Friday, February 18, 2011

FamilySearch Training at St. George

February 18, 2011
Family History Expo to Be Held in St. George Next Week

Dear Family History Consultants, Center Directors, and Indexing Directors and Assistants,

This is a final reminder about the upcoming St. George Family History Expo sponsored by Family History Expos (a private company). The event will be held February 25–26, 2011, at the Dixie Center, located at 1835 Convention Center Drive in St. George, Utah.

Over 100 classes will be presented by more than 50 national and local speakers as well as FamilySearch employees and staff from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. With classes ranging from beginning to advanced topics, there is something for everyone. Many classes are dedicated to studying the latest techniques and technologies being used in genealogical research, as well as the most up-to-date information about different cultures being studied. You can review the class schedule at www.fhexpos.com.

There is no cost to attend the keynote address or visit the exhibit hall. Registration for the classes is $75 for both days ($65 if you preregister online) or $40 for a single day. The cost to attend a single class is $12 at the door. The following free classes will also be offered on Saturday for family history consultants, stake extraction directors and assistants, and priesthood leaders: 
  •  “Family History Work: A Vital Resource in the Work of Salvation.” This class will discuss the newly released Leader’s Guide to Temple and Family History Work: To Turn the Hearts, as well as new approaches to involve the ward council.
  • “Family History Centers and In-Person Assistance.” This class will discuss the evolving role of family history centers and how to integrate them more in family history research.
  • “Research Resources and Branching Out.” This class will review the latest developments in indexing, the research wiki, forums, and online training, and will discuss how these resources can best be used.
The St. George Family History Expo is a great opportunity for the ward members you are working with to learn more about finding their ancestors. You may want to share information about the expo with them.

All general questions about the expo should be directed to:
Family History Expos
PO Box 187
Morgan, UT 84050
E-mail: Expo@FHExpos.com
Phone: 1-801-829-3295
Website: www.fhexpos.com
 
If you have specific questions regarding FamilySearch or consultant training classes offered at the expo, they should be directed to: 
E-mail: support@familysearch.org                                                                                                                                               
Phone—U.S. and Canada (toll free): 1-866-406-1830                                                                                                                  
Phone—International: Go to http://contact.familysearch.org for more toll-free phone numbers.