Whether you are a seasoned genealogist or an intimidated novice to this exciting and wholly addictive hobby, the 2017 Family Roots Expo on the weekend of September 15 – 16 at the Dixie Convention Center in beautiful downtown St. George is certain to kick you into high gear in your family history research.
Amazing and motivational world-renowned speakers will include entertainers and humanitarians Justin and Merrill Osmond as keynote speakers on Friday morning at 9 a.m. and author and popular youth speaker John Bytheway will share his wit and wisdom on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. The keynote speaker for Friday’s Dutch oven luncheon is Dallin Larsen, founder and CEO of Vasayo who will share his thoughts on “Creating History.” Afternoon keynote speakers are Glenn Rawson on Friday and Linda and Richrd Eyre ou Saturday – both at 3:15 p.m.
After your enthusiasm has been kick-started by great speakers, you will then choose your itinerary from among 40 classes each day, designed for beginners, intermediate and advanced genealogists. Throughout the expo, skilled presenters with specific skill sets and engaging curriculum will speak on a variety of topics, and provide hands-on training to spark your enthusiasm or help you overcome your family history road block. You’ll also be introduced to new apps and technology to make it easy to share your family history on such social media sites as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Memories.
Don’t want to leave the kids back at the vacation condo? Bring them along! Technology-based youth workshops for kids and tech savvy teens will be held on Saturday with instruction specifically designed to cater to their experience.
This exciting event will, once again, feature over 150 exhibitors where you can explore to your heart’s desire a wide variety of the latest family history tools and many other resources available to help you in your search for your roots.
And, if all this is not enough, the icing on your family history weekend is a live “Salute to Veterans” on Friday evening at 7 p.m. is by recording artist Chris Petersen. On Saturday evening the exciting musical duo Gentri will close this amazing Family Roots Expo. This is a weekend you will definitely not want to miss!
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