Friday, February 12, 2010

Final Call for Papers for Family History Expos in Colorado and Midwest

**Note from Gena- I will be at these Expos presenting and wanted to pass the word along that you can still have a little time to submit to present at these two Expos.

Final Call for Papers, Family History Expo

Colorado Family History Expo. June 25-26, 2010
Midwest Family History Expo, July 30-31, 2010

Family History Expos,, is looking for presenters for their Colorado and Midwest Expos. Please read the following information for more details.

Call for Papers deadline for the Colorado Family History Expo is February 15, 2010. Deadline for the Midwest Family History Expo is March 1, 2010.

To learn more about other upcoming Family History Expos see

Reasons to participate:
• Family History Expos is a beacon in a sea of family history information, every participant makes our light brighter and together we can help many others successfully locate their family history
• Presenters have an opportunity to share their expertise to large groups of family history enthusiasts
• Networking with other professionals and potential clients can grow your business
• Speaking about your family history products and services to attendees in a classroom setting has great impact and lets our attendees get to know you better
• Presenters can sharpen skills by teaching and learning from others
• Consider your time as an investment advertising to let people know who you are
Speaker Emphasis:
• The theme for 2010 will be "Let Your Light Shine!" We want excited presenters who have expertise in a subject and want to share their light of knowledge with others
• Presentations should be submitted for beginner, experienced, and advanced researchers
• Classes directed towards building presentation skills are needed for librarians, family history consultants, and those desiring to become professional speakers
Topics Desired:
• Creating reasonable research goals based on repositories, methodology, skill building and analysis
• Increasing organizational skills using charts, forms, and computer software
• Building strong research skills, analysis, and presentation of findings for all levels of experience
• Discuss Internet and email for beginning to advanced users
• Using social networks to successfully connect with others who have common interests and research goals
• Geographic topics based on location, cultural awareness, ethnicity, immigration, emigration, and naturalization
• Advanced topics focused on special collections, advanced methodologies, and new innovative tools for expert analysis
Submission Requirements:
• Submit up to eight presentation proposals per Expo
• Subject line of email submissions must include Expo Name and Date;
Example: Submission Atlanta Family History Expo November 12-13, 2010
• Please include the following information with your presentation proposals:
Company Name
City, State Zip


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Presentation Title

Audience Level (Beginner, Experienced, or Advanced)

Topic Summary

Detailed Description

Basic Presentation Outline

Special Considerations
Direct questions and submission proposals to
Expertise Definitions:
• (Beginner) ~ Just getting started with family history research or a new research subject
• (Experienced) ~ Have spent time doing research already, familiar with some of the tools, eager to learn more
• (Advanced) ~ Could teach a class or give personal assistance to a beginner, experienced, or advanced researcher
Sample Presentation Titles and Topic Summary:
• 1. Online Pedigree Charts and Other Great Forms (Beginner)
This class will focus on using various charts and forms to aid in the process of basic research. It will guide the student into a path leading to proper analysis of information as they move through the research process. Examples of different forms will be presented.
• 2. The Ethnic Experience (Experienced)
This lecture will focus on US migration routes and settlement patterns. We will examine ethnic and religious migrations and identify the key record sources and maps needed to help you discover your ancestor's movements in America and to accurately document their lives. Many online resources will be investigated.
• 3. Beyond the Basics to Success (Experienced-Advanced)
The focus of this class is on mastering US probate records. We will explore testate vs. intestate estates, types of wills, unrecorded wills, probate proceedings and the myriad related records including administrations, petitions, bonds, inventories, accounts, property divisions, publications, releases, guardianships and a vast number of miscellaneous records.
Additional Information:
In order to keep attendance costs to a minimum Family History Expos does not pay speakers or reimburse for food, travel, or lodging expenses. Presenters will, however, receive the full Expo registration, complete Expo syllabus on CD, and a gift pack.

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