Wednesday, July 8, 2015

BYU Family History Conference Opportunities (#BYUFHGC)

BYU Conference on Family History and GenealogyBYU Conferences and Workshops has announced two events associated with the upcoming BYU Family History and Genealogy Conference. The general public is invited to the first.

One keynote this year is by filmmaker T.C. Christensen who will be speaking about his new movie, Cokeville Miracle. If you wish to see the movie prior to listening to his keynote, the BYU Varsity Theater will show the movie Thursday evening, 30 July. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased on the conference registration page. Click “Register Now” and add the “Cokeville Miracle” option to your cart.

The BYU Family History Library is holding an open house on Wednesday evening, 29 July, from 6 to 8 pm, for conference participants. The open house gives attendees an opportunity to learn about the library. The library will have four stations with scanners, microfilms, reference books, and databases. The stations will be staffed by missionaries, student assistants, and staff to teach and help attendees with their family history. There will be drawings for prizes, including large format fan charts and personal journals. Of course, attendees can also work on their own family history! There are plenty of computers available.

View an online campus map to locate the Varsity Theater in the Wilkinson Student Center and the Harold B. Lee Library (which houses the Family History Library).

The last I heard, there are still seats for the conference. The conference offers more than 160 classes and runs the week of 28 to 31 July 2015. Visit for more information.


  1. The BYU Family History Library Open House on July 29th is open to the General Public not just Conference Participants.

    Eld/'Sis Burgi BYU Family History Library Missionary Coordinators 801-422-3766

  2. The links on the conference site do not work for viewing schedules for Wed., Thurs. and Fri.

  3. Hello! We have another great opportunity for your Northern Utah readers. On September 12, 2015, the Ogden FamilySearch Library and the Weber State University History Department are hosting the free Ogden Family History Conference called "Of Roots and Branches." It will be held in the Weber State University Shepard Union Building. Five one hour sessions will be held, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with over 65 individual classes to choose from. Marlin Jensen, former historian for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and his wife, Kathy Jensen, former Weber County Mother of the Year, will give the keynote address at 8:30 a.m. We will have 30 family-history/genealogy vendors on hand. To find more information or media, please contact me at or visit


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