Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is the cost of the
The Family History Expo is a FREE family history workshop. Just come enjoy learning how to research your family history.
How much will I be charged
There will be a sack lunch available on-site for those who would like one. The sack-lunch will be provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Redmond Stake Young Women's organization. An $7 donation is being suggested for those who want a sack lunch.
Is there a fee for parking?
No, parking will be provided.
How many classes can I sign
You will be able to attend five classes throughout the expo. As you register, you can let us know which classes most interest you so we can be sure to offer the most popular classes in large enough rooms. However, all classes will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Can I register the day of
Although you will be allowed to attend the conference if you register the day of, you will not be guaranteed printed materials. We suggest you pre-register to help us gauge class sizes and sack lunch availability.
If I register beforehand,
will I have to register again on the day of the conference?
No. You will need to check in to get your materials, but your registration is complete once you do it online, by telephone or via mail.
Will there be coffee
provided Saturday morning for attendees?
No, since the workshop is at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whose members abstain from coffee use. Out of respect for their beliefs, we will not be serving coffee at the workshop.
Is there a dress code since
this is in a church?
There is not a dress code for this workshop. We recommend you wear something that will be comfortable throughout the day.
Do I need to know anything
about family history to participate?
No. There are several classes that will benefit anyone who wants to start doing genealogy but hasnít yet started. You can also visit our online computer lab to receive one-on-one help in getting started.
How did you pick the class
In addition to repeating some classes that were popular last year, we also looked at last yearís evaluations to determine classes that would be of interest.
What if I can't make it for
the entire day?
You are welcome to join us for any or all of the conference. Check the agenda page to see when classes start and end so you are able to make appropriate arrangements if you are unable to stay for the entire workshop.
Where are local Family
History Centers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?
There are several locations throughout the Puget Sound, including locations in Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Renton, Federal Way, Vashon, Auburn, and Maple Valley. You can search for the Family History Library closest to you at http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp.