Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
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NOTE: The following was received from the folks at FHExpos.com. Please address all inquiries to Holly@FHExpos.com.
For more information:
Holly T. Hansen
What: Midwest Family History Expo
LDS Historical Feature Tour: July 29, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Free Keynote Address: July 30, 8:30 a.m.
Family History Classes: July 30-31 all day
Screening of “The Forgotten Ellis Island”: July 30
Where: KCI Expo Center 11730 N. Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, Missouri.
Exhibitor Registration: Online at http://www.fhexpos.com or call 801-829-3295
Spectacular Opportunity for Exhibitors at Midwest Family History Expo
Hundreds of family history enthusiasts will gather at the inaugural Midwest Family History Expo in Kansas City, Missouri, to “learn the tech to trace their roots” on July 30-31. The event will take place at the KCI Expo Center, 11730 N. Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, Missouri.
Exhibitors and vendors must not miss Midwest Family History Expo. As participants attend more than 100 classes at the event ample time will be given to tour the exhibit hall between sessions. Registrants get excited about starting, furthering, or refining their research skills and will be looking for your products and services to assist them. A wide variety of exhibitors allow professional networking and great communication with potential leads.
Midwest Family History Expo is sponsored in part by industry giants like Family History Expos, FamilySearch, and Ancestry.com. These organizations have loyal patrons who flock to the Expos they support in search of great related products. This event is also sponsored by AGES-Online, RootsMagic, Legacy Family Tree, Generation Maps, and Mid-Continent Public Library.
Pat Carpenter is a loyal Family History Expos follower. She said, “Family History Expos are the greatest! After attending several over the past few years, I can honestly say I am much more confident about my ability to research, organize, and share my genealogy -- both what I inherited from others and what I have been able to find myself.”
Carpenter was a complete novice when she began attending Family History Expos, “I began attending classes on a wide variety of subjects -- including: how to get started, what software programs will help me the most, how to research, how to organize all my information and photos, what websites are available to help me online, and even how to write and publish a family book.”
Sign up now to be an exhibitor at the Midwest Family History Expo. Spaces are limited so register early for best space selection.
[Disclaimer: I have been invited to present three lectures at the Midwest Family History Expos, for which I will not be receiving any payment or reimbursement for travel expenses.]
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Register today to attend this live webinar!
Session date: Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Starting time: 7 p.m. Eastern (6 Central/ 5 Mountain/ 4 Pacific)
Presenter: Lisa A. Alzo, frequent contributor to Family Tree Magazine
Duration: 60 minutes
About the Webinar:
Almost half of all Americans have a relative who immigrated through Ellis Island, making its passenger records a key source for linking your family tree to the old country. Online databases of the more than 22 million people on those lists are accessible to everyone if you know the secrets to finding your ancestor in the sea of records. This live webinar will show you how to identify your Ellis Island immigrant ancestors, take you around the EllisIsland.org website, and give you the tools to search efficiently.
What You'll Learn:
- • Tricks to searching the Ellis Island passenger list database
• Secrets from a demo search of a hard-to-find immigrant
• How to use Stephen P. Morse¹s search tools as a "back door" to locate elusive passengers
• The differences between Ancestry.com and EllisIsland.org
- • Participation in the live presentation and Q&A session
• Access to the webinar recording to view again as many times as you like
• PDF of the presentation slides for future reference
• Bonus handout
Who Should Attend?
- • Anyone with an immigrant ancestor who came through Ellis Island
• Genealogists who need guidance on researching passenger lists
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Digital image. Owner: Andy Rabatin. Digital copies privately held by Lisa Alzo [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,]
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Today is the last day to get the early bird price of just $39.99. Plus everyone who signs up will get $25 of the Family Tree University "Tracing Ancestors" course. Click here to register or for more information.
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Youtube.com video: St. Edward's High School: wearesteds's channel
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Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Monday, July 05, 2010
Friday, July 02, 2010
Our hosts had to clean up from the flooding which unfortunately hit their business. We offered to help, but they would not let us--and they even cooked lunch for us despite all of the work they had to do cleaning up after the flooding. We enjoyed a wonderful meal: cabbage soup, bread, fish or pork and rice, cooked red cabbage. And a pizza-like dessert.
Later that evening, we went to Prešov to walk around.
We got to see St. Nicholas church - it was very beautiful. We arrived as one wedding was ending, and ducked in to look around before the next wedding was set to begin. It seemed like the church was a popular place with so many weddings back-to-back.
We decided to pretend the parade was for us! How nice of them to welcome the American visitors! Really, it was for the Strawberry festival that was happening that weekend, but it was so nice to be there! I really enjoyed seeing all of the historic buildings and enjoying the sights and sounds of Slovakia.
to be continued...
Copyright 2010, Lisa A. Alzo