Saturday, March 01, 2008

BYU Computerized Family History and Genealogy Conference

Press Release

Subject: Brigham Young University's Eleventh Annual 2008 Conference on Computerized Family History and Genealogy

Dates: March 14-15, 2008

Contact: John Best 801-422-2048,

The eleventh annual Computerized Family History and Genealogy Conference at Brigham Young University is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 14 and 15, 2008 at the Conference Center. This conference is designed to be a how-to guide for everyone, including beginning, intermediate, and advanced researchers. This conference includes a variety of more than 50 classes to help participants learn about advancements in computer programs, research techniques, managing genealogical databases, digital photography, and using the Internet for family history research. It also includes classes from vendors about new family history programs. More information on this conference can be found at

Some of the main presenters for this conference include Paul Allen, CEO of World Vital Records; Alan Mann, IT manager, Family History Library, Salt Lake City; Kory Meyerink, family history professor at BYU and vice president, ProGenealogists; Tim Sullivan, CEO of Ancestry; Rick Crume, author and family history presenter; and Pat Richey, creator of Dear Myrtle. In addition representatives from the Family and Church History Department will be discussing how to effectively use LDS Church family history programs. Also this year will be new classes by vendors of products that aid family history work.

Last year more than 600 participants attended the computer conference learning how new programs can simplify and enhance research. Topics at this year’s conference will include improvements in genealogy software, managing genealogical databases, and finding useful tools on the Internet. Some of our participants summed up their experience at the last conference by saying, “I learned everything I hoped to learn,” and “I’m full of new ideas, enthusiasm, and new skills, ready to get to work when I get home!”

This conference is sponsored by BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy, LDS Family History Library, and BYU’s Division of Continuing Education

Anyone with interest in genealogy is invited to attend this conference where you will be able to meet with fellow genealogists and computer enthusiasts. You will also be able to learn from each other and leaders in the genealogy community–faculty, vendors and other presenters.

For pricing or additional program and registration information, contact:

BYU Conferences and Workshops
136 Harman Continuing Education Building
Provo, UT 84602-1516

(801) 422-4853


1 comment:

Bernard said...

Too bad there wasn't a way to view the conference online. I wouldn't have a problem paying to watch it.