Speakers at Mesa Expo

Mesa Expo

The Mesa Family History Expo is in three weeks. Location and registration information are available at the Expo web page.  They also now have available the full agenda, listing speakers, times and topics. What’s missing is background on the speakers themselves. I found some information on some of them.

Phillip Dunn is giving four talks on the British Isles: one each on England, Ireland, and Scotland, and one on locating ancestors in large English cities. He works for the British Research Unit of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Further details are provided in his user profile at the FamilySearch Wiki.

Baerbel Johnson is also giving four talks: one on Switzerland and three on Germany. Ms. Johnson was born in Germany and also works at the Salt Lake City FHL, as a research consultant. She also has a  FamilySearch user profile.

Leland Meitzler is giving three talks, on tax records, state censuses, and finding Civil War ancestors. Mr. Meitzler is the author of GenealogyBlog and former editor of The Genealogical Helper. Further details are at his web page.

The best-known speaker is probably Pat Richley, a.k.a. DearMYRTLE. She has both a website and a blog, and has published several books. She’s speaking on blogging, family trees at Ancestry.com, and how to succeed at genealogy. More info is available at her online profile.

Geoff Rasmussen from Legacy is also giving four talks. This small sampling of the Mesa speakers suggests they’re generally of high quality. Please contact Joan Eddy if you have any questions about going to Mesa.

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