Thursday, August 7, 2008

I'm Presenting at the 2008 UGA Fall Conference

UGA Logo Guess what?! I'm presenting two classes at the 2008 Utah Genealogical Association (UGA) Fall Conference on Saturday, September 13th at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. At 9:00AM I am presenting, "The New FamilySearch Rollout." At 11:30AM (yuck! during lunch!) I'm presenting, "Serendipity in Genealogy." Would it be OK if I share your story of help from the other side? Send it to me in an E-mail. Or come and share it in person. Either way, drop me a note at

Both presentations are tentatively scheduled for the auditorium, but if five or less sign up for the 11:30AM class, I'll ask UGA to move it to the FHL snack room on level 1. :-) I thought I had the coveted 10:15AM time slot, but Kory Meyerink got it, pushing me into the lunch hour! It must be nice being famous. ;-) Now I'm up against Michael John Neill, Mary Hill and other greats! Say...... You don't know what I look like...... Maybe I could get a celebrity impersonator to fill in and I'll attend one of those other great classes. =-) Who would you like me to look like? (Please pick someone cheap, like Danny from the Partridge Family.)

The conference goes from 9AM on Friday, 12-September-2008 to 5:30PM on Saturday. The Friday morning keynote speaker is Don Anderson, director of the FamilySearch Worldwide Support Services Division. After the retirement of Raymond Wright, Anderson was also appointed as director for the Family History Library.

BTW, this is a great year to come to the UGA Fall Conference. Because it is being held inside the Family History Library, all registration fees are waived this year. Of course, the price of gas will eat up those savings and more. But still... Tell your spouse you're going to a conference and then just spend all your time at the FHL. Come on; you know you want to.

On the UGA website you can find a registration form and a detailed class schedule. I hope to see you there!


  1. Of course, I had to check the list of speakers to see if your real name was there. Nope - The ancestry Insider was listed. But then, most of these people know who you are, don't they?

    The conference looks interesting - I'm thinking about attending! I need to look at the calendar and airfares.

    Cheers -- Randy

  2. Dear Randy,

    Come on up. I'd love to meet ya' in person. We could do lunch--if only I had time for lunch that day. During lunch I'm presenting at a nearby family reunion. Dinner on Friday night, maybe?

    -- The Insider


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