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BYU Family History & Genealogy Conference in Provo, Utah
I received this press release recently and thought that my readers might be interested in it:
ties’ at BYU family history conference
Utah — Those attending BYU’s 44th annual
Family History and Genealogy Conference will be able to choose from
more than 130 classes, including a new hands-on workshop on how to
build your own genealogy website. This year’s conference, to
be held July 31-August 3 at the BYU Conference Center, has a theme of
“Strengthening the ties that bind families together through family
history.” It offers classes for family historians of all skill
E. Turley, Jr., assistant historian and recorder for The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will give the opening plenary
address on Tuesday. Under his leadership in 1999, the church’s
Family History Department launched the popular FamilySearch.org
plenary speaker will be John Titford from England, a writer,
broadcaster and genealogical consultant. The Thursday plenary speaker
will be Rod DeGiulio, director of FamilySearch Data Operations.
than 130 classes will be offered in a variety of categories and
topics, including: exploring family trees, hands-on workshops,
FamilySearch, international research, German research, youth and
genealogy, getting support from priesthood leaders, computers and
technology, methodology, etc. A complete schedule can be viewed at
conference will feature a Family History Consultant track on Tuesday
and Wednesday with classes designed for consultants in LDS Family
exhibitors from throughout the United States will show off their
newest products and services.
hands-on workshops will be offered. A “German Gothic Handwriting
Workshop,” taught by Warren Bittner, will be held from
9:45 a.m.–noon Tuesday. Participants will learn
to decipher the German Gothic handwriting used on many genealogical
records in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Scandinavia.
second hands-on workshop, “Building a Genealogy Website,” will be
held 1:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, to teach participants how to make their
research available to the world by creating their own family history
website using Google Sites. It will be taught by Rebecca Smith, Noel
Coleman, and Hannah Allan.
is offering conference attendees a free black-and-white fan chart of
their family tree. To take advantage of this offer, order the chart
online, then pick it up at the conference at no charge.
registration for the four-day event, including a CD syllabus, is
$180. Family history consultants will receive a $25 discount on
general registration. The for-credit cost for the conference (2
credits of History 481R—Family History Directed Research and a CD
syllabus) is $440. To register, call 1-877-221-6716 or visit
and women’s housing, which includes lunch each day of the
conference, is available on the BYU campus for $100. Conference
participants who are not staying in campus housing can buy a $25
lunch card that covers hot lunches, a salad bar, drinks and dessert
at the Morris Center each day of the conference.
more information about the conference, visit the website or call