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WorldVitalRecords.com Major Sponsor at Logan Family History Expo

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

WorldVitalRecords.com is a major sponsor at the upcoming Logan Family History Expo. Here are the details of the conference:

Just what you’ve been waiting for!

A one-day EXPO designed to supercharge your ancestral quest.

WHAT: The Logan Family History EXPO

WHERE: Eccles Conference Center ~ 5005 Old Main Hill ~ Logan, Utah (on the campus of Utah State University)

WHEN: 8 am to 6 pm ~ March 22, 2008 Saturday

THEME: Families by the Dozen

10 jam-packed hours of genealogy!

KEYNOTE
This year’s keynote speaker is Timothy G. Cross, the Product Manager for New FamilySearch. The theme “Families by the Dozen” is all about finding the tie that binds families together forever. Come learn about New FamilySearch and how to find entire families, not just one ancestor.

CLASSES
MyAncestorsFound.com has gathered the Cream of the Crop when it comes to knowledgeable and creative family history instructors. With this amazing group of teachers lined up you will have more than 36 fantastic classes to choose from including the latest about New FamilySearch, Welsh research, DNA, Hispanic research, Scottish research, immigrant and US ancestry, and what to do about digital copies of documents in your library and on the net at FamilySearch, WorldVitalRecords.com, DearMYRTLE.com, Generation Maps, RootsMagic and more. Find out how to write personal histories, document your sources, get organized, surf the web, and use the latest genealogy software programs. Learn about the records centers in our region that are chock full of information to help genealogists climb their family trees.

THE EXHIBIT HALL

Jam-packed with over 20 displays and vendors

  • Test drive software programs
  • Browse books
  • Bargain hunt among preservation treasures
  • Demo the latest internet technologies
  • Have Pedigree Wall Charts printed onsite (Bring your digital file) �

PRIZES

Thousands of dollars in fabulous prizes will be given out both days to registered attendees!

Some of the prizes that will be given out are:

And the list goes on and on including software, books, family history supplies and more.

Q & A BOOTH
Be prepared for a select group of instructors who will be on hand to answer your personal research questions. The value of a one-on-one consultation with a professional genealogist far exceeds the cost of admittance to this event. Professional answers will open your mind to new research strategies.

GENEALOGY Rx
DearMYRTLE is so excited to help attendees discover missing ancestors and honorable pioneers on their pedigree charts and says, “I’m bringing my clipboard so that I can focus on writing out actual genealogy prescriptions for what to do next!”

YOUR ANCESTORS ARE JUST WAITING TO BE RE-DISCOVERED

No need to put it off any longer! Spring is almost here, so focus on your genealogy and family history with help from Professionals who are teaching at this super great genealogy conference.

MORE INFO

Register online at www.MyAncestorsFound.com or call 801.829.3295

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

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

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 Ancestry.com, WorldVitalRecords.com, Family Tree Magazine, Footnote.com, Generation Maps, DearMYRTLE.com 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 www.myancestorsfound.com. 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, Footnote.com. 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 Ancestry.com. 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 www.myancestorsfound.com 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: jamboree@myancestorsfound.com. Registrations may be mailed to My Ancestors Found, PO Box 187, Morgan, UT 84050.

WorldVitalRecords.com Major Sponsor At 4th Annual St. George Family History Expo 2008

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

PROVO, UT, November 27, 2007— WorldVitalRecords.com announced today its major sponsorship of the 2008 St. George Utah Genealogy and Family Heritage Jamboree to be held on February 8-9, 2008.

“Being a sponsor of this event is an awesome opportunity and privilege because we have never had sponsors before,” said Kimberly Savage, VP of My Ancestors Found. “I have attended conferences for 20 years, and this is an excellent conference. Professionals who are on the cutting edge of learning will be attending, along with the leaders in the industry, such as WorldVitalRecords.com, Footnote, Ancestry, and FamilySearch.”

“This is the first time WorldVitalRecords.com has had a sponsorship on this level, and we are thrilled to be able to contribute and be a part of this great conference. After attending last year’s expo, I realized the importance of this conference and was really impressed with the attendees and their interest and knowledge of genealogy,” said David Lifferth, President, WorldVitalRecords.com. “We’re really excited for this sponsorship opportunity and look forward to disseminating greater knowledge in this field through our speakers, as well as the services we provide.”

“Pirates of the Pedigree” is the theme for the expo, which will be held at the Dixie Convention Center in St. George. The purpose of the expo is for individuals to find their family treasures, without allowing pirates to rob them of discovering the real stories and facts from their personal pedigrees.

“My Ancestors Found’s goal in putting on family history events is to educate, motivate and inspire the beginner to the advanced genealogist. We love to have fun and invite all to share the excitement of the Family History Expo,” said Savage.

The expo will feature 101 presentations from well-known genealogists and speakers from all over the U.S, such as Richard Black from Godfrey Memorial Library, Myrt from DearMYRTLE, Kip Sperry from Brigham Young University, David Lifferth from WorldVitalRecords.com/FamilyLink.com, Leland Meitzler from Everton, Bruce Buzbee from RootsMagic, Inc., Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak from Roots Television, and Beau Sharbrough from Footnote.com. A complete list of all the speakers and their topics is available at www.MyAncestorsFound.com.

“The Family History Expo is more than a local or regional conference, it is an international event, with speakers and vendors from all across the US, Canada, and England,” Savage said. “The lectures, variety of vendors in the exhibit hall, syllabus, and program booklet are superior to many events. Providing the syllabus on compact disc and also in a paper format is always appreciated by our attendees.”

My Ancestors Found and FamilySearch will host the Family History Expo in the St. George Dixie Convention Center. More than 50 vendors and exhibitions will also be featured, along with many prizes and drawings. WorldVitalRecords.com will have an exhibit at the expo and will also present several classes on innovative tools to connect families.

“In just a short amount of time since WorldVitalRecords.com has launched, we have exploded in popularity. The next logical step for WorldVitalRecords.com was to partner with My Ancestors Found on a level such as this to show people all that we have to offer. WorldVitalRecords.com will be teaching classes, providing demonstrations, sponsoring the conference, donating prizes and giveaways, and will also have a booth for individuals to come and see all that we have to offer,” said Amy Rhoads, Director, Community Building, WorldVitalRecords.com. “WorldVitalRecords.com is using technology in ways that no other genealogy company has before. Utilizing technology in this way allows WorldVitalRecords.com to offer its services at such affordable prices, coupled with offer features and benefits for individuals take their genealogy research to the next level.”

Last year’s expo in St. George brought in over three thousand attendees. My Ancestors Found predicts that this expo may be one of the largest genealogy conferences of the year in North America.

“There’s something for everybody at this expo, no matter what their level,” Savage said. “Family history is an important link to the past. Genealogy isn’t just names and dates, its stories. It’s great to know who you are and where you came from.”

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Whitney Ransom
Corporate Communications Director
World Vital Records, Inc.

http://www.worldvitalrecords.com

whitney@worldvitalrecords.com