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BYU Conference on Computerized Genealogy April 26-27 at Salt Palace

Part of National Genealogical Society conference in Salt Lake City

Brigham Young University’s 13th annual Conference on Computerized Genealogy and Family History will be held Monday and Tuesday, April 26-27, in the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. A separate Technology Conference for program developers will take place Wednesday, April 28, also in the Salt Palace.

The conference will be held in Salt Lake City to coincide with the National Genealogical Society’s annual conference. This will allow NGS participants to attend the BYU conference. NGS has also offered attendees of the BYU conference a discounted rate to attend its conference.

Registration for the BYU conference is $120 and can be obtained online at Registration can also be completed by calling (801) 422-8925. Attendance at the conference can also be completed for credit in History 481R class. Registration for credit is $170.

This conference is designed to be a how-to guide for everyone, including beginning, intermediate and advanced researchers. The 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.

Presenters will include David Rencher, director of the Records and Information Division of the Family and Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who served as director of the Family History Library and has been a leader in providing records of value to family research; Alan Mann from FamilySearch Community Services for the LDS Church; Kory Meyerink, adjunct religion and family history professor for BYU and vice president of ProGenealogists; and Rick Crume, author and family history presenter. In addition, representatives from the Family and Church History Department will be discussing how to effectively use LDS Church family history programs.

This conference is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Family History Department, FamilySearch, the BYU History Department, the BYU Center for Family History and BYU Continuing Education.

For more information, contact John Best at (801) 422-2048 or at

Writer: Brandon Garrett

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