Saturday, August 24, 2013

CIG Conference - Hispanic Research

The following is from FamilySearch, BYU and  Asociación Iberoamericana de Genealogía

Do you have Hispanic ancestry or help others who do?

In just a couple of weeks you will have a unique opportunity to attend the Conferencia Iberoamericana de Genealogía, held September 9-14th at the Brigham Young University Salt Lake Center in downtown Salt Lake City. The theme of the conference is “Familias que cruzaron fronteras,” or “Families Who Crossed Borders.” 

The highlight of the conference will be classes given free to the public on Friday, September 13th, and Saturday, September 14th at the Brigham Young University Salt Lake Center located at 345 W. North Temple. The variety of the classes and their instructors is unprecedented within the United States or anywhere in the world. Presenters are experts in their fields and in their respective countries in genealogy research. Classes of interest include those for the novice beginner, the professional genealogist, and everyone in between. Immigration is a common theme for everyone whose ancestors came to the Americas and this conference will feature experts from around the world who will present classes and papers on this and related subjects. Besides the topic of immigration other class subjects include: research tips and strategies for just about every country and/or region in Latin America, Brazil, and Spain; methodology classes for beginners; ideas on how to involve children in family history; how to make best use of the resources of FamilySearch; and many more. 

To view the complete schedule we invite you to visit which is one of two websites that have been set up for the conference. Please note that the majority of the classes will be given in Spanish but there will also be a track of classes in Portuguese and a track of classes in English on both Friday and Saturday.

Preceding the conference from September 9th through the 12th will be a four-day gathering of genealogists, archivists, and professionals in the field of Hispanic research. This portion of the conference is the biannual gathering of the Asociación Iberoamericana de Genealogía, and will include presentations of research, guided tours in and around the Salt Lake area as well as in the Provo area, and some meals. This portion of the conference, sponsored by the Center for Family History and Genealogy at Brigham Young University and FamilySearch, includes a fee of $90. To register, we invite you to visit: .

Save the dates on your calendar as this will be an event you won’t want to miss. ¡Le esperamos!

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