projects and within the Research Services Department.
Currently, Christine is writing an updated biography and catalog raissonne on American Renaissance artist Cyrus E. Dallin in collaboration with the Cyrus E. Dallin Art Museum in Arlington, Massachusetts and the Springville Museum of Art in Springville, Utah. This research is based on a paper presented at the undergraduate Art History Symposium at the Whistler House Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts in 2007. Other writing projects include many published articles in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, NGS Magazine, MGC’s Newsletter, AAHGS News, Columns, a publication of the IFSHWE, and the USGenWeb’s newsletter.
Christine is a graduate student in the Master of Science program for Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archival Management at Drexel University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell where she was granted a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree with a dual major in Art History and Legal Studies. In addition, Christine holds an Associate of Science degree in Business Administration from Bentley University and a Certificate in Paralegal Studies from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
The 2010 Family History Expos season theme is “Let Your Light Shine.” “This company is a beacon in a sea of family history information. We want to guide the way to important discoveries in family history,” Hansen said.