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Family Reunion at the Family History Expo

There are only a few more weeks left before the St. George Family History Expo. The expo is February 26 and 27. After going to my first Family History Expo last month in Mesa, I am really excited for this one!
This expo is almost going to be like a family reunion for some of my family. I will be attending along with my Dad, Grandpa, my Grandpa's sister and her daughter. It will be our own little reunion. I just spoke with my Grandpa's sister and she said she is really excited and and can't wait for us to come down and visit.

This is the same great-aunt that Lisa Cooke read about in a previous episode of her Genealogy Gems podcast where I went down and visited with her over a weekend and found a ton of information about my family.

Family History Expos are great opportunities to meet new people and even meet distant cousins as one attendee did last month at the Mesa expo. Be sure to register to have access to the online syllabus and find out which classes you want to attend. I hope to see some of you there, and be sure to come say to me. I am always interested in meeting my fellow genealogists.


Valentine Genealogy Seminar

The Indian River Genealogical Society(Vero Beach, Florida), in cooperation with the Brevard Genealogical Society, the Genealogical Society of South Brevard and the Treasure Coast Genealogical Society, has announced the 2010 Valentine Genealogy Seminar.

The seminar will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 13 at the Richardson Center of Indian River State College on the Mueller Campus in Vero Beach.

Pamela J. Cooper, Supervisor of the Florida Archive Center and Genealogy Department of the Indian River County Main Library will be the speaker. Cooper will present four lectures titled:

  • Pathfinders, Guides, Finding Aids and Catalogs: Your Road Map to Success
  • Searching Newspapers Online
  • United States Census Records 1850-1930
  • Stop the Ship! I Want to Get On!

The seminar fee is $35 and includes a boxed lunch. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. More details and the registration form may be found on the Indian River Genealogical Society's Web site: