Family History Expos has just announced the Bloggers of Honors for the 2010 St. George Family History Expo to be held February 25-26 at the Dixie Convention Center in St. George, Utah and I am honored to be honored.
The St. George Family History Expo has a reputation for outstanding speakers and friendly atmosphere, and I have wanted to attend for some time, especially after reading Dick Eastman’s remarks in Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter in 2008,
One of the largest genealogy fairs of the year will soon take place in the small city of St. George, Utah. This annual event is a “sleeper:” That is, the expo is not a national event and yet it attracts large crowds and a long list of presenters and exhibitors.
The St. George event is an “expo,” not a conference. In short, it is an “open house” event aimed at novice to intermediate genealogists. While many presentations are offered at the Family History Expo, most of them are aimed at non-guru genealogists. In my mind, this is a good thing. While genealogists will always have a need for the advanced topics presented at some of the national conferences, the St. George Family History Expo is much more of a “grass roots” event. We need more of these, in my opinion.
This year, I planned to attend one of the southwest Family History Expos, and it was a tough choice between Mesa and St. George. In the end, I registered for Mesa, hoping to also visit my mom in Tucson. Alas, the week of torrential California rain washed out my plans, and I quickly marked my calendar for the February event in St. George.
As a Blogger of Honor, I am looking forward to getting the inside scoop on the Expo, as well as meeting other bloggers and spreading the word about using blogs to help research our ancestors.
The Family Curator will also be running a contest to give away two free tickets to the Expo; more details to come!