Saturday, October 6, 2012

2012 Georgia Family History Expo - Still Time for the Early Bird Registration

It's almost time for the 2012 Georgia Family History Expo! The dates this year are November 9 and 10. The venue is again the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia. If you register by October 9th, the Early Bird price is just $69.00.

The opening session starts at 2:00 PM on the 9th after registration and the vendor exhibits open an hour earlier at 1:00. Robert S. Davis will deliver the keynote "Secrets to Research in Georgia." Mr. Davis is the director of the Genealogy Program of Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Alabama. I heard him last year at Expo for the first time and I can tell you that he is not only knowledgeable, he's entertaining. And he is on the program with four other presentations during the two days.

Featured speaker Paul A. Adjei from Kumasi, Ghana will make three presentations. Mr. Adjei is currently preserving the history of one of the most powerful tribes in West Africa called the Akan. He manages 20 field staff members performing research on this tribe.

A total of twenty-four speakers are on the program with fifty-eight sessions covering research strategies, online resources, southern records and research, technology, DNA testing, creative ways to share your genealogy and more. Plus you can hang out for two days with people who won't roll their eyes when you talk about genealogy. Check the Family History Expos website to register and for the full schedule, speaker bios and hotel information.

Hope to see you there.

Disclaimer: I received a free registration as an official blogger for this event but I was planning to attend before receiving that designation. See the full Bloggers of Honor list here. As always, opinions given here are my opinions.

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