Saturday, January 2, 2010

Let's Go to Expo! Part 5

When I was a junior in high school, I took a class called Advanced Health.  This class was one in which the students...16 max...had to apply and be accepted to take. Each student was responsible for creating, planning and carrying out a lesson plan.  One student in my class chose the topic "Death and Dying".  One of our "guest" speakers was the teacher, Ms. Dorothy Arenz.  Ms. Arenz told us tales of her adventures walking through cemeteries as she traveled.  One of the activities in this lesson was a visit to a local cemetery.  It was a rather peaceful field trip, truth be known.

I might just be ripe for another lecture on cemeteries, and I will get my chance on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at the Mesa Family History Expo

Betsy Frith Gotsponer, MLS, is a professional librarian in Yuma, Az.  She is also a genealogy teacher at Arizona Western College.  She will present the following:

1/23 @ 4:00  Cemeteries I Have Walked. 

I hope that  you will be able to attend this lecture and gain some new knowledge on the value of cemetery research.

Billy Dubois Edgington holds a B.A. degree in History. She's contributed to "Genealogical Helper", co-authored a book entitled "Vital Information from the Guion Miller Roll" and authored a book entitled "African-Cherokee Connections".  She has over 40 years experience in genealogy research and will strut her stuff at the January Expo:

1/23 @ 4:00  Wagon Trains and Indian Fights. 

When she talks about family members who'd disappeared into the West, she could be referring to ME! I'm going to have a tough time deciding which presentation to attend, Betsy's or Billy's!

Bruce Buzbee probably needs no introduction, but in case he does, here it is!  Bruce is the founder and president of RootsMagic, Inc., a premier genealogy software company.  He authored my database program, RootsMagic 4 and Family Reunion Organizer. You can also add original creator of Family Origins.  He is the webmaster of He is presenting the following:

1/22 @ 3:00  What's New in RootsMagic4
1/23 @ 9:30  The New FamilySearch Made Easy with RootsMagic4

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