Friday, August 30, 2013

No Family History Expo in 2014

Release posted to the FamilyHistoryExpos Blog this morning:

August 29th, 2013 

Family History Expos is supporting the RootsTech conference February 6-8, 2014. We are not holding our annual Expos in Mesa or St. George this coming year. We look forward to seeing you at RootsTech and some of our other events in 2014.

They are going to be sorely missed by our community. Yes, the FamilySearch Library does put on a nice conference in the fall, but it lacks the breadth and I believe, the vitality, of the FHExpo. For those of you who cannot afford the admission fee or travel expense for Rootstech, make sure you check out the Mesa FamilySearch Library's conference, Saturday, Oct 26. In fact, if you can afford to attend Rootstech, check out our local conference anyway. Get more information at

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair

September 3 & 4, the National Archives will host a virtual Genealogy Fair with live lectures,chat and a call-in genealogy help line.

This two-day program will showcase tips and techniques for using Federal records at the National Archives for genealogy research. Lectures are designed for experienced genealogy professionals and novices alike.

For more information, check out their website at the National Archives.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Rootstech 2014

Registration for Rootstech, the Family History and Technology Conference, is now open. You can register at Dates are February 6-8, 2014.

If you plan on attending any of the labs you should register sooner than later. I just checked and two of the labs are already full.

This conference, hosted by FamilySearch, is the premier conference for family historians and technologists. Where else do you get to sit down and have lunch with the actual FamilySearch programmers? I had lunch with them the first year of the conference and it was interesting to see that we had similar issues with the system, just different viewpoints of it. A great place to meet others with your interests and try out new technology.

Check out the website, get your warm clothes, and lets meet up in Salt Lake City.