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Salt Lake Family History Expo ‘A Massive Family Reunion’

A massive family reunion will descend on Sandy, Utah, Aug. 28 and 29. All relatives – dead and alive – are invited to the 2009 Salt Lake City, Utah Family History Expo! This event is an opportunity for everyone to connect with the past, present and future through family history research.

You really can hang out with your great-great grandmother by reading the journals she kept and shared through public archives. You’ll see the family resemblance when you stumble across great-great grandfather’s childhood photograph. You’ll gasp when you learn Uncle Roy spent the better part of 1889 in the pokey for playing cards. Best of all, you will finally understand the traditions, perceptions, emotions, genetics and very origins of the family you have loved for a lifetime and yet never really known.

Family history opens doors to the past to shed light on the future. Now is the time to “learn the tech to trace your roots.” Connect with living relatives in search of the same family information you are mining. It’s amazing when new relationships blossom over a common goal and shared bloodline. The kindred spirit is real.

The 2009 Salt Lake City, Utah Family History Expo will be held at the South Towne Exposition Center, 9575 South State Street, Sandy, Utah 84070. There’s plenty of free parking at the event venue. The expo will take place Aug. 28 and 29, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. At the door registration begins at 7 a.m. on Friday and 7:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Exhibitor space is available for a nominal fee. This is a great opportunity for exhibitors and family historians to connect. The exhibit hall is open to the public and, like our keynote address, is absolutely free. Don R. Anderson, senior vice president of services for FamilySearch is our keynote speaker.

FamilySearch, along with many other valued sponsors, is making it possible for us to offer in-depth courses to paid registrants on the use of the newly released version FamilySearch. For just $68, those who register by Aug. 24 can sign up for a wide variety of courses on the use of techniques and technology that will make family history research faster, easier, more accurate and amazingly exciting. Register at the door for $78. If you can only make it for a single day, pay just $48.

Register online right now and you will have immediate access to your class syllabi.
Your paid registration includes:
• Concessions and tables available in the Exhibit Hall for lunch)
• Printed Event Program
• Name Tag
• CD syllabus (to print your syllabus in advance, register online now and get immediate access!) (Note: Family History Expos will print your syllabus for an additional $25.00. Printed syllabi will be available at the event and can be shipped after the event. Purchaser pays shipping. To purchase your syllabus in book format, click on the button below.)
• Goody Bag stuffed full of coupons, discount offers, information and free trials
• Opportunity to have a FREE research consultation with a professional researcher at the Family History Expos Ask-the-Pros booth. E-mail to set up an appointment (you may also bring your research questions and sign up at the booth for available times)

I can’t wait to meet you at our Salt Lake, Utah Family History Expo. Be sure to visit our Twitter Café and Blogging Bistro to learn fun new ways to connect with and communicate with your new “favorite” family members!

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