Technology experts around the world are racing to create faster and better ways for people to search for and store information about their progenitors. Business and nonprofit organizations are creating better computer images and databases for electronic genealogy projects and collections, and one organization in Salt Lake is compiling the world's largest database of ancestral DNA, which can link generations through the genetic codes of living relatives.
These technology innovators and experts gathered Thursday at Brigham Young University to show off and discuss these new ideas. Attendance at the fifth annual Workshop on Technology for Family History and Genealogical Research attracted more than 100 attendees this year, twice as many as last year's, said Mindy Varkevisser, program director.
You can read more about this year's workshop on the Daily Herald web site.