KANSAS CITY, MO--Nationally acclaimed Family History Expos will make its debut Midwest appearance in Kansas City, MO, July 30-31 with a special feature tour on July 29. The Expo will feature more than 100 family history-related classes taught by national experts at KCI Expo Center 11730 N. Ambassador Drive.
Keynote speaker Lori Cox-Paul, director of Archival Operations for the National Archives at Kansas City (serving the Central Plains Region) will address family history enthusiasts from throughout the nation on July 30, 8 a.m., at the Exhibit Hall Classroom. The keynote address is free to the public and will be based on the theme, Finding Your Family: Turning the Spotlight on Resources from the National Archives at Kansas City. The opening session is free and opened to the public.
“We’re so excited to bring our services to family historians and genealogists throughout the Midwest,” Family History Expos Founder and President Holly T. Hansen said. “This event is a dream come true. We’ve had so many requests to hold a Family History Expo in the Midwest and now watch out, here we come!”
Family History Expos has held events to teach patrons techniques and technology to trace their roots throughout Western states for seven years. Hansen said this event is a result of natural growth and progression. “Family history research is so exciting, healing, and enlightening. We want to help everyone become more successful in their research quests,” Hansen said. The Expo promises more than 100 classes for beginning through professional genealogists.
This event is sponsored by Family History Expos, FamilySearch, Ancestry.com, AGES-Online, RootsMagic, Generation Maps, and Mid-continent Public Library.
LDS Tour Precedes Expo
For the first time ever the Family History Expo will be preceeded by a LDS Historic Sites Tour featuring tour guide Glen Rawson, Thursday, July 29, 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.
This eight-hour tour will take participants back in time to experience history at historically significant sites like:
The cost of the tour, $65, is in addition to registration for the Expo. Please register separately for the tour.
- Mormon Church in Independence Missouri’s newly remodeled center honoring the past and the present, with exhibits depicting experiences of Mormon settlers in Missouri between 1831 and 1839
- Community of Christ Temple
- Liberty Jail
- Far West
- Haun’s Mill
Enjoy a Moving Movie with Family History Expos
Forgotten Ellis Island: The Extraordinary Story of America’s Immigrant Hospital by Lori Conway will be the feature film Saturday afternoon in the Exhibit Hall.
Register Early and Save
Register online at www.fhexpos.com or call 801-829-3295.
- Pre-registration (by Thursday, July 29, 6 p.m.): $65.00
- At the door: $75
- One day: $40
- Single class: $12
- Opening session and exhibits are FREE to the public
- LDS Historic Sites Tour, Thursday, July 29: $65 (in addition to the general cost of registration)