Family history expo is Nov. 9-10

DULUTH -- Ever wonder if there's somebody famous in your family history?

A genealogy expo scheduled for Nov. 9-10 at the Gwinnett Center gives those curious about their family roots some research tips and tools for unearthing the history of their kin.

The event features activities and workshops all day long on both days. Session topics run the gamut. Just to name a few: "Preservation Techniques for Documents, Newspaper and Photos," "Using the Google Gold Mine for Genealogy," "Using Mobile Devices for Genealogy" and "Reading Old Style Handwriting."

Those who attend will also have the opportunity to hear keynote speaker Robert S. Davis, director of the genealogy program at Wallace State Community College, Hanceville, Ala.

Registration for the two-day event is $89 before the event or $110 at the door.

The event is sponsored by Family Search, the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, Ancestry.com and the Georgia Genealogical Society.

According to its website, the Georgia Genealogical Society aims to "collect, preserve and disseminate geological information."

To order tickets or for more information, visit www.familyhistoryexpos.com.

The Gwinnett Center is located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. Call 770-813-7500 for further ticket information.