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Family History and Genealogy Conference to be held at BYU Aug. 1-4

Brigham Young University will host the 38th annual Family History and Genealogy Conference Aug. 1-4 at the BYU Conference Center.

The theme for the conference will be “Strengthening Ties That Bind Families Together Forever.”

Keynote speakers will include Elder Marlin K. Jensen, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy and Church historian and recorder for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as Jay L. Verkler, associate managing director of the Family and Church History Department.

More than 100 classes will be offered for beginning, intermediate and advanced researchers. Class topics will include “What’s New on FamilySearch.org,” “Organizing with the Experts,” “Family Organizations in the 21st Century” and “Attracting Youth to Family History.”

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

More information and registration for the conference is available by calling (801) 422-8925 or by visiting familyhistoryconferences.byu.edu.

Writer: Elizabeth Kasper

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