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FHExpos Atlanta GA 2010 : Family History Expos Atlanta GA 2010 Call for Papers


When Nov 12, 2010 - Nov 13, 2010
Where Atlanta, Georgia
Submission Deadline Jul 30, 2010
Categories    genealogy   family history

Call For Papers

Presenters on our speaker list receive direct email with details on our upcoming Expos as they are added to the event calendar. If you would like to be added to our speaker list please submit your current email address to Insert "Add to Speaker List" in the subject line. In the main body of the message include a bio of 50 words or less and a brief description of your expertise.

Topics Desired:

Creating reasonable research goals based on repositories, methodology, skill building and analysis
Increasing organizational skills using charts, forms, and computer software
Building strong research skills, analysis, and presentation of findings for all levels of experience
Discuss Internet and email for beginning to advanced users
Using social networks to successfully connect with others who have common interests and research goals
Geographic topics based on location, cultural awareness, ethnicity, immigration, emigration, and naturalization
Advanced topics focused on special collections, advanced methodologies, and new innovative tools for expert analysis
Submission Requirements:
Submit up to eight presentation proposals per Expo
Subject line of email submissions must include Expo Name and Date;
Example: Submission Atlanta Family History Expo November 12-13, 2010
Please include the following information with your presentation proposals:
Company Name
City, State Zip
Digital Photo
Presentation Title
Audience Level (Beginner, Experienced, or Advanced)
Topic Summary
Detailed Description
Basic Presentation Outline
Special Considerations
Direct questions and submission proposals to

Expertise Definitions:
(Beginner) ~ Just getting started with family history research or a new research subject
(Experienced) ~ Have spent time doing research already, familiar with some of the tools, eager to learn more
(Advanced) ~ Could teach a class or give personal assistance to a beginner, experienced, or advanced researcher
Sample Presentation Titles and Topic Summary:

1. Online Pedigree Charts and Other Great Forms (Beginner)
This class will focus on using various charts and forms to aid in the process of basic research. It will guide the student into a path leading to proper analysis of information as they move through the research process. Examples of different forms will be presented.

2. The Ethnic Experience (Experienced)

This lecture will focus on US migration routes and settlement patterns. We will examine ethnic and religious migrations and identify the key record sources and maps needed to help you discover your ancestor's movements in America and to accurately document their lives. Many online resources will be investigated.
3. Beyond the Basics to Success (Experienced-Advanced)

The focus of this class is on mastering US probate records. We will explore testate vs. intestate estates, types of wills, unrecorded wills, probate proceedings and the myriad related records including administrations, petitions, bonds, inventories, accounts, property divisions, publications, releases, guardianships and a vast number of miscellaneous records.

Additional Information:

In order to keep attendance costs to a minimum Family History Expos does not pay speakers or reimburse for food, travel, or lodging expenses. Presenters will, however, receive the full Expo registration, complete Expo syllabus on CD, and a gift pack.

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