I have been wanting to attend a Family History Expo for a while now. While not free, the amount of information that can be gleaned for the registration fee makes it a bargain in my book. However, most expos are too far away to be feasible for me. So when I saw that there was going to be an Atlanta Family History Expo, I got excited. It will be held November 12-13, 2010.
While I live about three hours from Atlanta, I have a sister who lives there. I could stay with her while I was in town, combining a family visit with my Expo experience. Since budget is a consideration for me, this would allow me to eliminate the hotel expense.
If you haven't checked out the many sessions being offered at the Expo, there is something for everyone. Sessions include social networking for genealogists, using genealogy software and websites, dealing with specific research problems and more.
Just looking over the schedule, it is apparent that I'm going to have to narrow down my selection of sessions since I have some with overlapping times. If I had to narrow it down to a single session, I would have to say the one I most want to attend is Breaking Down Brick Walls with Location-based Genealogy. I have a few brick walls that have had me stumped for a while and I'm hoping to find that one tip that will help me break through them.
Since I know my readers are as budget-minded as myself, I would like to mention that Tonia Kendrick of Tonias Roots is offering readers a chance to win 2 tickets to the Atlanta Family History Expo.