Things Are Going To Be Sailin’ In St. George In February: Introducing The 4th Annual Family History Expo

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101 Reasons to Be at the Expo

St. George is hot in February, and we don’t just mean the nice, warm weather! February 8-9, 2008 is the time of the annual Family History Expo. St. George, Utah will be the place to be for genealogists who want fun and fabulous educational classes and products–all at an unbeatable price. There is something valuable for everyone, from beginners through advanced levels. As a matter of fact, 101 classes are being offered by many of the nation’s best family history professionals. This year’s theme “Pirates of the Pedigree” is all about saving your genealogical gems from the pirates of time, war, weather, and the ravages of misinterpretation. Come learn how to build your true family tree!

The first Jamboree (Feb. 2005) was a tremendous success with over 650 registered attendees, last year’s event included approximately 3,000 visitors in our exhibit hall. Most came from Southern Utah, Southern Nevada, and California, but there were a surprising number of attendees from all across the country and many from the Salt Lake area. This upcoming Expo is bound to be even more spectacular since the word has been spreading far and wide.

In the spacious exhibit hall, more than 60 vendors will be available, offering everything from books and software to awe-inspiring family trees and entire family history kits – all to get you sailin’ into your genealogy and away from those cranky ol’ pirates. Fantastic door prizes are being offered as an added bonus and as a fun incentive to check out the exhibit hall. Sponsored by My Ancestors Found and FamilySearch as the co-sponsor for this event. Other sponsors include,, Family Tree Magazine,, Generation Maps, and the Godfrey Memorial Library. Many more popular exhibitors will be there. Click here to see a full list. Attendees raved about the exhibit hall at the last conference, and were pleased with the variety of products, the friendly, helpful exhibitors, and the totally amazing door prizes.

It’s important to note that the VERY Early Bird Deadline is December 31, 2007. Tickets are only $50 for two great days! This will increase to $60 after the deadline, and will be $65 to purchase at the door. Folks who can only make it for one day pay only $35 for that day. Since no one wants to miss out on the best pricing available, it’s good to remind friends and family about the Early Bird pricing. Click here to sign up today and save.

Two Very, Very Special Events

My Ancestors and FamilySearch, sponsors of the event, are excited to announce the addition of two very important events that are sure to make the Expo even more of a hit. Mark your calendars for Friday night’s special banquet, “Come Away With Me”: Time Travel Set to Music and dinner with Jean Wilcox Hibben! A musical look at events that shaped America and the newly arrived immigrants. This presentation touches on some key moments in United States history that affected both the current residents and their future generations (us). Songs of Colonial times, the Civil War, Prohibition, Westward Migration, etc., along with songs about various phenomena that shaped the future for everyone, including the building of railroads, working in the mines, settling new areas, etc., create a musical picture of what our ancestors endured and enjoyed. A program suitable for all ages. Register today at Those interested will want to sign up quickly, as reservations for this event are limited.

Beau Sharbrough, the popular–ever ready–rolling ball of butcher knives, will be joining the festivities Friday as the Keynote Speaker at the Expo. Beau Sharbrough is the vice president of content at the history website, He is a popular writer and lecturer on technical topics in genealogy. He is a former president of GENTECH, the founder of the FGS and GENTECH websites, and formerly worked on tree products at He lives in Orem UT. Don’t miss Beau’s entertaining and motivational presentation on how to avoid the common “Pirate’s of the Pedigree!” at this conference.

More Amazing Speakers

My Ancestor Found is delighted to announce great speakers at every class for this event: Kip Sperry, Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak, Craig R. Scott, Arlene H. Eakle, DearMYRTLE, and Dale Bartlett are just a few of the magnificent speakers who will be teaching classes, along with many professionals from FamilySearch in SLC, and other expert genealogists known for their wealth and breadth of experience.

The Expo will be held at the state-of-the-art Dixie Convention Center, 1835 Convention Center Drive, St. George, Utah. The Dixie Conference Center is a large attractive facility with ample free parking for everyone. The Hilton has recently opened right next door to the Dixie Center, and there are a number of other great hotels within close proximity, such as the Crystal Inn, Shuttle Lodge Inn, Fairfield Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, and the Holiday Inn, see our website for details. The Conference Center food concession will be open into the exhibit area for lunch. They’ll have a great selection and are prepared for a large and wonderful group of genealogists.

Sign Up Now for the Early Bird Special

Interested in finding out more about the Family History Expo? Simply visit for more information as it becomes available. Remember, the Very Early Bird Special is only $50 for two terrific days, but that price is only good until December 31. For more information, call 801-829-3295. Or email: Registrations may be mailed to My Ancestors Found, PO Box 187, Morgan, UT 84050.

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