|Woodruff Hotel in Nauvoo, IL|
|Temple at Nauvoo, IL|
|Holly Hansen - first day of the Illinois Family History Expo|
While visiting with vendors and attendees I met a lady who has relatives who connect with my Wilson family in the northeastern Tennessee counties of Carter and Johnson. Over the lunch break she went home and came back with a book about these folk. I was surprised to see the author was a man I had corresponded with in the 1960-1980 time period. Of course, I wanted the book.
Once I was home yesterday, I started searching Internet for anything pertaining to the author or book. Eventually I found an e-mail address for the author. He answered my e-mail within a very short period of time. This morning I put a check in the mail for his book. The Expos take work, but they also work for us. Invariably you will find somebody who will network with you in your research, or you will learn something significant from a class you are taking.
The next Family History Expo will be in Kearney, Nebraska Sept 7th-8th. The Midwest Family History Expo 2012 will be held at the Holiday Inn Convention Center. Be sure to check out the details and take advantage of the early bird registration special. I will be the keynote speaker and will present four classes. FamilySearch will be there as well as many other vendors. Bring your money, bring your genealogical problems and bring yourself ... fun times are ahead in September!