Expo

FamilySearch Family History and Genealogy Expo

Saturday, 25 July 2020 10 a.m – 5 p.m.

University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 S. Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602


We are excited to announce our 2020 featured Expo presentation is “Postcards and Genealogy: Using postcards to illustrate your family story as well as in interviewing relatives" presented by Kenneth H. Thomas Jr.

In addition, FamilySearch personnel will provide sessions throughout the day on how to take advantage of the extensive, free resources available online at FamilySearch.org!

A variety of genealogy and history related organizations and vendors, including expo sponsor FamilySearch and IGHR host Georgia Genealogical Society, will once again have displays and wares to help attendees explore genealogy tools, resources, organizations, and educational opportunities. Be sure to spend time visiting the booths in the exhibit hall and the bookstore upstairs in room K!

We hope you will join us for an informative and fun-filled day attending presentations, visiting vendor and society booths, exploring resources, asking questions, and meeting others interested in genealogy.

Parking is available in the South Campus Parking Deck adjacent to the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel as well as some of the surrounding surface lots.


FamilySearch Family History and Genealogy Expo Schedule of Presentations

What is FamilySearch? David E. Rencher, AG®, CG®, FUGA, FIGRS 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

What’s New at FamilySearch? Danielle Batson, AG® 11:15 – 11:45 a.m.

Searching Records on FamilySearch.org, Dean J. Hunter noon – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch break 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Postcards and Genealogy: Using postcards to illustrate your family story as well as in interviewing relatives, Kenneth H. Thomas Jr., 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

FamilySearch’s Best Research Tool: Research Wiki, Danielle Batson, AG® 2:45 – 3:15 p.m.

Getting to the Root of It – FamilySearch Trees, Cara Jones 3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Searching Records on FamilySearch.org, Dean J. Hunter 4:15 – 4:45 p.m.


Exhibitor Information

Exhibitors are cordially invited to participate in the FamilySearch Family History and Genealogy Expo on Saturday, 25 July 2020 at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) in Athens, GA. Expo tables will be set up in the Hill Atrium and Pecan Tree Gallery, both located on the main floor. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the space. If you have questions, please contact ighrexpo@gagensociety.org.

Thank you, FamilySearch, for generously sponsoring the Family History and Genealogy Expo at IGHR!

About Our Sponsor

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FamilySearch International is the largest genealogical organization in the world. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the primary benefactor for FamilySearch services. The commitment of FamilySearch to help people connect with their ancestors is rooted in their beliefs—that families are meant to be central to our lives and that family relationships are intended to continue beyond this life.

IGHR 2020 Courses

Registration for IGHR 2020 is open!

Follow the link to view course details and the tentative course planning sheet (with IGHR dates through 2022).

Registration Questions?

Send your questions about registration to ighrregister@gagensociety.org or call (470) 466-2716.

2020 Hotel Information

View information about hotels, room rates, and the IGHR group code on the Hotel Information page.

IGHR Store

Check out the IGHR Online Store! Follow the link to purchase a shirt, jacket, portfolio, book bag, computer bag, and more. An IGHR hoodie will keep you warm in cold classrooms, libraries, and archives.

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