Friday, April 20, 2012

Family History Expos Comes to Colorado Springs June 1-2

I'm so excited that Holly Hansen has chosen Colorado Springs, Colorado as a destination for her Family History Expo this year. In past years the Colorado Expo has been held in Loveland, Colorado at the fine facility of the Embassy Suites. However, that venue was not available this year. Those of us in the more southern part of the state are blessed that we're able to travel to the Crowne Plaza to attend this year's Expo in Colorado Springs. Since we reside in Canon City, only 45 minutes south of Colorado Springs, my husband and I could drive back and forth to attend the Expo, as many of our Canon City Genealogy Consultants are doing. However, we've chosen to stay overnight at the Crowne Plaza to give us a more restful experience. 

The Expo will convene on Friday, June 1st at 1:00 pm with the Keynote Address by Don R. Anderson, Senior Vice President of FamilySearch. I can't wait to hear Mr. Anderson's address. I always learn a lot and get more motivated to be a better genealogist. Classes are scheduled until 9:00 pm on Friday. By staying overnight there, I'll have the convenience of going to my room to blog and post photos from the days' activities. 

Classes will resume at 10:00 am Saturday, June 2 and will continue until 4:30 pm, with a wrap-up address given by Holly Hansen. Many prizes are given away at this final address too, so be sure to register in each of your classes and enter to win some very significant prizes!

In addition to learning the latest research techniques and learning about the cutting edge research tools at the abundant classes, taught by the Speakers listed HERE, you'll have the opportunity to meet genealogy vendors in the Exhibit Hall and view and purchase products from companies like Family Roots Publishing and the Genealogical Institute. 

You can find all the details about the Expo here at the Family History Expos website. If you register by May 2, you'll be able to take advantage of the extremely reasonable fee of $49! So think about it, read all about it and register NOW! I'd love to meet you in Colorado Springs June 1st and 2nd!

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