Wednesday, July 11, 2012

2012 BYU Family History and Genealogy Conference

BYU will be holding it's 44th annual Conference on Family History & Genealogy.

July 31 - August 3, 2012
At the BYU Conference Center
770 East University Parkway, Provo, Utah

More than 100 classes will be offered. Allowing participants to gain new skills and helpful information.

Class topics include:

  • Family History Consultants
  • Online Family Trees
  • Youth and Genealogy
  • Computers & Technology
  • Methodology
  • Internet Research
  • FamilySearch
  • British Isles Research
  • International Research
  • Scandinavian Research

2012 Keynote Presentations

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 8:30–9:30 a.m.

Richard E. Turley Jr. — “Memories of a Family Historian”
Richard E. Turley Jr. was appointed assistant Church historian and recorder for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter–day Saints on March 12, 2008. Under his guidance in 1999, the Family History Department launched the popular website. Turley is also president of the Genealogical Society of Utah. He received a bachelor’s degree in English from Brigham Young University, and later graduated from the J. Reuben Clark Law School.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 8:30–9:30 a.m.
John Titford — “A History of British Accents and Dialects”
John Titford, a Londoner by birth, works as a writer, broadcaster, researcher and genealogical bookseller, is a regular feature writer and genealogical consultant for Family Tree magazine, and has lectured on family history, dialect and related topics throughout Britain, in the United States of America, the Caribbean, New Zealand and elsewhere.

Thursday, August 2, 2012 8:30–9:30 a.m.
Rod DeGiulio
Rod DeGiulio is currently serving as a Senior Executive Vice President of FamilySearch International with responsibility for the acquisition, digitization, data treatments, and online publication of high value genealogical records from all over the world. Prior to coming to work for FamilySearch three years ago, Rod completed a 26 year career with Hewlett Packard, having held such positions as HP’s World–Wide Supply Chain Manager and Vice President over a part of HP’s highly successful printer business. Rod received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Boise State University. In addition to an intense passion for Italian genealogical research, Rod enjoys backpacking, traveling, reading, living in downtown Salt Lake City, and especially spending time with his wife and their nine beautiful grandchildren.

Also featuring a special presentation on FamilySearch’s new Family Tree by Ron Tanner.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 9:45–10:45 a.m.

Ron Tanner is a product manager for the Family History Department. His primary responsibility is to lead a team doing research and design of Family Tree, and companion products. Ron has a master’s degree in Computer Science from BYU and has previously worked as a product manager and engineer at Novell, Citrix, and Bell Laboratories.

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