Friday, June 25, 2010

BYU Family History Conference Set for July

PROVO, Utah — “Strengthening Ties That Bind Families Together Forever” is the theme of the 42nd annual BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, July 27-30, 2010 at the BYU Conference Center, 770 E. University Parkway, Provo, Utah.

The conference will offer 140 classes, with topics that include Beginning Family History, FamilySearch, Writing the Narrative Family History, Using Computers, Internet and Technology, Basic Research, Methodologies, Using the BYU Harold B. Lee Library, Research in the United States and Canada, Colonial America, International Research, British Research, and Tips for Professional Genealogists.

Keynote speakers are:

Tuesday, July 27, 2010, Elder Dennis B. Neuenschwander — “It Is More than About Names.” Prior to his call as a general authority (now emeritus), Elder Neuenschwander was responsible for the acquisition of genealogical sources throughout Eastern Europe.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010, Curt B. Witcher — “This I Believe: The Urgent Need to Record Living History.” Curt B. Witcher manages the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is a member of the Genealogy Committee of the American Library Association, a former president of both the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the National Genealogical Society, and president of the Indiana Genealogical Society.

Thursday, July 29, 2010, Daniel C. Lawyer — “The Future of FamilySearch (Something Big is Coming Soon).” Daniel C. Lawyer is a senior product manager for FamilySearch.

The conference will offer the following unique tracks: Basic Research, Beginner, British Isles, Canada, Computers & Technology, FamilySearch Methodology, ICAPGen, International, Methodology, Scandinavian, U.S. Research, U.S. States, and Writing Family History.

Register online at

Conference participants can register for credit (2 credits of History 481R–Family History Directed Research; cost $440) or noncredit (cost $175).

Limited on-campus housing is available. For more information call 801-422-4853, or visit

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