The following news release was written by Family History Expos Staff:

New Techniques and Technology Make Family History Research a Virtual Treasure Hunt

Family History Expos April 21, 2009: Logan, Utah – Family history research has come a long way. New techniques and technology have turned the task of digging up family roots into a virtual treasure hunt. Family History Expos.com is coming to Logan, Uta., May 9th to help beginners and old-timers alike take their research to the next level. The expo will be held at the Eccles Conference Center on USU Campus (5005 Old Main Hill).

Family History Expos’ “Learn the Tech to Trace Your Roots” event will feature national speakers, vendors promoting the latest techniques and technology, hundreds of door prizes and opportunities to network with experienced professionals.

Thousands of exciting products and hands-on demonstrations to aid family history research will be on display in an exhibit open to the public.

Registered participants will be able to choose from seven different courses offered each hour. “There’s something for everyone whether you’re just beginning or are an old pro,” Hansen said. Workshops include fascinating, relevant subjects including a course taught by an Abraham Lincoln historian on, “The Power of Abraham Lincoln’s Integrity.” Other popular topics include, “Finding Your English/Welsh Ancestors,” “Bringing Life to Your Life Stories,” “Beginning the Search of Your Ancestors,” and “Easier Scanning for Great Results.”

Keynote speaker Barry J. Ewell is a Senior Marketing Manager for IBM and founder of MyGenShare.com. Despite his busy professional life, Barry has spent the last decade tracing his own roots through family history and genealogy.

The event’s line-up of presenters includes professional researchers from throughout the U.S., FamilySearch developers, Family History Library staff, and some of Cache Valley’s own talent, Hansen said. Sheri Lynn Lemon will be among them. Lemon has worked in the Logan Utah Regional Family History Center as the Associate Director of Training, editor of their weekly email newsletter, and Webmaster.

To register for this third annual event, review presenter information, and locate complete details visit http://www.fhexpos.com.

This event is sponsored by Family History Expos.com, Family Search, Family Tree Magazine, Roots Magic, Generation Maps, and Genealogy Gems Podcast.

ABOUT: Family History Expos is a Utah-based company headquartered in Croydon, Utah. FHE has been holding successful expos throughout the Western United States, teaching thousands to learn the art of and experience the spirit of family history research.