FHExpos Atlanta GA 2010 : Family History Expos Atlanta GA 2010 Call for Papers
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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
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:
City, State Zip
Audience Level (Beginner, Experienced, or Advanced)
Basic Presentation Outline
Direct questions and submission proposals to email@example.com
(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.
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.