Friday, March 2, 2007

Escondido Family History Fair on Saturday

The 2007 Family History Fair at the Escondido (CA) LDS South Stake building is on Saturday, 3 March, from 8 AM to 4 PM. This is a FREE all-day seminar, but you must have registered by March 1. A syllabus is available for those that pre-paid for it. This fair has attracted over 200 attendees in past years. The fair web site is http://www.familyhistoryfair.org/.

Many San Diego area genealogical societies will have tables and displays, including the Chula Vista Genealogical Society. We will display some posters, some pictures, have membership brochures and Glen Abbey cemetery CD order forms available. Not many vendors attend this fair because they can't exchange money on the grounds.

The keynote speaker (at 9 AM) is Kory Meyerink, speaking on "Googling Genealogy."

There are four speaker sessions (10:15, 11:30, 1:30 and 2:45) with 7 classes at each time. This year, Kory Meyerink, Barbara Renick, and Richard S. Wilson will speak at four sessions; Beth McCarty, Alan Jones and Ann Montgomery will speak at three sessions; Daniel Bartosz and Dee Sallenbach will speak at two sessions; and Cassandra Helzer, Kathy Hofer, Joan Lowrey, and Everett Ireland will speak at one session.

I signed up for:

10:15: Comparing Genealogical Software Programs - Richard Wilson

11:30: Evaluating Compiled Resources - Barbara Renick

1:30: Using US Probate and Deed Records to Track your Family - Dee Sallenbach

2:45: An Overview of Advanced Research Methods - Kory Meyerink

I look forward to this seminar every year. The price is right and the speakers are national conference quality.

I will bring my laptop to the seminar and will have it set up at the CVGS booth. If there is a wireless internet hookup available, I will live blog the seminar. If not, I'll post about it on Saturday night or Sunday.

If you attend, please stop by and meet me and my CVGS colleagues - I enjoy meeting my readers and commenters.

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