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BYU hosts 42nd Annual Conference on Family History, Genealogy July 27-30

Brigham Young University will host the 42nd Annual Conference on Family History and Genealogy July 27-30.

The conference will offer more than 100 classes, teaching participants new skills and providing helpful information. The conference will have three keynote speakers, including Elder Dennis B. Neuenschwander, emeritus member of the Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Noncredit registration is available for $175, while credit registration is $440 (two credits of History 481R–Family History Directed Research). Registration is available online at ce.byu.edu, by phone at (801) 422-8925 or by visiting 120 Harman Continuing Education Building.

Elder Neuenschwander will be speaking Tuesday, July 27, in Rooms 2258 and 2260 of the BYU Conference Center. His talk is titled “It Is More Than About Names.” Elder Neuenschwander served as a General Authority for the Church from 1991 to 2009. During that time he served in the Presidency of the Seventy. Prior to being called as a General Authority, he was responsible for the acquisition of genealogical sources throughout Eastern Europe.

Curt B. Witcher 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 the president of the Indiana Genealogical Society. He will be speaking Wednesday, July 28, in Rooms 2258 and 2260 of the Conference Center. His subject will be, “This I Believe: The Urgent Need to Record Living History.”

Daniel C. Lawyer’s presentation will be titled “The Future of FamilySearch (Something Big is Coming Soon).” Lawyer is a senior product manager for FamilySearch where he develops the FamilySearch.org website, record searching and Research Wiki Forums. He will be presenting Thursday, July 29, in Rooms 2258 and 2260 of the Conference Center.

Meal plans and housing are also available. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit ce.byu.edu or call (801) 422- 4853.

Writer: Brandon Garrett

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