Tuesday, June 16, 2015

BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy

BYU Conference on Family History and GenealogyI’m honored to be an official conference blogger for this year’s conference on Family History and Genealogy at Brigham Young University. The conference is scheduled for the 28th to 31st of July 2015.

Topics scheduled for this year include:

  • ICAPGen Accreditation
  • Beginner Skills
  • Methodology
  • U.S./Canada Research
  • German Research
  • Online Research
  • Writing/Publishing Family History
  • FamilySearch
  • DNA Research
  • U.K Research
  • Military Records

For more information, visit http://ce.byu.edu/cw/cwgen.

BYU myFamily History Youth CampConcurrent with this year’s conference is a new youth camp: myFamily History Youth Camp. The camp is designed for young members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, age 14-18. The goal of the camp is that “each youth who attends this camp will leave with enough knowledge and ability in family history research to become a ward family history consultant, able to pass on his or her knowledge and excitement about family history work to other ward members, family and friends.” The camp includes a joint dance with another popular BYU youth camp: Especially for Youth. Attendees will attend the keynote sessions of the adult conference: Elder Gerald N. Lund of the Church, Robert Kehrer of FamilySearch, Lisa Louise Cooke of Genealogy Gems., and movie producer, T.C. Christensen. Participants will take several field trips, including one to the Salt Lake City Family History Library. The schedule includes plenty of hands-on lab time. Participants can stay on-campus or arrange for their own housing. For more information, visit http://ce.byu.edu/cw/myFamily.


  1. Congratulations! I'm excited to also be an official conference blogger for the BYU Conference on Family History & Genealogy. I've been going through the list of classes. So many wonderful classes to choose from! It's going to be hard to pick which ones to attend.

  2. Hi,

    I want to let you know that your blog post is listed in today's Fab Finds post at http://janasgenealogyandfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2015/06/follow-friday-fab-finds-for-june-19-2015.html

    Have a great weekend!


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