Family History Expos is a commercial company that produces conferences in a number of states. The next one on the agenda will be held July 6 and 7, 2012, in Sacramento, California. If you live in the greater Sacramento area, you might want to attend this one.
Family History Expos has a different focus than most of the non-profit conference organizers. The company's mission statement shows that Family History Expos teaches people to trace their roots with modern technology and proven techniques. This education process is accomplished by holding two-day conferences, open to the public, in several cities around the country. See http://www.familyhistoryexpos.com/expos.aspx for a list of events planned for the next few months.
The Family History Expos typically offer not only presentations, but also an exhibitors hall where many of today's vendors display and sell their products and services.
The Northern California Family History Expo 2012 will be held at the Crowne Plaza Sacramento Northeast hotel at 5321 Date Avenue, Sacramento, California 95841 (see http://www.cpsacramento.com/ for details). A complete list of all the presentations may be found at http://www.familyhistoryexpos.com/viewevent.aspx?eid=55&past=0. Please note that the Expo begins Friday, July 6, at 1pm and continues Friday afternoon and evening as well as all day on Saturday.
The exhibit hall will open at 1pm on July 6. Professional genealogist Dean L. McLeod will give the opening keynote address at 2pm. McLeod has worked as a full-time professional genealogist since 1975. A founding member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), McLeod specializes in Scottish and English research.
Other presenters include Steve Morse, best known for his architectural design of the Intel 8086 (the granddaddy of today’s Pentium processor) as well as a celebrated family historian and genealogist; Angela Kraft; Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D; Biff and Nancy Barnes; Billy Dubois Edgington; Gena Philibert Ortega; Holly T. Hansen, CEO of Family History Expos; James L. Tanner; James M. Baker, Ph.D., CG; Janalyn Underhill; Marlo E. Schuldt; Michael Booth; Nancy Loe, MA, MLS; Paul Larsen; Philipp M. Mayer; and Tom Underhill.
Unlike many genealogy conferences, the Family History Expos have rather modest admission fees: $69 for Pre-Registration or $99 at the door. Prizes donated by exhibitors will be given away both days and Grand Prizes donated by sponsors will be given away at the closing ceremony.
You can learn more about the Northern California Family History Expo at http://www.familyhistoryexpos.com/viewevent.aspx?eid=55&past=0.
You also can learn more about other Family History Expos to be held in other cities at http://www.familyhistoryexpos.com/expos.aspx.
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