Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Southern California Genealogists: Attend the FREE Escondido Family History Fair

The FREE Escondido (CA) Family History Fair "Life in the Past Lane"  will be on Saturday, 1 March 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, at the Escondido Family Discovery Center at 2255 Felicita Road in Escondido (760-745-1662).  

The Escondido FHFair website is at http://www.escondidofhc.com/family-history-fair/.

At the top of the page are links for the Fair Information, Workshops Offered, Presenter Biographies, Fair Registration, and Order Lunch (which costs $9.75 and benefits the Boy Scouts).

There are five presenter session times, and a total of 43 classes, with 12 speakers, including Dan Poffenberger, Jean Wilcox Hibben, Debby Horton, Michaele Burris, Ann Montgomery, Tom Underhill, Del Ritchhart, Joel Weintraub, Cassandra Helzer, Ed Ries, Alice Volkert, and Butch Hibben.

Attendees should register to attend, and early registrants will receive a free Wall Fan Chart (if they have added their family to the FamilySearch Family Tree or upload a GEDCOM file after registering).  The chart looksl ike this:

This is an excellent opportunity to obtain genealogy education for little or no cost from well-known presenters.  I encourage local San Diego society members to sign up at attend.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for advertising the fair.

I'm scheduled to give a session on getting the most from the 1940 census sheets. For those coming to that talk, please bring with you some of your 1940 search results. I'll also pass around examples of people in the 1940 census so we can discuss the different parts of the form, and the background on some of the things on that schedule. You could make a 4 section poster of the census page and bring it to the fair.
Joel Weintraub
Dana Point, CA