After a rolling month filled with conventions, a Transportation Fair, and a Gun Show, the Dixie Center closed its month by hosting the Family History Expo. Held on February 24 and 25 the event offered attendees more than 100 classes, where researchers with doctoral degrees taught on traditional subjects such as deeds and land records, as well as more modern techniques, such as how to apply mobile tablet applications on the Android platform to assist in doing family history research. The event brought in more than 50 vendors, with all forms of applications on how to do research and locate and identify family backgrounds, many of whom were staffed by professionals offering to help answer specific research questions.
While there was a fee to attend the variouse courses that were offered over the two-day event, the exhibit hall, which hosted the vendors, was open and free to the attending public. With so many avenues on how and where to do research, the material was almost mind-boogling, all of which takes time and patience to apply!
This year the event added a tour for participants to the historic sites of Pine Valley, the Mountain Meadows Massacre Site, and historic sites within St. George.
Always a popular event, it is now offered nationwide, with 15 other planned expos in various localities throughout the U.S. The information and resource material presented, offers attendees a remarkable means to glean information on their ancestors. They also offer valuable reseach and experienced methods of tracking ones forebearers. In its eighth year here at the Dixie Center in St. George, if you have missed previous years, be sure to mark your calendar to attend in 2013!