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Computerized Genealogy Workshop at BYU March 16-17

The 10th Annual Brigham Young University Computerized Family History and Genealogy Conference will take place Friday and Saturday, March 16-17, at the BYU Conference Center.

Attendees can register by phone by calling (801) 422-8925, by visiting familyhistoryconferences.byu.edu or by visiting 120 Harman Continuing Education Building. University credit for the conference will be available for an additional fee.

The conference is designed to be a “how-to guide” for beginning, intermediate and advanced genealogical researchers. More than 50 classes will cover topics such as advancements in computer programs, managing genealogy databases, digital photography and research techniques.

Featured speakers will include Alan Mann of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, who will talk about “Useful New Sites and Services on the Internet,” and Dick Eastman, author of the weekly online periodical, “Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter,” who will address “Putting the Genes in Genealogy: A Serious Look at the New Role of the Family Historian in a DNA World.”

Representatives from the Family and Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also will be on hand to discuss the Church’s family history databases and programs.

The conference is sponsored by BYU Religious Education, the BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy, the BYU Computer Science Department, the LDS Family History Library, the BYU History Department and the BYU Division of Continuing Education.

For more information, contact Conferences and Workshops at (801) 422-4853 or visit the conference Web site, familyhistoryconferences.byu.edu.

Writer: Elizabeth Kasper

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