The Family and Church History Mission and the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City plan to conduct a weeklong family history workshop for the deaf from June 21 through the 25. Classes will be taught by skilled genealogists from the deaf community.
Class sessions will be conducted each morning from 9 to 10:20 a.m. and from 10:35 a.m. to 12 p.m. Each of the two class periods offers a choice of three to five different genealogy workshops.
Deaf and sign language interpreter volunteers will also be available afternoons in the library. Wayne Metcalfe, director of acquisitions, Family and Church History Department, will open the conference with a lecture on worldwide digital data acquisition of family history information. That will be followed by Dr. Tom Jones, of Gallaudet University, a joint editor of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, whose lecture will be entitled "Solving (Genealogical) Problems with Original Sources."