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Conference on Family History and Genealogy at BYU July 28–31

The 41st annual Brigham Young University Conference on Family History and Genealogy, “Strengthening Ties That Bind Families Together Forever,” will offer more than 140 classes, allowing participants to acquire new skills and helpful information in family history research July 28–31.

Class topics include beginning family history, FamilySearch, writing the narrative family history, basic research methodologies, using BYU’s Harold B. Lee Library, research in the United States and Canada, colonial America, international research, British research, tips for professional genealogists and using computers, the Internet and technology.

To see the complete schedule or to register, visit or call (801) 422-8925.

The conference will be in the BYU Conference Center, 770 East University Parkway, and plenty of free parking will be available.

Keynote presenters:

• Elder John H. Groberg was sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy in 1976, where he had responsibilities with the Family History Department. On other assignments he and his family have lived in Argentina, Hawaii and Hong Kong. He served in the Presidency of the Seventy until named General Authority emeritus in 2005.

• John Phillip Colletta is one of America’s most popular genealogical lecturers. Entertaining, knowledgeable and experienced, he is based in Washington, D.C., where he conducts workshops for the National Archives and teaches courses for the Smithsonian Institution and local universities.

• David E. Rencher is employed by the Family History Department in Salt Lake City as the director of the planning and coordination division. He is both an accredited genealogist and a certified genealogist. He will discuss “FamilySearch Tackles the Information Explosion.”

Other popular presenters include Janet Hovorka, Barbara Renick, Mary Slawson, Steve W. Anderson, Jim Greene, George Ryskamp and Judy Jones.

For more information, call (801) 422-8925.


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