Thursday, October 21, 2010

Two Days Left to Win Tickets to Atlanta Family History Expo

There are only TWO DAYS left for a chance to win TICKETS to the Atlanta Family History Expo, which is being held next month in Duluth, GA. So far, there have been no participants in the give-away contest, so if you enter, there is a good chance that you will win.

As a reminder, all you have to do is look at the Agenda for the Atlanta Family History Expo, and let me know which session you would like to attend and why. The explanation doesn't have to been long or complicated. It can be something as simple as "this session looks interesting to me."

Please post your responses either here or on the original post regarding the contest. The winner will be selected randomly and announced on October 25, 2010.

Once again, best wishes to all who enter.


  1. Hello Mavis,

    The one session for me would be "Discovering an African American Community’s History Through Civil War Research" by Angela Y Walton-Raji because it promises to point out things I might miss in my own research.

  2. Greetings Ms. Mavis,
    The Atlanta Expo looks really exciting! The session that interests me the most is by Dr. Lisa Bratton on the "Treasures in Historic Plantation Records". My sister and I research the Family together and are stuck at the Slavery Era. I would love to learn more methods for overcoming road blocks in the Slavery Era. Thank You for sharing the opportunity to win tickets to the Expo.

  3. Hello Ms. Mavis:

    The Atlanta Expo looks like an opportunity for me to gain some needed information and knowledge on how to further my ancestral research. I am amazed at what I 've been able to discover in the research of my Louisiana Colonial Ancestry so far.

    I am now looking to take this research to another level by learning what I can about the proper procedures in recording, citing references and possibly how to publish My personal ancestral discoveries. These are the two topics I would love to attend along with a few others.

    1. Where’s The Tylenol – How to Cite Your Sources
    without Losing Your Mind (All Levels)
    You’ve heard it said but what does it mean? Come
    and learn an easy way to cite your sources.
    Christine Sharbrough, BA,

    2. Writing Your Personal History (and Living to Tell
    About It) (All Levels)
    A general overview of writing a personal history and
    overcoming the obstacles that prevent us from doing
    it. This class covers brainstorming, memory‐jogging
    techniques, organizing your work, and making your
    writing more interesting.
    Michael Booth

    I have located several documents that have led to some amazing ancestral discoveries. Much of these discoveries have led to a few recent events for me here in both Georgia and New Orleans. I believe, I could use some additional instructions and training on the two aspect from the above topics that would help me to expand what has already happen. Here are two Links that will tell of my recent Genealogical events just this year.


    From this have lead to having made a little history here in the state of Georgia:

  4. Thank you so much for offering this great opportunity to attend the Atlanta Family History Expo. There are so many wonderful sessions. One that would really make my day is "I Am the Forever: A Case Study on South Carolina Slavery." My family has researched our roots and come to a dead end in a town called Blackville, SC. There is so much family lore, and while the stories are great, I want to break through that brick wall. I would love to hear Dr. Britton's case study on her S.C. family and hope that she can help direct me to some resources and techniques for finding additional information. I have heard of her work, but have never heard her speak, so it would be great to see her in action.

    The other session that would fit so well with my interest is "Writing Your Personal History (and living to tell about it)." First of all, I love the title. Secondly, as a writer and writer's coach, I'm interested in new techniques in helping my clients tell their stories of family history -- either how they did it or what they discovered -- through memoir, an autobiography or a how-to book. I have no doubt that this session will be extremely informative.

    Thanks again for the opportunity and I hope to meet you at the conference.



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