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    Monday
    Nov152010

    Great Weekend at Atlanta Family History Expo!

    This weekend Nancy and I participate in the Atlanta Family History Expo held at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia. It was our seventh FHE this year. We have had a great time at every one.

    The Atlanta Expo offered the between 1000 and 1500 people who attended the two day session two days crammed with opportunities to learn and share ideas about genealogy and family history. There were thirty exhibitors, and 110 classes providing research tips and techniques, technology tools, opportunities to post and publish results, and resources of all kinds. Most of all there was plenty of encouragement and inspiration for the family historian.

    I think Ginger Smith, who writes the Genealogy by Ginger Blog, had a fairly typical reaction. She wrote, “This was a good experience overall though because I finally got to see exactly what a conference like this entails and it was very cool to be able to talk about GENEALOGY (and some about technology) for two whole days!!!!”

    Nancy and I had the opportunity to teach two classes twice each: Family History Books – Editing, Design and Publishing, and A Good Read – Make Family History Books Exciting. We always enjoy the opportunity to teach. It’s fun to share what you know with others.

    What’s even more fun at conferences like this is that we get the opportunity to talk with individuals about their own family history book projects. We spoke with people at all stages of the author’s journey from gathering ideas to choosing a printer. Our message was always one of encouragement. Anyone who wants to create a family history book can do it. We’re happy to offer advice and help.

    If you haven’t had the opportunity to attend a Family History Expo or another big genealogy conference I’d encourage you to check into the possibility of doing so in 2011. I am sure you will find it both worthwhile and a lot of fun.

    Click here to read Ginger Smith’s post on the Atlanta FHE

    Click here to visit the Family History Expo site.

    

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    Reader Comments (2)

    Sounds like a wonderful expo. I will plan to attend next year. Due to the lack of family history/genealogy books available, I decided to create my own. After all of the work involved, I decided to publish it and sell copies, as I felt there was a need. Now, I am enjoying the fruits of my labor, and am writing in my own copy of the book! My children are excited at having their family history with stories and photos. I wish that my mother had filled out a book such as this so I would have more information on our family.

    Nov 15, 2010 at 7:31PM | Unregistered CommenterJeanne Hansen

    how much is the registration fee? I liked your blog it’s very interesting, Please keep on posting the related information regarding this Article.

    Nov 23, 2010 at 4:44AM | Unregistered CommenterAtlanta Painters HQ

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