Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Insider Named Official Blogger for BYU Conference

imageI’m honored to announce that Brigham Young University has asked me to serve as an official blogger at the BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy.

The conference will be held 26-29 July 2016 at the Conference Center (730 East University Parkway, Provo, Utah) on the BYU campus. Registration is now open. There will be more than 100 classes on topics including

  • Youth and Genealogy
  • LDS Family History Callings
  • FamilySearch Family Tree
  • DNA Research
  • Google Genealogy
  • ICAPGen (The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists)
  • U.S. Research
  • Methodology
  • International Research
  • Scandinavian Research

Keynote speakers will be Steve Rockwood, president and CEO of FamilySearch and Paul Milner. Paul is a professional genealogist, author, and lecturer. He authored Discover English Parish Records, Genealogy at a Glance: English Research and coauthored A Genealogists Guide to Discovering your English Ancestors and A Genealogists Guide to Discovering your Scottish Ancestors. As you can see from his book titles, he is one of the leading experts on British Isles research and migration. While born and raised in England, he has lived in the states since 1975, so he has lots of US research experience as well.

The conference draws members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as well as members of the general public. Steve’s address will be spiritually centered and some tracks are LDS-specific. But there is definitely something for everyone. The conference is held about an hour away from the Salt Lake Family History Library, so you may wish to combine a trip.

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  3. Congratulations, Ancestry Insider! This is a special honor.

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